In the past, contingent labor was something that companies would deal with when necessary, but now they are being very proactive about it
(PRWEB) March 23, 2011
Staff Management, the industry's leading provider of sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce management solutions, is featured in the current issue of HRO Today magazine on global Managed Service Provider (MSP) program trends. The HRO Today article, titled Planning for Contingencies, features insights from the Aberdeen Group and other industry leaders including Joan Davison, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Staff Management. It also includes an excerpt from Staff Management's recently published primer, Guide to Going Global: A Primer for Global MSP Expansion. The HRO Today article explores the continued growth of contingent labor and key reasons companies are more interested in global MSP programs than ever before.
HRO Today documents the progression of contingent labor from a necessary evil to a key part of a company's global strategic plan. "In the past, contingent labor was something that companies would deal with when necessary, but now they are being very proactive about it," says Chris Dwyer, Research Analyst in global supply management for Aberdeen Group. "It speaks to the fact that contingent workers are very much a valued part of the modern organization." Aberdeen has found that companies with MSP's in place have achieved 20% higher contingent worker quality rankings than companies without MSP programs. This is just one of a number of impressive performance metrics reported by Aberdeen which support the trend towards managed contingent workforce programs. Aberdeen's latest research shows that 33% of MSP programs include multiple regions and 19% of companies plan to expand their MSP programs over the next two years.
Joan Davison, Staff Management Chief Operating Officer, provides her perspective on key drivers for global MSP expansion in the article. "Clients go global for many reasons, but traditionally we've seen global expansion to achieve greater understanding and to gain visibility of their contingent labor worldwide," explains Davison. "I think global expansion is going to continue to increase as the client sees the value and benefit, and learns about the flexibility they have within their workforce. In the future, once they better understand their labor markets, I think you will see more product decisions made based on the labor market and the flexibility of contingent labor in that market."
The HRO Today article excerpts portions of Staff Management's recently published global MSP primer which examines the need to strike a careful balance between standardization and localization when going global and explores what a company needs to know when considering implementing a global MSP program. Best practices highlighted include: the importance of engaging key local stakeholders, the need to be informed on localization issues including employment and tax laws, and global staffing platform strategies.
Excerpts from Guide to Going Global: A Primer for Global MSP Expansion can be found in the latest issue of HRO Today magazine. The complete primer is available at http://www.staffmanagement.com.
About HRO Today
HRO Today is the only publication dedicated to covering the outsourced HR services market, including both comprehensive, end-to-end services as well as point solutions in 18 areas of domain expertise. Published 10 times annually, HRO Today is read by more than 28,000 senior HR managers and executives involved in the selection, procurement, and delivery of services such as payroll, benefits administration, recruitment, relocation, screening, HRMS, talent management, training, incentives, and others. In addition to a print version, HRO Today's web portal http://www.hrotoday.com is viewed by thousands of industry professionals each month, who turn to the site for breaking news, industry trends, buying advice, and more.
About Staff Management
Staff Management is a division of SeatonCorp, a leading provider of consultative managed staffing and recruiting programs for Fortune 500, Global 2000 and high growth companies. Founded in 1988, Staff Management was an industry pioneer of Vendor on Premise (VOP) staffing.
Today, Staff Management has evolved its revolutionary VOP platform to provide sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce management solutions across a growing global footprint and has become the leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) with deep domain expertise supporting clients in the manufacturing and distribution segment. Staff Management solutions deliver best talent, drive compliance, yield tangible savings and provide a unique client aligned technology platform for high-volume workforce management.
Staff Management is ranked amongst the largest staffing firms in the U.S. by the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the 13th largest industrial staffing provider on SIA's 2010 List of Largest U.S. Industrial Staffing Firms and the #1 MSP provider in breadth of services delivered and #1 MSP provider in size of deal on HRO Today's 2010 Baker's Dozen list of leading MSP providers. Staff Management is a 2010 Stevie for Women in Business Award Winner.
Staff Management is a charter member of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement IMAGE Program.
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