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

In House vs Outsource-Which MSP Model is Right for You? - December 2015

December 17, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Find answers to how you can build a holistic strategy to address your HR program needs
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

Considering a program change? Understand its value first

November 11, 2015

Change is constant, but not always a given. How to know whether to make a change to your program, back up your argument and ensure success.

The customer is not always right: Listen when your supplier says 'no'

October 14, 2015

Is the customer really always right? In this instance, the customer I am referencing is you — the buyer of staffing services. And the answer is no.

Winning The Modern Day Talent Wars: How Top Enterprises Are Building An On-Demand Workforce - September 2015

September 30, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Use technology to streamline the sourcing and management of contingent labor
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

Program policies and business rules: Don’t assume everyone knows they exist

September 23, 2015

When you get a last-minute, emergency onboarding request, ask yourself if the hiring manager is defying the program rules or simply didn't know about them.

Successful launch? Be prepared for change right out of the gate

July 15, 2015

You have launched your program. But if you think you'll have a chance to rest after all your hard work and preparation, think again. Change is constant, and you'll be asked for it sooner than you think.

Include contingents in your safety training programs; You will not trigger co-employment

June 24, 2015

Safety is of utmost importance, so don't forget your contingents need to receive the same safety training and materials as your traditional staff.

Tempnapping: When cutting costs may cost you more

May 6, 2015

Cutting costs within a contingent workforce program is always a goal, but sometimes, such efforts can be more detrimental than you realize.

Crossing the finish line doesn’t mean you won

April 1, 2015

Being kept through the end of the assignment doesn’t necessarily mean your engagement manager was pleased with the worker or work performed. 

Furloughing contingents could pay off if done right

March 4, 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.