TLC: The Blueprint for Delivering an Exceptional Contingent Worker Experience

July 10th, 2018 by Posted in Thought Leadership

Making sure your suppliers deliver an exceptional experience to contingent workers throughout the entire assignment lifecycle is not only critical to your client’s employment brand, but to your ability to attract, retain and engage the very best freelance talent as a managed service provider (MSP). Here’s why the employee experience matters. According to the latest […]


Working Together to Attract and Recruit Next Generation Talent

May 19th, 2018 by Posted in News

Just when those of us in the staffing industry think we’ve mastered the nuances of recruiting Millennials, here comes Generation Z! Gen Z – born just after Millennials between 1996 and 2010 – is massive with roughly 70 million members. Make no mistake about it, they are a force to be reckoned with now that […]


Elements of an Effective Social Media Strategy for Contingent Workforce Programs

March 6th, 2018 by Posted in Thought Leadership

With social media playing an increasingly important role in the attraction, recruitment and engagement of contingent talent, it’s no wonder that many MSPs now consider social strategies when evaluating potential staffing partners. After all, an MSP is only as good as the quantity and quality of professionals it can deliver to line managers quickly and […]


Risk vs. Reward: Should Host Employers Use Perks to Attract Flexible Workers?

February 28th, 2018 by Posted in Thought Leadership

With the unemployment rate for college educated workers hovering around 2 percent and time to hire increasing, many host employers are tossing aside their co-employment fears and offering contingent workers some of the same lavish perks provided to regular staffers. They believe that providing free lunches, corporate discount programs and concierge services enhances their ability […]


Incorporating Sexual Harassment Prevention Into Your Contingent Workforce Program

February 10th, 2018 by Posted in Thought Leadership

The flood of high-profile sexual harassment allegations in recent weeks is not only disturbing, they remind us that staffing firms, MSPs and their clients must work together and present a united front to prevent offensive behaviors in the workplace. As the employer of record, staffing firms are responsible for training their contingent workers, however some […]


Exploring the Pros and Cons of Tenure Limits for Contingent Workers

November 28th, 2017 by Posted in Thought Leadership

You may remember back in 2000 when thousands of long-term contractors sued Microsoft, alleging they deserved the same benefits as regular workers. The technology giant agreed to pay $97 million to settle the class-action lawsuit. Since then, many companies hoping to avoid the same fate have relied on term limits for contingent workers to protect […]


Surefire Ways to Engage Line Managers in Contingent Staffing Programs

October 27th, 2017 by Posted in Thought Leadership

Line managers play a central role in the success of contingent staffing programs. Without a constant flow of communication between staffing buyers, suppliers and hiring managers, interviews can drag on, feedback is hard to get and top contractors with in-demand skills can get lost in the shuffle. In fact, research by Bersin by Deloitte found […]


Managing Contingent Workers During a Disaster

October 19th, 2017 by Posted in Thought Leadership

Whether it’s a hurricane or earthquake, a fire on the factory floor or a labor strike, the list of natural and manmade disasters that businesses are forced to contend with is lengthy. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, the U.S. had 13 catastrophic events according to insurance industry analysts. Most importantly, staffing clients and […]


eTeam’s Ann Thakur Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 100 Most Influential Women

October 17th, 2017 by Posted in Awards & Certifications

eTeam’s global director – strategic accounts, Aanchal “Ann” Thakur, has the honor of being included in the 2017 Global Power 100 –Women in Staffing list. The award bestowed by Staffing Industry Analysts, recognizes female staffing leaders who are making a profound impact on their organizations and the industry by shaping the world of work. Given […]


Putting Quality First When Sourcing Contract Workers

October 2nd, 2017 by Posted in Thought Leadership

When it comes to contingent staffing, most companies tend to favor suppliers who submit candidates fast. While there’s no doubt that a timely response is important when you’re competing for top talent, an analysis from the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute reveals that staffing buyers and hiring managers need to manage the trade-off between time to […]