Why Companies are Making the Shift from Staffing to Managed Services

By Celerity on Oct. 2, 2015 View Comments

Staffing sales are currently reaching more than $130 billion annually in the US, but what happens when traditional staffingwhich is highly transactional and often lacks flexibilityno longer serves a business’ needs from a value-based partnership perspective?

Today, many enterprise-level businesses with complex skillset requirements have reached critical mass with staffing providers, left with too many individual contributors, management nightmares, and a lack of tangible results. How did they get there?

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3 Common Vendor Management System Problems (And How to Solve Them)

By Celerity on Apr. 14, 2015 View Comments

In theory, a Vendor Management System (VMS) is an ingenious solution to solving all your digital talent woes. After all, it’s a one-stop portal where your organization can list all its open jobs, vendors log in and submit the best candidates, and hiring managers have an easy decision to make.

Like shooting fish in a barrel, right? Not so fast. There absolutely can be several big benefits to a well-run VMS, but there are also several downfalls. 

As we’ve mentioned in other posts, VMS’s are not the right solution for every company. If your organization is considering implementing a VMS or already has one, you should understand the realities of some common pain points:

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What's the Best Vendor Management System For My Organization?

By Jim Bailoni, EVP, Strategic Accounts on Nov. 15, 2012 View Comments

Managing your company's talent and contractor workforce is a daunting task for any organization, so it's no surprise that there are now hundreds of Vendor Management Systems (VMS) on the market. In fact, the vendor management systems marketplace is exploding.

But before you jump the gun and start the evaluation process, it's important to realize that the key factor driving your decision to purchase a VMS should be the number of contractors or consultants you are managing, i.e., your total transaction volume.

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