Kersten Buck

Director, Strategic Solutions

Kersten Buck
kbuckSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

Kersten Buck has extensive domestic and global experience in Staffing and Contingent Workforce Management. She has held executive positions in Sales, Operations, Outsourcing Solutions, Consulting, IC Compliance, Global MSP Services, and Implementations. Her hands-on practice in translating client needs to operational solutions resulted in programs with measurable results and continued improvement in reducing cost and increasing program adoption with successful supplier participation. Kersten provides strategy and analysis for both the staffing supplier and buying needs of those looking at high end outsourcing, and contract services to support Contingent Workforce Management.

Recent Articles

Talent: A One-Lens Approach

March 26, 2014

We constantly hear about the war for talent and talent shortages, and that’s becoming a global discussion point. But sometimes, we make the process more difficult on ourselves by keeping talent pools separate based on where we get them.

What’s the Right CW Mix?

February 12, 2014

Now that the contingent workforce has become a valued part of organizations, they are looking at whether the mix of those workers is appropriate. 

New Year, New Performance Plans

January 15, 2014

The beginning of the year means it’s time to review your goals from the previous year and evaluate your contingent workforce program’s performance according to those goals. Here are the most important steps to consider when planning for your New Year supplier/partner evaluations and goals.

Suppliers’ Concerns for 2014

December 11, 2013

What is on the minds of suppliers as they look ahead to 2014? Here are some common themes that are ever present in our discussions with them.

Why SOW Arrangements Are So Important

October 9, 2013

Buyers are becoming more and more interested in statement of work arrangements. Here are some of the top reasons why.

Technology’s Effect on Talent Acquisition and Management

June 26, 2013

With more and more companies pitching solutions to designed to attract, engage and retain talent using technology in new ways, the way contingent workforce managers and their staffing suppliers approach recruiting will need to change.

European Staffing Firms Eye the US

June 12, 2013

While U.S.-based staffing providers tend to expand globally in response to their customers’ needs, it is the U.S.’s economic recovery that is leading European firms to consider expanding to the U.S.

Payrolling Services: Maximizing the Benefits of Self-Sourcing

April 17, 2013

As companies turn to payrolling firms to manage their self-sourced contingents, they and their providers need to develop effective management strategies and tools.

Are You Ready to Go Global?

February 13, 2013

Taking CW programs global has been a priority for a few years now, and some companies that have gone through it are sharing their experiences for others to learn. 

Stalling VMS/MSP Spend: a Hiccup or a Trend?

February 6, 2013

Data from recent Staffing Industry Analysts surveys show spend going through VMS/MSPs has slowed after rising for several years. Is this a trend or just a bump in the road?