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Is Your VMS Geared for Complex Project Management?

September 19, 2014

VMS Geared for Complex Project Management?

(“Originally published on SIA Staffing Stream, September 05, 2014.”) Boston’s Big Dig has its claim to fame not only as an ambitious and expensive megaproject involving hundreds of third-party vendors – but also for its mismanagement and failures. Projects have a way of failing, as per a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The company reviewed 10,640Read full story…

California Protects Illegal Immigrant Workers

September 19, 2014

California Protects Illegal Immigrant Workers

The issue of illegal immigrants, and their rights, is a hotly contested issue at both the Federal and State level. In an effort to address this issue, California, one of the “border states”, has struggled to enact legislation that is fair to both workers and employers. California legislators will attest to the difficulty in findingRead full story…

Racial Discrimination Cuts Both Ways

September 18, 2014

Racial Discrimination Cuts Both Ways

This year, we have seen many high profile cases in which deadly actions were committed that were allegedly racially motivated. The fact remains that some communities around the world live in a state of high alert against intrusion from “unfriendly neighbors”, with a stash of weapons to aid in their self-defense. The Equal Rights AmendmentRead full story…

Why Do You Need a VMS to Manage Your Outsourced Projects?

September 12, 2014

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In a recent client meeting, my colleague and I were enthusiastically describing how our Vendor Management System (VMS) provides extraordinary functionality in handling outsourced projects when we were brought up short by the client’s confused question. Simply put, the client wanted to understand why a VMS, which traditionally manages contingent labor, would also be anRead full story…

Reconciling with Unemployment and Talent Shortages

September 12, 2014

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According to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), hiring in the manufacturing sector is increasing. However, the services sector is decreasing even as the scarcity of skilled candidates in various industry sectors are driving wages higher. The upcoming holiday season retail hiring has already been kicked off by the supermarket chain Kroger, which plansRead full story…