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

MSP Engagement Models Revisited

10 May 2012

  • Pros and cons of vendor-neutral, master supplier, and hybrid models
  • Strategies for selecting appropriate model
  • A concise and useful reference

Building Your Contingent Workforce Program

30 April 2012

  • Panel discussion of strategies to building a CW program
  • See how other companies get stakeholder buy-in and manage their MSP/VMS
  • Learn what has worked and what hasn't from experienced CW program managers

Co-employment: Friend or Foe?

9 April 2012

  • Panel discussion on co-employment issues with temporary workers
  • Strategies discussed on how to mitigate misclassification risks and manage suppliers
  • Should temporary workers be invited to the company picnic?

Building and Operating a Global MSP Governance Structure

2 April 2012

  • This report outlines how to establish a governance structure for a multi-national MSP
  • Roles, responsibilities, and participants for global governance team explained
  • We describe mitigation approaches for various challenges to global governance

With This Ring, I Thee …

27 December 2011

Tips to make sure your relationship with customers is successful and long-lasting.

Ask the Procurement Guy: Setting Performance Goals

27 July 2011

A reader wonders which criteria should be focused on when setting performance goals for a CW program. Bryan Peña, The Procurement Guy, responds. Hint: It’s not all about savings.

CWS Council Draft Contingent Worker Policy

10 June 2011

  • Sample document contianing CWS Council member’s Draft Contingent Worker Policy
  • A CW Policy is typically used to state what a company's internal procedures are as they relate to contingent work. 
  • This sample document was submitted by a Member of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Contingent... More

Assessing Your CW Program: What Metrics are Your C-level Executives Interested In?

18 May 2011

  • Moderator: Diana Gabriel, VP, Strategy & Solutions, Staffing Industry Analysts
  • Guest Speakers:
    - Jason Ezratty, Managing Partner, Brightfield Strategies
     - Bryan Peña, VP, Contingent Workforce Strategy and Research, Staffing Industry Analysts
  • 1 hour 5 minutes

Ask The Procurement Guy: Moving SOW

16 May 2011

Many companies are considering incorporating statement of work (SOW) spend into their programs. In 2009, everyone was concerned about cost savings. In 2010 it was about expanding globally. This year, everyone is interested in risk mitigation and SOW. We, however, are not sure if it is for the right move... More

Managing Co-employment Risk in Government Contracting

14 April 2011

  • Moderator: Barry Asin, President, Staffing Industry Analysts
  • Guest Speaker: Eric Rumbaugh, Partner Michael Best and Friedrich
  • 57 minutes including Q&A