Healthcare Staffing Competition is Good, Control by Competitor MSP is Bad

In recent posts to the discussion about VMS and MSP in the healthcare arena, several perspectives have been expressed. In case you are wondering, I am firmly in the camp that there ...

Does Your Disaster Recovery Plan Include Contingent Workers?

In April 2013, two workplace disasters occurred in the same week. In Texas, a fertilizer plan exploded. In Boston, businesses were destroyed in the Marathon bombings. In both cases, ...

Program Office: Your Hiring Manager’s Concierge

An improved hiring manager experience commonly is a top objective when organizations implement a VMS. Among many reasons, they implement a technology to achieve compliance, cost savings, ...

Global, Schmobal …

As companies expand their contingent workforce programs outside of North America, suppliers (of all types) are eager to show that they are also growing and covering increased geographies ...

Have You Asked “So What?” of Your VMS Data Lately?

I once had a boss who boiled every PowerPoint slide, Excel spreadsheet and graphic down to one simple question: “So what?” At the time I saw it as a funny way of challenging my ...

The Five Key Questions to Ask in Order to Prioritize Integrations

In my last post on The Staffing Stream, I addressed what I call the integration paradox: that the lack of resources to integrate your VMS with your existing HRIS and ERP tools may prevent ...

Managing SOW Through VMS Delivers Better Results

VMS analytics and reporting have the power to turn even the most cynical CIO into a believer. Look at what the VMS gets you: cost savings driven by using only authorized vendors,  the ...

The Integration Paradox

Clients often ask me questions like “What system integrations should we consider building between our ERP and our VMS?” or “What will our level of effort be to build such-and-such ...

The Customer Is Always Right

Last week, Colleen Mills and Bob Livonius both submitted posts to the Staffing Stream about MSPs in healthcare staffing.  Mills is the founder of an association that built its membership ...

Why Small Healthcare Staffing Firms Should Take a Stand on VMS/MSP

Recently I have seen considerable ink dedicated to promoting the merits of VMS/MSP programs. Perhaps it is time to change the discussion to a more realistic view from the perspective ...

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