Are People a Commodity?

I don’t know if it’s a cultural issue, but many companies see people (or at least the staffing companies that provide them critical talent) as a commodity. This type of procurement practice is not only dehumanizing, but it’s hopelessly unhelpful to their organizations. No one is manufacturing quality workers and – surprise! – There is a talent [...]

October 12th, 2017|

7 Advantages of Having a Diverse Supplier Base

Some of the world’s largest companies are in on one of procurement’s best-kept secrets: supplier diversity. Supplier diversity is a proactive business strategy encouraging the process of sourcing supplies from minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, service disabled veteran-owned, historically underutilized businesses and SBA-defined small business vendors. fHere are seven reasons why supplier diversity is a best practice that [...]

September 27th, 2017|

Contingent Workforce Data: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A comedian once chuckled that 78% of all statistics are made up on the spot. But that’s the ambiguous nature of data. Data by itself is inert - so the important questions are where are we getting our data, is it relevant, and what are we doing with it? After all, with Big Data, quantitative, [...]

August 25th, 2017|

5 Contingent Workforce Best Practices for Smaller Companies

You may not be a Fortune 500 company, but your talent needs are just as critical. Actually, the use of an extended workforce, including contingent workers, might be more important to the health of your organization than it is for larger companies with seemingly endless resources and employment brand recognition. With the on-demand economy affecting [...]

June 8th, 2017|