CWS Council Research

2013 VMS and MSP Service Differentiators

7 November 2013

  • 20 VMS providers and 17 MSPs evaluated along hundreds of features
  • Feature categories include supplier management, sourcing, reporting, integrations, implementation and others
  • Providers evaluated for functionality in various program type scenarios

Lexicon of Contingent Workforce-Related Terms

5 November 2013

  • One of the major challenges facing contingent workforce program managers and executives is ensuring that a common language is used. A lack of common definitions can cause severe communication problems.
  • To help alleviate the issue, this newly revised lexicon suggests a set of "working definitions"... More

A Look at the Colombian Temporary Workforce Environment

30 September 2013

  • Overview of the Colombian legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

A Look at the Hong Kong Temporary Workforce Environment

30 August 2013

  • Overview of the Hong Kong legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

A Look at the Singapore Temporary Workforce Environment

27 August 2013

  • Overview of the Singapore legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

2013 VMS/MSP Customer Experience Report

23 August 2013

  • Top VMS and MSP performers announced
  • More than 20,000 buyers and more than 20,000 suppliers surveyed
  • Buyers are generally modest promoters of VMS/MSP, suppliers staunch detractors

2013 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape

10 June 2013

  • $100 billion in global VMS/MSP spend accounted for in this study
  • Global VMS and MSP spend in our study rose 21% and 18% in 2012, respectively
  • VMS providers reported 62 "mega-programs" (programs with annual spend over $300 million)

A Look at the Chinese Temporary Workforce Environment

11 April 2013

  • Overview of the Chinese legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

SIA Recruitment Process Outsourcing Survey Results

13 March 2013

  • Global RPO market estimated at $4 billion
  • US RPO market estimated between $1.5 and $2.0 billion
  • Results of our survey of RPO providers in this report

2013 MSP Negotiation Template

28 January 2013

  • Template for negotiating contract with MSP
  • Fees, contract term, invoicing and other items addressed in this template