Bryan Peña

VP, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research

Bryan Peña
bpenaSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

As Staffing Industry Analysts’ Vice President, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research, Peña is internationally recognized as the expert on contingent workforce management strategies and tactics. His primary function is to manage the unique needs of the CWS Council globally, helping these companies deploy cutting-edge strategies for managing their contingent labor and, as required, provide buy-side viewpoints to staffing firms. He is also responsible for drafting and executing the CWS Council research agenda with the ultimate goal of advancing thought leadership around the growing field of contingent work. An accomplished speaker and presenter, Peña’s specific expertise comes from over a decade of strategic sourcing experience in Fortune 500 companies and includes services pricing and negotiation strategies, contract construction, risk management, and international MSP and VMS program delivery models.

Peña is also known for his bimonthly column, which runs in Staffing Industry Analysts’ publications.

Peña graduated with a B.A. in economics from University of California at San Diego.

Recent Articles

Thought Leader Webinar: SOW - a Global Trend

February 20, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Hear insights from industry experts 
  • Duration: approximately 1h

SIA Research: MSP Negotiation Template

February 13, 2013

Staffing Industry Analysts has developed a template CWS Council members can use in MSP negotiations. Council members can contact Bryan Peña, VP, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research, for the tool at bpena (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

CW Management: Brace for Change

February 6, 2013

As companies evolve and contingent workforce management matures, the fundamental nature of the contingent workforce is changing as well — not just in terms of the workforce itself, which is becoming ever more diverse, but the ways in which the workforce is managed. 

2013 MSP Negotiation Template

January 28, 2013

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

2012 CWS Council Topics, Questions and Answers

January 27, 2013

  • Several companies state their reason for holding MSP accountable for total cycle time
  • Answers provided for various struggles with regulation in India
  • Outline of various factors that affect cost of ongoing VMS support
  • Many other topics discussed

CW Management: The Tipping Point

January 16, 2013

The Procurement Guy shares trends he expects to see this year in terms of contingent workforce usage and management.

Harnessing SOW Spend: Critical First Steps and Lessons Learned

December 28, 2012

  • Report discusses how to incorporate SOW spend into a CW program
  • Lessons learned provided from those in the trenches

2012: The Year of the Customer

December 5, 2012

As we come to the close of yet another year, it’s entirely appropriate to reflect on the year that was. 2012 saw great change in the marketplace, not just from the standpoint of consolidation in the industry but also in the continuing sophistication of the buyers.

Evaluating CW Risk to Get Buy-in

November 14, 2012

Many contingent workforce managers struggle with articulating risk and the related potential costs — the backbone of a business case — to stakeholders and the C-suite. Here are five areas that, once addressed, can win you that crucial buy-in.

Contract Sample Clauses Part 2

November 7, 2012

Contingent workforce managers often leave such issues as liability, indemnification and insurance to attorneys, but the CW managers often craft commercial terms of the contracts themselves.