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

Spend Control for Program Managers

May 27, 2015

  • Hear from experts about the best strategies to control spend n in Europe
  • Watch the playback on demand, approx 1 hour
  • Download a copy of the presentation as a pdf

When it comes to people, throw out those procurement rules

May 6, 2015

Many tried-and-true elements of successful procurement often have negative effects on a contingent workforce program’s health. 

Tread carefully when engaging ICs online

April 29, 2015

Recent headlines have featured independent contractors challenging their classification through litigation. In some cases, this has highlighted the issues presented by online staffing tools that we have been covering quite extensively.

Going Global: How to Expand Your Program Internationally - April 2015

April 16, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Expand your contingent workforce program internationally
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

Be clear and complete in your RFP: It matters

April 8, 2015

Following up on his admonition to be transparent in RFPs, Bryan Peña, VP of contingent workforce strategies and research, lists components RFPs should have to get the best results.

What’s next? Online Staffing and FMS, Solving the 3-Year Problem and Avoiding Risk - March 2015

March 26, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Improve candidate experience, decrease cost, increase efficiency
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

SOW & Project Services - are Europeans late adopters?

March 25, 2015

  • Hear from experts about sourcing SOW and Project Services in Europe using a VMS tool
  • Watch the playback on demand, approx 1 hour
  • Download a copy of the presentation as a pdf

RFP: Be honest when pitching your program, it will pay off in better pricing

March 25, 2015

RFPs are a difficult process for buyers and staffing suppliers, but failure to be transparent about your program's scope can lead to higher costs in the long run.

Contingent labor is simple, engaging them another paradigm

March 11, 2015

Technologies may be catching up to various talent management needs, but they will not replace the need for staffing firms.

Contingent Workforce Management as a Science-How-to use program data to make decisions that matter - February 2015

February 25, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • How to access accurate data and use it to take your CW Program's performance and cost to the next level
  • Duration approximately 1 hour