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

SOW what: Why you should work this spend category into your program

August 5, 2015

Developing or modifying a contingent workforce program can be a painful experience that requires detailed planning. That becomes even more the case when you want to fold in statement-of-work or project services spend. 

Different strokes: Business units may require their own CW rules

May 13, 2015

Some think it would be easiest to apply one set of rules to all stakeholders in the program, but such a stance could hinder your program's success.

Facilitated contact: It’s a sign of the times

April 22, 2015

In the early days of VMS/MSP, CW managers mandated no contact between suppliers and engagement managers. But what made sense then no longer suits program goals, and policies will need to evolve in order to succeed.

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.