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

Process Improvement Techniques Primer

24 July 2013

Over the course of a career in contingent workforce management, you may spend a lot of time discussing process and process improvement techniques. Here are some of the most common techniques to guide you in your selection:

2013 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape

10 June 2013

  • $100 billion in global VMS/MSP spend accounted for in this study
  • Global VMS and MSP spend in our study rose 21% and 18% in 2012, respectively
  • VMS providers reported 62 "mega-programs" (programs with annual spend over $300 million)

Include Counterparts When Taking Your CW Program Global

22 May 2013

Globalizing contingent workforce programs continues to be a hot topic among CW professionals, yet those who have expanded their programs, and those based in other countries, would advise caution before expanding.

Expert’s Corner

24 April 2013

The New Reality: How suppliers can be effective in this environment.

Incorporating SOW Outside the US

3 April 2013

A recent poll of CWS Council members indicated programs outside the U.S. aren't pushing to incorporate statement-of-work consultants.

SIA Recruitment Process Outsourcing Survey Results

13 March 2013

  • Global RPO market estimated at $4 billion
  • US RPO market estimated between $1.5 and $2.0 billion
  • Results of our survey of RPO providers in this report

Procurement: Get Beyond Savings

27 February 2013

If procurement’s primary focus is on cost savings for the contingent workforce program, it's missing the mark.

Thought Leader Webinar: SOW - a Global Trend

20 February 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Hear insights from industry experts 
  • Duration: approximately 1h

SIA Research: MSP Negotiation Template

13 February 2013

Staffing Industry Analysts has developed a template CWS Council members can use in MSP negotiations. Council members can contact Bryan Peña, VP, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research, for the tool at bpena (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

CW Management: Brace for Change

6 February 2013

As companies evolve and contingent workforce management matures, the fundamental nature of the contingent workforce is changing as well — not just in terms of the workforce itself, which is becoming ever more diverse, but the ways in which the workforce is managed.