Kersten Buck, CCWP

Vice President, Global Strategy & Solutions

Kersten Buck

Kersten Buck is Vice President, Global Strategy & Solutions for SIA, providing real-time strategy and insights to the dynamic and evolving talent marketplace. Known for her expertise, strong commitment to enterprise stakeholders, and strategic vision, Buck drives innovation and integration across the workforce solutions ecosystem, and brings extensive domestic and global experience to her role.

Previously Buck, who joined SIA in 2011 and has been a major contributor to SIA’s growth, held the role of Senior Director of Global Strategic Solutions. She has also held executive positions in Sales, Operations, Outsourcing Solutions, Consulting, IC Compliance, Global MSP Services, and Implementations. Her hands-on practice in translating client needs to operational solutions resulted in programs with measurable results and continued improvements and successes in cost reduction, program adoption and supplier participation.

Kersten Buck's Contingent Workforce Strategies 3.0 articles

Recent Articles

Don’t get left behind: Why you should attend the CWS conferences

September 30, 2015

Program management is an evolving phenomenon. Attending industry events like the CWS Summit and Solutions Forum helps your company stay competitive.

SOW what: Why you should work this spend category into your program

August 5, 2015

Developing or modifying a contingent workforce program can be a painful experience that requires detailed planning. That becomes even more the case when you want to fold in statement-of-work or project services spend. 

Different strokes: Business units may require their own CW rules

May 13, 2015

Some think it would be easiest to apply one set of rules to all stakeholders in the program, but such a stance could hinder your program's success.

Facilitated contact: It’s a sign of the times

April 22, 2015

In the early days of VMS/MSP, CW managers mandated no contact between suppliers and engagement managers. But what made sense then no longer suits program goals, and policies will need to evolve in order to succeed.

Talent: A One-Lens Approach

March 26, 2014

We constantly hear about the war for talent and talent shortages, and that’s becoming a global discussion point. But sometimes, we make the process more difficult on ourselves by keeping talent pools separate based on where we get them.

What’s the Right CW Mix?

February 12, 2014

Now that the contingent workforce has become a valued part of organizations, they are looking at whether the mix of those workers is appropriate. 

New Year, New Performance Plans

January 15, 2014

The beginning of the year means it’s time to review your goals from the previous year and evaluate your contingent workforce program’s performance according to those goals. Here are the most important steps to consider when planning for your New Year supplier/partner evaluations and goals.

Suppliers’ Concerns for 2014

December 11, 2013

What is on the minds of suppliers as they look ahead to 2014? Here are some common themes that are ever present in our discussions with them.

Why SOW Arrangements Are So Important

October 9, 2013

Buyers are becoming more and more interested in statement of work arrangements. Here are some of the top reasons why.

Technology’s Effect on Talent Acquisition and Management

June 26, 2013

With more and more companies pitching solutions to designed to attract, engage and retain talent using technology in new ways, the way contingent workforce managers and their staffing suppliers approach recruiting will need to change.