Bryan Peña

VP, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research

Bryan Peña
bpenaSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

As Staffing Industry Analysts’ Vice President, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research, Peña is internationally recognized as the expert on contingent workforce management strategies and tactics. His primary function is to manage the unique needs of the CWS Council globally, helping these companies deploy cutting-edge strategies for managing their contingent labor and, as required, provide buy-side viewpoints to staffing firms. He is also responsible for drafting and executing the CWS Council research agenda with the ultimate goal of advancing thought leadership around the growing field of contingent work. An accomplished speaker and presenter, Peña’s specific expertise comes from over a decade of strategic sourcing experience in Fortune 500 companies and includes services pricing and negotiation strategies, contract construction, risk management, and international MSP and VMS program delivery models.

Peña is also known for his bimonthly column, which runs in Staffing Industry Analysts’ publications.

Peña graduated with a B.A. in economics from University of California at San Diego.

Recent Articles

When it comes to people, throw out those procurement rules

6 May 2015

Many tried-and-true elements of successful procurement often have negative effects on a contingent workforce program’s health. 

Managing Risk & Understanding Operating Models for European Programmes

29 April 2015

  • Hear from MSP experts about risk mitigation in Europe
  • Watch the playback on demand, approx 1 hour
  • Download a copy of the presentation as a pdf

Tread carefully when engaging ICs online

29 April 2015

Recent headlines have featured independent contractors challenging their classification through litigation. In some cases, this has highlighted the issues presented by online staffing tools that we have been covering quite extensively.

Be clear and complete in your RFP: It matters

8 April 2015

Following up on his admonition to be transparent in RFPs, Bryan Peña, VP of contingent workforce strategies and research, lists components RFPs should have to get the best results.

SOW & Project Services - are Europeans late adopters?

25 March 2015

  • Hear from experts about sourcing SOW and Project Services in Europe using a VMS tool
  • Watch the playback on demand, approx 1 hour
  • Download a copy of the presentation as a pdf

RFP: Be honest when pitching your program, it will pay off in better pricing

25 March 2015

RFPs are a difficult process for buyers and staffing suppliers, but failure to be transparent about your program's scope can lead to higher costs in the long run.

Contingent labor is simple, engaging them another paradigm

11 March 2015

Technologies may be catching up to various talent management needs, but they will not replace the need for staffing firms.

The employer mandate is starting to kick in. Where do you stand?

28 January 2015

Now that Jan. 1 has come and gone, the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act is in partial effect. Are you paying more for your contingent workers now?

2014 SIA Service Differentiators Report - VMS Initial Findings

23 January 2015

  • Each year, Staffing Industry Analysts conducts a comprehensive assessment of Vendor Management Systems (VMS) and Managed Service Program (MSP) providers. 
  • The detailed reports provide insight to buyers about the latest features and functionality, service offerings, breadth of experience and... More

Program stagnation? Study, compare and then adopt qualitative measures

23 December 2014

Is your program stuck in the mud? Look inward and outward to get it to the next level.