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Talent Supply Chain

Innovating Your External Workforce Approach_180x180
In 1998, a groundbreaking study by McKinsey & Co. identified the "war for talent" as a strategic business challenge and a critical driver of corporate performance.1 When the dot-com bubble burst two years later and the global economy cooled, many assumed the war for talent was over. It's not.Instead, according to the latest research, the global war for talent is intensifying and becoming more comp ... Read More
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If you’re an independent contractor (IC), or a business that uses them, it may feel like the day of reckoning is coming.It isn’t difficult to find myriad articles, blogs, and tweets expounding on the confusion, contradictions, and chaos involved with determining employee versus independent contractor (IC) classification. The chatter is everywhere regarding the tax gap, crackdowns on misclassificat ... Read More
Good Bad Ugly SOW_180x180_160416a
Ensure that all the components that make up a good SOW are present, and properly validate every point by avoiding bad SOWs and ugly results to advance to SOW mastery.With this newly acquired SOW mastery you can control and manage the creation of a SOW so it is clear, mitigates risk, and ensures that the right talent and costs are provided for quality delivery of the services. ... Read More
SOW Considerations for CPOs_180x180
As revenues, margins, and in some cases, opportunities shrink for SOW service providers, one could argue this has been a procurement job well done. But has this procurement armoury delivered a better understanding of what constitutes best value? Are organisations now realising better business outcomes from every pound they spend because of an improved focus on procurement? Or, in reality, is it ju ... Read More
Top Business Imperatives_KellyOCG
Attracting top talent is critical to business success, regardless of industry. But, in today’s market, business goals and talent pools are constantly in flux, making it a challenge to stay on top of talent supply chain requirements.By implementing a TSCM strategy, organizations can improve their predictive capability and better foresee future talent needs. Combining workforce planning with analyti ... Read More
Supplier_Insights_Trusted_Partnerships_and_Relationships
At KellyOCG, we have made building and maintaining strong partnerships with our suppliers a cornerstone of our business model for decades. Successfully cultivating partnerships is an intrinsic part of our holistic approach to talent sourcing and management.In this paper we will look at the scope and capabilities of our supplier network. We’ll examine our philosophy on working with and managing our ... Read More
The_Emerging_Threat_of_Supply_Chain_Risk_in_Financial_Services
Historically, large financial services companies have led the market in adopting supplier administration programs as a means to controlling costs and to streamline the effort of engaging multiple vendors.Oddly enough, this leadership still has not translated into much of a talent supply chain strategy. Culturally, a vast majority of these firms prefer the proprietary control of human capital engag ... Read More
Unlocking_the_Value_of_the_Top_Suppliers
Few companies can succeed without having the right people in the right place at the right time.The use of contingent labor is expected to continue to grow as organizations look to capitalize on the use of all talent types to increase their competitive position within the market. In a recent survey from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, it was found that “some 70 percent of respondents ag ... Read More
SWP_Building_Blocks_to_Success
The ability to attract and retain people with valuable skills that meet business objectives is vital for companies seeking to promote innovation, reduce risk and stay competitive. With the tightening availability of critical labor skill categories worldwide, organizations need to empower forward-looking, critical thinking when developing and planning their workforce strategies.HR leaders have an u ... Read More
Building_Strategic_Workforce_Capability(1)
When will your organisation turn speculation about the benefits of SWP into actions and tangible outcomes?Adopting a model for strategic workforce management is a major undertaking for any organisation. It requires careful planning and intricately aligning business objectives with stakeholder priorities—within and outside the organisation.Yet SWP holds great rewards for businesses intent on secu ... Read More
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At KellyOCG we take a holistic approach to talent sourcing and management.Known as Talent Supply Chain Management, this strategy allows clients to focus on having the right talent to achieve their business goals while KellyOCG ensures the right processes and suppliers are in place to provide the needed talent.Unique to the workforce solutions industry, KellyOCG has a Supplier Development team dedi ... Read More
Fundamentally_Different
As companies are faced with an increasingly unpredictable and unforgiving environment for talent, executive focus remains on ensuring access to talent to achieve enterprise growth and profit goals. To remain competitive and achieve quantifiable results, organizations must have a disciplined approach to simplifying, accelerating, and innovating their talent strategies across a broad spectrum of lab ... Read More
Unlocking_Value
It is a steady climb for the vast majority of enterprises to achieve and sustain market relevance today. Satisfying customers and keeping them in productive relationships are now at the heart of every measure of corporate value.The trek is steep because customers have more than buying power; they have influence over other customers, many of whom they do not even know. Sometimes these customers do ... Read More
Future Proof Your Workforce(1)
The best-laid plans are nothing without the right people to implement them.This is why the mitigation of human capital risk is a high priority for all business leaders, especially those of us working in HR, organizational design, or senior leadership roles. However, few examples of organizations successfully future-proofing their talent supply exist.Human capital is, and will be for the foreseeab ... Read More
Does Your Talent Supply Chain Measure Up(1)
Making the most of dataIn an era of big data, companies have access to more information than ever about their staff and talent suppliers. By analyzing this information in more depth, companies can develop actionable insights to improve their talent management practices.However, many companies develop these insights within a narrow band. They use analytical tools to examine inward-facing factors lo ... Read More
Talent Supply Chain Management Readiness
Complex global organizations are increasingly studying—and to a lesser extent adopting—a talent supply chain management mindset. As its name suggests, TSCM is much like traditional supply chain management: directing a network of suppliers and resources to ensure the optimal mix of price, access, and risk. But even with the growing attention to talent supply chain strategies, most organizations ... Read More
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ICs: a critical link in the talent supply chain We know that project work and the use of contractors to deliver it is on the rise. In fact, SIA (Staffing Industry Analysts) projects a 33% increase in the use of SOW-based contractors over the next two years. But what’s driving this increase? As organizations look for ways to address and respond to market pressures, their need for agile, re ... Read More
