Dawn McCartney

Director, Contingent Workforce Strategies & Research

Dawn MsCartney

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.

Recent Articles

Furloughing contingents could pay off if done right

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.

Pursuing diversity with care

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.

Don’t turn your back; CW workforce is also HR’s responsibility

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?

Performance improvement plans for a contingent worker could mean big savings

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?

The IC’s revenge: Using SOW agreements to mitigate risk

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.

All out of love? How to get it back

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.

To SOW or not? What every program manager should know

6 August 2014

Here are a few things that should be considered before going live with a statement-of-work program management initiative.

Retiring? Not so fast, say employers

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.

Change Management: What’s in it for You

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

Defining Quality in Our Ecosystem

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.