Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Movers, Shakers & Unsung Heroes In Staffing

Max Messmer of Robert Half International fame once told me, “Matching people with jobs and then placing them at businesses is a worthwhile cause.” He should know. RHI is a $5 billion dollar company. But it’s more than that. Staffing is both a valuable and useful tool. Pick up any book about a competitive global marketplace or business today and a recurring word that leaps out at you is: talent.... More

MSP/VMS Providers Are Doing Something Right

 It’s a question that often comes up in the contingent workforce management world: Which is better to implement first? A vendor managed system (VMS) or a managed service provider (MSP)? The funny thing is it doesn’t matter: The order of implementation is irrelevant.  That is the conclusion of a just published research report by Staffing Industry Analysts.

The survey revealed that nearly... More

Who Cares About Vendor Neutrality?

What’s all the brouhaha about vendor neutrality? Historically, it didn’t exist. It’s a concept that evolved in the ’80s and ’90s. But today, customers do care about having a vendor neutral program. Here’s why. There is a fundamental lack of trust that many customers have for their suppliers. One explanation is that companies insist upon vendor neutrality due to their experience with program... More