In the contingent workforce world, the publication of the VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape report is a little akin to Oscar night. The names are released and there is jubilation in some quarters and renewed ambition in others. This year was no different. But one thing stands out.
Vendor managed systems and managed service providers are here to stay. The amount of money spent... More
How do you choose where to eat out? I conducted a casual poll of my prized colleagues. Mundane considerations like time, money, geography notwithstanding, they look at referrals. The list includes word of mouth, online reviews (Yelp is a hot favorite) and ratings. But often the casual ad in the window that says “San Jose Mercury’s best of 2011” as you walk by does the trick. You took a chance... More
Contingent workforce management has grown up. I saw seasoned professionals striding confidently exchanging ideas and chatting about trends at our 7th annual Contingent Workforce Management Summit held in Las Vegas earlier this month. They are the new mavens. We have come a long way from the days when CWM was an emerging field. The pioneers of yesteryears are today’s managers on the cutting... More
Google the word “misclassification” and you get around 1.16 million hits. It is also the number one search term on Staffing Industry Analysts’ website. So it was no surprise that much of the conversation at the CWS Risk Forum in Las Vegas on the 5th and 6th of October was around misclassification. Three representatives from the Internal Revenue Service made an appearance and spoke... More