Businesses in nearly every industry have come to rely on contingent talent as specialists and flexible experts rather than temps who fill vacant seats during absences, seasonal demands or personnel transitions. With increasing frequency, we’re integrating these skilled contractors into our primary workforces. Yet, we still haven’t integrated them into our internal knowledge systems. And that’s a missed opportunity to tap into their intelligence and ideas, especially as the sharing economy’s[...]
Selecting the right MSP program is no simple task. Recently, we participated in an interesting debate that illustrated the many nuances of MSP/VMS programs. What emerged was a topic that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of business -- that an intermediated workforce solution isn’t always a silver bullet. Of course, the secret here is being selective. Not all programs are created equally. Clients and suppliers must vet their prospective MSPs to determine integrity, level of support, fit and real opportunity. No single management model is a panacea for every client, industry or program. Based on our successes with MSPs and the input of industry experts from both sides of the issue, here are some key considerations to keep in mind when deciding whether a managed services program is right for you.