The many benefits healthcare organizations can achieve from a managed service program and its technology.
By Bob Livonius
Fear of change is a terrible thing, and if we all succumbed to it, no breakthrough progress would ever occur. In this era of healthcare transformation, change is unavoidable. Since organizations must control costs, improve quality, and expand coverage and fluctuating reimbursement policies, many are turning to managed serve providers (MSP) and vendor management systems (VMS) to achieve these goals.
Healthcare organizations have been leveraging MSPs and VMSs for 10 years to handle the complex and arduous tasks of managing their large, aggregated workforce of contingent clinicians. in fact, well-respected hospital systems such as New York-Presbyterian, MedStar Health, Parkland, Kaiser Permanente of California, Tenet and HCA, among others, have turned to third-party assistance.
By Debbie Bolla, Executive Editor
Confidence. Competition. Potential. Doing what you love.
These are a few words and phrases that made a lasting impact after my deep-dive discussion with four HR industry leaders at the HRO Today Forum this May. The quartet that joined me on stage (pictured above):
• John Wilson, Founder and CEO of WilsonHCG
• Sue Marks, CEO of Cielo
• Paul Harty, President of Seven Step RPO
• Gene Zaino, President & CEO of MBO Partners
Employee confidence levels are seemingly up, said the foursome—and forward-thinking organizations need to get in the game and take advantage of that confidence. To Wilson, competition between organizations is a signifier of an improved economy. Companies should consider how willing they are to get and keep the talent they want.
New Head of Sales and SVP join the workforce solutions provider.
Pontoon invests in its EMEA footprint and reach with several key appointments. The workforce solutions provider announced Tom Mason as Head of Sales for EMEA. He will have responsibility for Managed Service Provider (“MSP”) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (“RPO”) sales throughout EMEA. In his role, Mason will direct European business efforts and administer the business development strategy for Pontoon, assuring that the workforce solutions provider maintains its leadership position through a focus on innovative technology, customer service and total talent management solutions for large and emerging companies within the region.HIs considerable industry experience includes more than 15 years in key leadership roles having previously served as Managing Director RPO EMEA for both Allegis Talent2 and Hudson Highland Group.
To further fortify its market leadership position, Adrian Cross will also join Pontoon.
Joberate spins off social media recruitment technology into new company Candarine.
Looking to focus exclusively on its mission to help society better understand job-seeking behaviors of the global workforce, Joberate has separated from its social media recruitment technology. The product development paths of the two technology platforms are not naturally aligned, and the aggregate capital requirements to fund both technology platforms simultaneously are onerous. Therefore, Joberate leadership completed a management buyout of existing Joberate shareholders in order to spin off the legacy social media recruitment technology business into a new company called Candarine.
Candarine was created for recruiters by recruiters. The company has built a social media recruitment technology and services platform with a clear mission, to help companies across the world to attract the best talent. Candarine’s technology and services offerings became an award-winning combination of integrated marketing and sales tools designed purely for recruitment.
The recruitment process outsourcing provider mergers with UK-based CPH.
With the growth of global enterprise comes the need for companies to have a global RPO partner with a central point of governance for streamlined multi-country delivery models. The merger accomplishes this and expands WilsonHCG and CPH’s global footprint across North and South America, EMEA and APAC. The combined organization has approximately 300 employees.
“Since 2012 we’ve been seeking a global partner that met our high expectations of quality and performance. Not only did CPH meet that criteria, but they are a natural culture fit for WilsonHCG. The decision to merge has been solidified during the last 18 months, as we learned more about each other’s values and ambitions,” said John Wilson, Founder and CEO of WilsonHCG and CEO of the combined organization. “Not only is the market dictating a need for global capabilities from a single vendor model, but our clients expressed a need for further on-site and in-market support around the world.
Sourceright (Randstad), a global talent leader and an operating company of Randstad Holding nv, and Pinnacle Technical Resources (Pinnacle), a leading provider of workforce management solutions, announced that Comcast Cable has selected the companies to co-manage its managed services program (MSP). Randstad and Pinnacle will operate as one under the Comcast contingent solutions program to deliver a solution that combines diverse leadership, decades of experience, and a global reach. Comcast Cable employs a large and growing workforce of qualified professionals, and supplements its workforce with contingent workers and managed services. The joint offering from Randstad and Pinnacle will support Comcast Cable to drive innovation in its contingent labor acquisition program and identify key talent to help deliver market-leading products and services to its customers. “The co-MSP relationship with Randstad and Pinnacle provides us with a robust contingent labor acquisition and management process, supporting innovation and cost efficiency.
Human capital management industry leader Allegis Group announced this week that it is formally combining the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services provider (MSP), and integrated talent operations of its subsidiary Allegis Group Services with the MSP and RPO operations of Australian-based Talent2 under the name Allegis Global Solutions. This continues the integration of the two businesses that has been underway since late 2012 when Allegis Group entered into a joint venture to take Talent2 private.
The combined businesses (www.allegisglobalsolutions.com) create one of the largest human capital solutions management firms in the world.
In Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the recruitment managed services division of Talent2 will continue to operate as part of Talent2 while the transition to the new organization, Allegis Global Solutions, takes place.
“This combination immediately strengthens our global ability to serve clients in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America,” said Rick Haviland, president of the newly combined Allegis Global Solutions.