Incredible Results or Mediocrity? It Starts With Your Culture

Many predicted that the Toronto Blue Jays would not fare so well after their long time president Paul Beeston and GM Alex Anthopolous, architects of a team that was arguably a player or two away from a world championship, were mistreated and shown the door as new President Mark Shapiro took their offices.

The result so far has been a mediocre performance by the majority of the team’s personnel. Numbers are down, and what was once a very solid teamseems now to be unraveling.

Automating SOW Procurement: Upstream Integration is Key

There are so many eProcurement and vendor management systems claiming to effectively manage the procurement of SOW spend.In most cases these “solutions” miss the mark, rarely even addressing the most important part of the SOW – the ‘Project Plan’.

To effectively automate the procurement of SOW, a technology must either integrate with or become the buyer's Project Management tool. The project plan is the Holy Grail of any SOW. It defines the resource requirements, budgets, time...

Open Versus Closed Marketplaces

It is so refreshing to see so many contingent labor programs shifting away from a closed marketplace, employing open market drivers and seeing almost instant results.

What do we mean by open v. closed?

It’s simple, in an open marketplace, suppliers are open to communicate with hiring managers. They understand their requirements and submit candidates at a rate that the supplier sets. All of this occurs in a highly competitive marketplace, which ensures the highest service, qu...

The One Secret to a Competitive Edge in a Crowded Market

Landing the best talent requires the reputation of a good work experience for its contractors.It sounds easier said than done, but there's a surprisingly simple strategy to accomplish this through a trickle-down effect beginning with your invoicing process. This one trick can lead to better service from suppliers, increased contracts, and access to a better pool of talent.

Gain a Competitive Edge: Pay With Speed

When it comes to paying contingent labor for services...

Timing is Everything - Don't Lose Your Best Candidates to Hiring Bottlenecks

The most critical step to consistently procure the best available contractors is the speed with which staff can post jobs, screen resumes, conduct interviews, and onboard. If staff cannot handle these steps properly, it can result in slowdowns in the talent hiring process. Every HR team knows what it's like to decide on a candidate only to be informed that they've accepted a contract elsewhere in the meantime,or worse, to extend an offer and not hear back at all. There are a few ways to av...