MSP/VMS in Healthcare Staffing: How it affects the industry

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As a follow-up from my prior blog post, “The Incestuous Nature of Healthcare Staffing VMS/MSP,” I thought it may be instructive to dig a little deeper into the real-world consequences ...

Healthcare Staffing: Maximize Success in an MSP Partnership

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As hospitals and healthcare providers around the country know first-hand, healthcare workforce supply isn’t keeping pace with hiring demand, leading to a so-called “war for talent.”Rising ...

Should Contingent Worker Acquisition be Managed by TA?

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The trend towards increased preference for flexible work is now widely accepted. You’ve heard the statistics; 40% of the workforce will be flexible by 2020. It’s driven on both ...

Is Your Healthcare MSP Over-Committed?

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First, let’s start with a definition of MSP.  According to the Staffing Industry Analysts: Managed Service Provider (MSP) is a service whereby a company takes on primary responsibility ...

The Incestuous Nature of Healthcare Staffing VMS/MSP

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Managed service providers (MSP) utilizing vendor management systems (VMS)  have been a part of US commerce for decades, starting with Ford Motor Company and moving across all market ...

Tips for Managing Risk When Hiring Contingent Workers

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When it comes to managing the risk of utilizing a flexible workforce, MSP program managers and staffing buyers would do well to remember Benjamin Franklin’s axiom: “An ounce ...

5 Key Strategies for Controlling Contingent Labor Costs

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With contingent workers now comprising 40.4 percent of the U.S. workforce and growing, it’s imperative that MSP program managers help their clients manage and control the cost of ...

Why Your Contingent Workforce Program Isn’t Working

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Contingent labor is an important and rapidly growing segment of today’s workforce. In 1983, contract workers accounted for just over 0.5% of all employment. Today’s average mix ...

Staffing or Managed Services? Determining What Fits Your Client’s Needs

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One of the major questions many consulting companies struggle with when servicing clients is “Do we focus purely on staff augmentation or take the approach of a project-based, true ...

Getting Pay and Bill Rates Right

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The attraction and retention of quality contingent workers has emerged as one of the biggest challenges for MSPs and their staffing partners. In the solution hunt, conventional wisdom ...
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