Subadhra Sriram's Blog

MSP Usage Trending Down

There has been so much hoopla around MSP usage. I, among many others, have recently blogged about the insource/outsource debate. And here’s more fuel to add to the fireworks. Recent Staffing Industry Analysts research indicated that MSP usage has trended down. Additionally, the majority of our 2012 Buyer Survey respondents -- contingent workforce managers in companies with 1000 plus employees —... More

Don’t Call Me, Call my MSP

It’s a very familiar scenario. And it doesn’t matter what staffing segment you are in. The common complaint: MSPs block suppliers from contacting the client.

At last week’s Healthcare Staffing Summit in Las Vegas, it was clear that staffing firms resented what they think is the MSP’s pulling of the client strings and denying them access to the customer.

But here’s the thing. MSPs are also at... More

To Outsource or Not? To Be or Not to Be, Part 2

The topic of whether to outsource your MSP has triggered a whole set of reactions. I am really reminded of the “you say po-tay-toe, I say po-tah-toe, I say to-may-toe, you say to-mah-toe” semantics debate, because there is no right answer. As the experts have it, there are a broad set of selections between pure insourcing and pure outsourcing. Different models notwithstanding, there are advantages... More

To Outsource or Not? To Be or Not to Be

People who ask this may not suffer the same torment as Shakespeare’s famous protagonist Hamlet.  But this question kept coming up at the CWS Summit in San Diego last month: Should I outsource my MSP or manage it in-house?

So much has been written and spoken on this topic  but here’s the quick answer: It really depends on your company, its culture and size of the program. And I know that... More