Dawn McCartney is the Director of Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research for Staffing Industry Analysts. She has over 13 years of human resource experience working on both the supplier and buyer sides. Her expertise on the buyer side includes contingent workforce policies, procedures, strategies and implementation of contingent workforce programs including VMS selection and supplier selection. She currently utilizes her experience and expertise to provide insight and best practices globally to the CWS Council members. She is also an industry speaker, writer and an instructor of SIA’s CCWP Certification program.
4 March 2015
Furloughs are not new to business, but when companies use them on their contingent workforce, they may not see the savings they expect. Here's why, and how to better prepare.
11 February 2015
Many companies are expanding the scope of their diversity initiatives, putting their contingent workforce programs in potentially risky situations. Proceed with caution.
17 December 2014
Human resources is responsible for the talent quality and productivity within an organization but the group does not consider your CW as part of the talent? What do you do?
12 November 2014
Performance improvement plans are used widely to protect a company’s investment in a traditional employee. Why not use them in contingent relationships as well?
15 October 2014
As the economy improves, independent contractors are more reluctant to give up that status. Here's how programs can keep using them, but still mitigate their classification risk.
24 September 2014
If you're no longer feeling the love from your suppliers, you're not alone. But there are things you can do to inject excitement into your staffing partnership.
6 August 2014
Here are a few things that should be considered before going live with a statement-of-work program management initiative.
2 July 2014
As companies face critical skills shortages, they are looking at ways to engage their most valuable resource: their skilled, retirement-age workers.
19 March 2014
You may have thought developing and then obtaining an approval to implement a change to your CW program was hard work. But running an RFP, educating and rallying stakeholders, doing your research and due diligence is nothing compared with the work that is required to manage this change in your organization.... More
30 October 2013
Quality may seem so difficult to deliver because it means something different to everyone. Here are ways to get on the same page.