April 19, 2011 - Vol. 3.10


Explore how good supplier relations include the MSP, the client and suppliers working together. Read about the SOW market and why conducting vendor evaluations help.

Column Corner: Three's Company

April 21, 2011

How the supplier, MSP and you can work together--successfully. While managed service providers help contingent workforce managers greatly, having one doesn't mean contingent workforce managers should not be involved in the communications process with vendors participating in their programs. Indeed, there... More

Heard on the Street: SOW Market

April 21, 2011

Statement of work consultants are all the rage. But for vendors to be effective and companies to be successful, SOW suppliers need to be managed appropriately. End users of contingent labor have to approach this talent segment with a certain mindset, while vendors have to realize that, contractually,... More

Behind the News: How Many Temps are Too Many

April 21, 2011

At the beginning of April, the Business Minister of the Federal State of Thuringia (Thüringen) in Germany, Mathias Machnig (Social Democrat), announced his intention to reduce investments subsidies or cut them altogether for companies that hire "too many agency temporary employees".

Because You Asked: Monthly Vendor Reviews

April 21, 2011

There are those who believe that there is more to a CW program than evaluating suppliers. You don't necessarily have to assess your suppliers monthly, but you should conduct reviews and have a process in place.