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Reach Greater Growth and Profitability in Your Contingent Workforce Programs


In my 20 exciting years working in the contingent (external) workforce space, I have seen the most dramatic shifts recently. After one of the largest recessions in US history, we are ...
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VMS Creates New Vistas for the Integrated ERP Ecosystem


A transformation is underway in the arena of business application software. Often unwieldy, expensive, inflexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems of the past are being replaced ...
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The VMS-FMS family is growing; New offering allows companies to source directly


The honeymoon continues. Ten months after Beeline bought OnForce, the newlyweds have surveyed the market and cemented their relationship with a new plugin, OnForce Sourcing. Like many ...
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Non-Traditional Talent to Solve Non-Traditional Problems – Optimizing the External Workforce


If ever there was a negative stigma placed on the external workforce, it’s disappearing now as business leaders recognize the many benefits of incorporating niche, specialized skill ...
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Low-margin VMS Work – Friend or Foe?


As staffing and recruiting companies continue to get squeezed on margins – particularly with their VMS work – many look to a cost-effective alternative. Why, for example, would ...
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Improving Fill Ratios


In major league baseball, a hitter who fails seven out of ten times will become a multi-millionaire and oftentimes make the Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, in IT staff augmentation fill ...
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Where the Staffing Industry Tech Is Heading


One thing the staffing industry has a lot of is data. The problem today is it’s mostly unstructured; CVs sit on redundant legacy databases, interview notes and feedback tends to be ...
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‘Oh No, Not A Job Order!’


Job orders are overrated. They are easy to acquire and a waste of time. Job orders provide a terrific false sense of security. In a word, job orders stink. You may ask, how can that ...
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Overcoming Candidate Resistance to SSN requests


Recruitment is a business that runs on building professional relationships. Relationships that are based on providing values and trust. This trust can be slightly disturbed when a ...
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The Benefits of an Integrated VMS


Contingent workforce management has long been held in a silo, viewed as separate from many organizations’ core operations.  But as the contingent percentage of the workforce grows, ...
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