Counterpoint

103, 2016

More Than a Bias?

By and |March 1st, 2016|

Insiders debate whether vendor neutrality still has a place in today’s ecosystem: “A business approach, not a structural definition,” by Michael Werblun; “Vendor neutrality has long since evolved,” by Kip Wright.

A business approach, not a structural definition

By Michael Werblun

Vendor neutrality isn’t strictly about vendors or who supplies contingent labor anymore. It is about an objective business […]

102, 2014

Counterpoint: The VMS/MSP debate

By and |February 1st, 2014|

To Participate or Not
Bob Livonius of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. and Melissa Byington of CompHealth write about their views of VMS/MSP in the locum tenens space.
MSP/VMS dramatically simplify the chaos of dealing with dozens of locums vendors
By Bob Livonius

What do Computerland, Blockbuster, Montgomery Ward and many tenured healthcare staffing companies have in common? They lost touch […]

105, 2013

Counterpoint

By and |May 1st, 2013|

Who Runs the MSP?
Penny Queller says outsourcing an partner drives efficiency and continuous improvement in your program. Peggy O’Neill argues that in come situations an internally run contingent worker program is the best option.

ARGUMENT: Outsourced MSP can expand clients’ opportunities
An external managed service provider provides a vital connection to a constantly shifting market, serving as […]

102, 2013

Counterpoint: Online Staffing

By |February 1st, 2013|

Jay Lash argues online staffing is really just online freelance, but Andrew Karpie says it is a platform that can support many types of work arrangements.
ARGUMENT: It is really just online freelancing
By Jay Lash

Online staffing is primarily a manifestation and enabler of virtualizing freelance work.

Largely focused on the creative freelancer, offshore developer, moonlighter and administrative home worker, […]