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

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.

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.

Power Seller

1 April 2013

Show, Don’t Tell: Following basic values can help you become a preferred supplier.

Cost Correction, Not Savings

13 February 2013

Instead of focusing on savings, contingent workforce managers should turn their sights on cost corrections: getting the right worker at the right price. Here’s why — and how.