The use of contingent labor is on the rise, and this climb does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, according to the American Staffing Association, staffing employment rose 4.9 percent in October when compared to the same month last year. Further, since the beginning of 2012, temporary and contract employment has increased by 27.1 percent.
What's this all mean? First of all, companies are still wary of bringing full-time, permanent employees in many cases. Secondly, though, this highlights a shifting labor market. Freelancers, temp workers and independent contractors are becoming the norm for many businesses, largely due to the fact that these types of employees offer flexibility and give the company the ability to adjust with changing consumer demand.
As a result of this trend, many businesses around the world have begun to embrace the concept of a Managed Services Provider (MSP), which allows them to streamline and optimize their workforce management program, particularly with regard to contingent labor.
Paul Gartland has over 17 years of experience in staffing, Managed Service Programs and Services Procurement. Paul is currently the Director of Services Procurement for Allegis Group Services. Paul consultants with companies in how they are managing their Services Procurement/SOW business and helps determine if there is a better solution to their [read more]
Mike McHale is the Chief Procurement Officer and Head of Corporate Services for Invesco Ltd. Invesco is a global leader in investment management with $650 billion in assets under management operating in 20 countries. Mike’s areas of responsibilities include; Global Procurement, Global Payroll, Global Properties & Facilities, Corporate Events and Travel. [read more]
Interviewed by: Tony Wessels
Sean has worked directly with hundreds of clients to deliver value in strategic supply management. He provides guidance during all phases of the supply management lifecycle, manages the strategic direction of projects, and ensures that clients are getting full value from Emptoris Strategic Supply Management Solutions. Sean advises CPOs and Procurement Professionals o [read more]
Moderator: Tracy Joshua
The Hackett Group estimates that the typical Fortune 1000 company can save $74 million every year from managing projects-based services spending. IQNavigator will discuss what is 'Projects Spending' and the importance of taking control over and managing this rapidly growing area of spend. We will touch upon the many core business challenges and opportunities often associated with typical SOW spend processes, detail key benefits such as cost savings and visibility, and review a process to create a compelling internal business case for tackling projects-based services spend. Multiple real-world case studies and success stories from various industries will be woven into the discussion.Moderator: Michael Matherly
Moderator: Gerard Noce
Contingent Labor Metrics: How Can You Deploy Metrics And Data Feedback From Your MSP To Your Advantage
Moderator: Michael Werblun
Moderator: Rob McKim
Moderator: Jon Croney
Michael Matherly is the Services Procurement & SOW Practice Director for IQNavigator. Michael is responsible for Services Procurement thought leadership and strategic alignment across IQNavigator’s global sales, marketing, and client services functions, as well as with the company’s strategic alliance partners. Matherly also leads IQNavigator’s Category Business Ass [read more]