A New Prescription
A leading life sciences provider goes RPO
By Subadhra R. Sriram
For Cegedim Dendrite, having its contingent workforce program administered by a managed service provider has been a great pill to take. As a leading supplier of CRM, data and services, Cegedim was so impressed by the results of its temporary worker program under the aegis of a managed service provider, it decided to go one step further: the recruitment of the company's traditional workforce has been handed to its managed service provider (MSP), Allegis Group Services.
A world leader in pharmaceutical CRM, Cegedim is an early adopter of the idea that all workforce planning -- for its traditional employees as well as contingents -- should be developed by one source. Staffing Industry Analysts, the publisher of this magazine, however, does not see this as a trend. "I can see this making sense for specialized unique hiring where recruitment and sourcing is an issue and there's not a lot of volume of hires involved," says Dana Shaw, senior VP of strategy and solutions. ...