Free Webinar to Discuss Strategic Use of VMS, MSP and RPO

Webinar on MSP VMS promoLike it or not, if you staff temp or contract labor you need to know the meaning of a few acronyms.

Not just that VMS means Vendor Management System, or MSP means Managed Service Providers, but how the companies you now service or someday may are turning to these programs to control expenses, manage mutliple suppliers and track their use of temps.

With forecasts suggesting that contingent workers may eventually account for nearly half the workforce of the Fortune 500, the use of VMS and MSP programs is only going to increase, despite the aversion of many staffing firms.

Whatever your view — and you might be surprised that companies with a VMS in place report increasing their use of contingent workers as a result — you need to know how companies are using them and what they expect from the preferred providers and suppliers enrolled in their system.

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Thursday at 2 p.m. EDT, our sister site, is hosting a webinar on the use of VMS, MSP and RPO for employers and staffing agencies that want to learn more about the strategic use of these programs. (Register here.) Led by Julia Levy, Director, Talent Acquisition at Assurant, she’ll discuss how her company uses its programs to drive efficiencies and meet business growth demands.

The free webinar will cover five specific areas:

  • Program structure
  • Supplier management
  • Cost, value & quality
  • Compliance and risk
  • Data & analytics.

John Zappe is the editor of and a contributing editor of John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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