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For MSPs, Top Talent Comes from Partnering with Top Suppliers

Posted by Sunil Bagai on Jun 28, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Award-winning MSPs will tell you their core task is to ensure hiring manager satisfaction and program adoption. How? Through a flawless talent acquisition process that consistently delivers the best talent at the most competitive rates, with the fastest submittal times. And finding the best talent means tapping into the recruiting prowess of top suppliers.

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Tags: supplier management, Contingent Staffing, MSP/VMS

Progressive Filling: 3 Ways to Move Forward from Backfilling

Posted by Sunil Bagai on Sep 1, 2016 11:00:38 AM

If we look back at the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) jobs report for the summer, the figures tell a more nuanced tale than stasis or small improvements. The good news is that businesses hired 5.1 million professionals. The bad news is that all industries, in aggregate, witnessed labor turnover rates to the tune of 4.9 million workers. The 0.2 percent difference would indicate that just as many people left their positions as came aboard. Other sources, such as Compensation Force, depict employee attrition rates close to 17 percent, based on a survey of 28,000 companies. That’s the highest level of churn since 2008, the dawn of the recession. What happens when turnover spikes? Organizations scramble to backfill positions, oftentimes creating opportunities for contingent staffing providers. However, backfilling is usually a short-term fix for what can be a longer-term issue. Instead of backfilling, let’s see how progressive filling can innovate a fresh approach to a stale situation.

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Tags: Recruiting, sourcing, talent acquisition strategies, backfilling, Contingent Staffing, Contingent Worker Management

In-Demand Employee Retention Strategies for an On-Demand Workforce

Posted by Sunil Bagai on Jul 21, 2016 11:00:57 AM

Companies today are experiencing major issues with employee retention. The lure of the gig economy has grown from a “necessary evil” in the aftermath of the recession to a lucrative business opportunity for driven professionals. These individuals seek the flexibility, freedom, self-direction and higher income potential that non-traditional work offers. That’s not such a boon for employers who want full-time people. Staffing professionals benefit from this demand for contingent talent, yet keeping proven performers is just as critical to their success. Right now, employee retention has taken its place as one of the most important topics in conversations about the future of talent, from the political stage to the desks of HR. Let’s look at how staffing experts can individualize and reshape their programs to retain high caliber workers, stellar performance metrics and margins.

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Tags: Business Culture, Contingent Staffing, employee development, Employee Engagement, employee retention, employment brand, Gig Economy

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