Is Your Approach Toward Women Undermining Workplace Diversity?

August 22, 2014

Ask any CEO of a major company to rate the importance of having a diverse workforce, and you are most likely going to hear that diversity is “critically important”. The CEO might then speak of their diversity program, and indicated the percentage of employees who qualify as minorities. Yet diversity is not merely a numbersRead full story…

When it Comes to MSP/VMS Implementations, Planning is Everything!

August 22, 2014

Planning is Everything

Ask any Procurement officer who has ever gone out to bid for a Managed Services Program (MSP) and/or Vendor Management System (VMS) about the experience, and you will most likely hear words like “due diligence” or “comprehensive”. What this translates into is a lengthy process in which a group of potential vendors answer hundreds ofRead full story…

When Does Employer Loyalty Become a Negative?

August 20, 2014


If you are working for a company which is a leader in its industry, you may have witnessed a colleague being courted and lured away by a competitor. Your former colleague may have bragged before leaving about receiving an offer of 2X or 3X. (For the uninitiated, that is headhunter jargon for someone whose currentRead full story…

Bundled Solutions: The Return of Conflict of Interest in Contingent Workforce Procurement

August 14, 2014

conflict of interest

As the concepts of Contingent Workforce Managed Services Programs (MSP) and Vendor Management Systems (VMS) emerged, companies raised concerns regarding the potential conflicts of interest that could occur when a staffing agency also served as the MSP.   They worried that the MSP vendor would direct business toward their own staffing agency recruiters, creating an unfairRead full story…

Minnesota’s Women’s Economic Security Act Sets Course

August 14, 2014

The notion that women are disadvantaged in the workplace is not a new one. For years, we have been faced with research demonstrating that women are paid less than men (77 cents for every dollar earned by a man), they comprise two-thirds of minimum wage earners, 25% of women quit when required to take unpaidRead full story…