Managing Managed Services: Gaining Control of Your Hiring Process

There’s no more important of a responsibility for managers of in-house creative teams than hiring talent for their organization. Companies, though, in their desire to streamline and achieve cost efficiencies in the hiring process, often put into place procedures that are not applicable to targeting and bringing in the best creatives for an in-house team. Conor Smith, president of The BOSS Group, takes a hard look at the realities of these challenges and then offers up real-world strategies for addressing those hurdles.

Don’t Let MSP or VMS Programs Obstruct Your Access to Great Talent

If you are a hiring manager within an in-house creative department at a Fortune 1000 company there is a very good chance you have been asked to filter all of your contingent workforce hiring through a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or Vendor Management System (VMS).

As acquiring top talent becomes increasing more challenging buyers are beginning to voice their frustration with MSP and VMS systems. According to Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), after eight years of rapid growth MSP and VMS usage and adoption rates are stalling. In a recent report SIA stated “the percentage of contingent buyers reporting VMS and/or MSP usage did not expand materially in 2011 from 2010. In the eight years since this survey began, this is the first year in which clear plateauing was evident. The stall in expansion was robust across a wide variety of buyer company types.”

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