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

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.

Contingent Workforce Legal Update 2015 - ACA and Other Concerns-June 2015

June 24, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • CW management legal update
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

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.

Pursuing diversity with care

February 11, 2015

Many companies are expanding the scope of their diversity initiatives, putting their contingent workforce programs in potentially risky situations. Proceed with caution.

Don’t turn your back; CW workforce is also HR’s responsibility

December 17, 2014

Human resources is responsible for the talent quality and productivity within an organization but the group does not consider your CW as part of the talent? What do you do?

Performance improvement plans for a contingent worker could mean big savings

November 12, 2014

Performance improvement plans are used widely to protect a company’s investment in a traditional employee. Why not use them in contingent relationships as well?

The IC’s revenge: Using SOW agreements to mitigate risk

October 15, 2014

As the economy improves, independent contractors are more reluctant to give up that status. Here's how programs can keep using them, but still mitigate their classification risk.