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Maximize Contingent Labor Performance, Part III

Maximizing Contingent Labor Performance

The goals of contingent labor procurement are to obtain the best people available at the current prevailing wage. No one wants to overpay for labor or have poor performers.

This newsletter is the third in a three-part series on how to achieve these goals by doing the following:

  1. Avoid using Staffing Managed Service Providers, i.e., outsourcing contingent labor sourcing
  2. Make liberal use of subcontracting to staffing agencies
  3. Utilize technology to maximize results

Advans has a white paper, “Staffing Managed Service Providers,” (http://www.advansit.com/docs/Staffing_Managed_Service_Providers.pdf) that details exactly how Staffing MSP’s drive up costs and fail to get the best candidates available.

Replace Staffing MSP’s and Outsourcing Vendors with a simple Do-It-Yourself approach. A Vendor Management System, (“VMS”) is a software suite that replaces MSP functions in managing job descriptions, vendors, and billing. There are a number of software tools available for companies that want to take control of contingent labor procurement.

Advans has its own job portal, G Jobs, (https://www.generacity.com/jobportal/#) to manage its subcontractors and consultants. G Jobs is a free job site where employers can post job descriptions and candidates can apply to jobs for free.

Embedded in G Jobs is a VMS that Advans uses to manage its subcontractors, candidates, consultants and invoicing. Next year, Advans will make this VMS available to other companies so they can have their own affordable, easy-to-use, SaaS application to manage their contingent labor procurement.

Understanding the labor market and managing costs and productivity are vital in today’s hypercompetitive business climate. Giving up control to a third-party that does not necessarily have your best interests in mind, will not yield the results you desire. Advans has been teaching its staffing philosophy to its clients and showing them how to drive down costs and increase productivity for many years. With a little education and the right tools, any company can maximize their contingent labor performance.

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