The Indirect Spend Image
The Dare: Make visibility into your indirect spend a corporate priorityThe Mission: Elevate indirect spend to the next level of strategic managementThe Opportunity: Deliver visibility into indirect spend to drive value and maintain compliance Direct material, advertising, strategic consulting, financial audit and outsourced services command the most attention because the other niche categories ... Read More
Journey to Talent Supply Chain Management Talent IQ Image
If talent is the new basis of global competition, why do so many global companies treat workforce solutions as a series of tactical fixes?Tim Dupree, vice president, global talent supply chain management, KellyOCG, investigates why global companies struggle to integrate the diverse disciplines and silos within talent supply chain management, and how innovative organizations like Nissan Motor Compa ... Read More
5 Myths of Supplying Talent Through a Third Party Provider Model Image
Is this paper for you? Whether you are a recruiter, an HR outsourcing firm or a niche talent supplier, this paper outlines the key issues and misconceptions of delivering your service through a third-party versus directly to an employer. While many talent management agencies still provide their services directly to clients, third-party programs are becoming more common in developed and rapid ... Read More
Making Virtual Contact Image
Virtual contact center agents - and the processes, management style and technology that support them - should not be seen as cost-cutting measures per se. Instead, they are a tool to improve business reaction times and access on-demand capabilities that can, and should, improve service quality. For some businesses, which are accustomed to the peaks and troughs of seasonal demand, the issue o ... Read More
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Making the Call
01 Oct 2013
Call centers have been at the forefront of new and innovative employment models for over a decade. They are often subjected to cost–cutting and outsourcing, and they continue to suffer among the highest voluntary attrition rates in the service sector. But, this is nothing compared to what’s on its way. There are a number of unstoppable demographic and social changes that are rocking the worl ... Read More
Make the Most of Your Project Workforce Image
Regardless of the Great Recession, there remains one key area where the demand for skilled professionals is rapidly growing, not slowing. Today, project services staff with specialist skills in the IT, science, engineering and healthcare industries are among our most in-demand recruitment segments world wide. Workforce analysts predict that this employee segment will be the source of the larges ... Read More
4PLs More Bureaucracy or Strategic Change Agent Image
4PLs are rapidly consolidating their place in the world of supply chain optimization. Yet, when you stand back and look at the list of benefits they claim to come with, it can almost sound too good to be true. Integrator, optimizer and visionary: they will oversee all your existing supply-chain management networks. They will consistently make and remake deals with your suppliers to deliver cont ... Read More
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Two of the major stakeholders most often engaged in this strategy are Procurement and Human Resources—our experience indicates that when these two groups work together effectively, an MSP program delivers significantly higher value than without this vital collaboration. This series addresses common questions about MSP programs, and provides a framework that allows for informed decision making. ... Read More
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Sourcing Models
26 Mar 2013
Two of the major stakeholders most often engaged in this strategy are Procurement and Human Resources—our experience indicates that when these two groups work together effectively, an MSP program delivers significantly higher value than without this vital collaboration. This series addresses common questions about MSP programs, and provides a framework that allows for informed decision making. ... Read More
The What, Who, and Why of MSP Image
Two of the major stakeholders most often engaged in this strategy are Procurement and Human Resources—our experience indicates that when these two groups work together effectively, an MSP program delivers significantly higher value than without this vital collaboration. This series addresses common questions about MSP programs, and provides a framework that allows for informed decision making. ... Read More
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Call centers. Unfortunately, they did not emerge from the deep-seated human desire to deliver incredible customer service. Instead, they began as a business model—a way to move service delivery to a more convenient and cheaper platform, just as the web does now. Theoretically, this business model should have delivered better customer service than ever. Broader geographical coverage and easy ... Read More
2020 The New World of Work Image
There’s been a lot of talk over the last couple of years about what the workforce of tomorrow will look like. Futurists have focused, perhaps arbitrarily, on the year 2020, plastering across the Internet thoughts and ideas about how everyone’s concept of a “normal” day of work will be shattered in just a few short years. Actually many of these changes are happening already, and, by 2020, compan ... Read More
Free Agency is Here SP Image
What will the employees of a scientific company look like in 10 or 20 years? Or those who work in other high-tech fields, like engineering or IT? Their work will probably be done in the cloud on a project-by-project basis. Their closest colleagues could be continents away. Many won’t know what their offices look like, because they won’t have them. After all, in the future it’s about what you kn ... Read More
Mitigating and Managing Risk - Contingent Labor Image
Global companies are relying more heavily on contingent labor to control rising labor costs, bridge skills gaps in key geographic areas and high-value disciplines, and respond to fast-moving market conditions with greater agility. According to the 2012 Aberdeen Group survey, the average company’s workforce is 26 percent contingent. Experts even speculate that for some global companies, the conting ... Read More
No Longer a Working Experiment Image
From the world’s largest scientific organizations to the smallest labs doing critical R&D, all organizations have had to transform the way they do business in recent years. The most obvious changes have come about because of pure economics. Practically everyone is being challenged to do more with less. Particularly within the science industry, major shifts in the development of drugs and other ... Read More
The Virtual Scientific Workplace Image
The days of the insular workplace may be approaching their end, especially in the science industry. As the need to address the global marketplace has arrived, most companies have found they must free themselves from the constraints of bricks and mortar. Additionally, this means embracing the knowledge sharing that is happening around the world. As available economic resources continue to constr ... Read More

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