606, 2017

Beyond the Hype

By |June 6th, 2017|

Contingent workforce buyers and suppliers have always kept an eye on metrics, but now machine learning aims to automate and speed up the analysis of data.

Last November, Google announced its Cloud Jobs API, which uses machine learning to enable job-seekers to find jobs more easily. Meanwhile, a survey by CareerBuilder found that 55% of HR […]

3105, 2017

Treat Them Right

By and |May 31st, 2017|

Organizations hiring full-time employees dedicate significant time and resources to address jobseeker satisfaction. And it is increasingly common for them to employ a dedicated candidate experience or recruitment marketing team tasked with optimizing the practice. Leading brands realize they are not only competing for top talent, but there is also the potential for adverse consumer […]

2305, 2017

‘I hope to be the chief threat to the VMS’

By |May 23rd, 2017|

* Photograph by Andrea Flanagan

The IQNavigator/Beeline merger, announced in December 2016, made waves in our ecosystem, creating new alliances and reshaping old. Along with the merger, Beeline was spun off from Adecco to private equity firm GTCR. The new, combined company is the second-largest VMS provider, according to data from Staffing Industry Analysts, the publisher […]

102, 2015

Center Stage: MAKE a Difference

By |February 1st, 2015|

MAKE is an IT staffing firm focusing on VMS/MSP accounts. Founded in 1981, the name of the company is derived from the initials of its founder, an IT contractor. The company has more than 200 employees (internal and consultants) across offices in Chicago and Dallas. It posted $22 million in revenue last year. Associate Editor […]

106, 2014

The Great Convergence: MSP and RPO models coming together?

By |June 1st, 2014|

By Kay Colson

For years, solution providers have been offering both employee and non-employee search services. There has been much talk about one powerful integrated talent acquisition solution. A few buyers have embraced it; but thus far, not enough have done so for it to be considered a major trend in how companies find and engage […]

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 […]

108, 2013

It’s Not a Piece of Cake

By |August 1st, 2013|

Four must-have requirements for aspiring MSPs
If the thought of $70 billion to $80 billion flowing through managed service providers on an annual basis has you itching to jump into the driver’s seat, you’d better re-examine your strengths and your strategy before you step on the gas.

Contrary to popular belief, an MSP isn’t a panacea to […]

108, 2013

Don’t Blame the VMS

By |August 1st, 2013|

Change the way you use the tool
People love to hate the vendor management system (VMS). But VMS, in and of itself, is not really the issue; it’s how it’s being used. Like a doctor recklessly prescribing medications without fully diagnosing the patient, a significant number of buyers and VMS providers have been similarly negligent. Making […]

2304, 2012

You Ask/We Answer: VMS Angst?

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Staffing firms rate it a negative, buyers still use it
Question: The use of vendor management systems (VMS) appears to be gaining popularity with buyers, but have staffing firms warmed up to it?

Answer: Many staffing firms now engage clients through a VMS. It’s common in the industry. However, staffing firms don’t take a positive view of […]