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2018 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Total Workforce Solutions

HRO Today Baker's Dozen

View the top-rated providers of total workforce solutions based on our RPO and MSP customer satisfaction surveys.

By The Editors

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey, which we distribute to buyers directly through our own mailing lists and indirectly through service providers.

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CEO’s Letter: Beware of the Total Work “Farce” Solution

HRO Today

By Elliot H. Clark

This year, we introduce our first-ever HRO Today Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings for total workforce solutions (TWS). The companies listed are the absolute best providers in the TWS market. We believe this is a representative list of the HR service providers that can manage the large, complex, integrated programs necessary to service global companies. HRO Today defines TWS as the combination of RPO and MSP services into a seamless platform. Prior to the release of this Baker’s Dozen, we discovered through research that hundreds of companies claim to be “leading providers of global total workforce solutions.” However, after reviewing our data sets on clients that leverage both RPO and MSP products from a single provider in multiple regions, there seems to be only a handful of firms that can provide the integrated service offering.

There are some very good HR service partner companies in the enterprise and mid-market sectors offering a total workforce solution and the number of organizations looking for the combined solution is also growing rapidly. And there lies the problem: Market demand leads less capable companies to claim capabilities that they don’t actually have. This month’s cover story focuses on global technology leader DXC Technology and its innovative view of the workforce. One aspect of the company’s talent approach is what CHRO Jo Mason calls the “unincorporated workforce,” which supports candidates who don’t want to be traditionally employed. DXC partners with Allegis Global Solutions for this, as well as the sourcing and hiring of full-time employees. Given the scale and complexity, it’s hard to imagine that many HR service partners could accomplish the program objectives. And, in fact, there aren’t many—and we list most of them on the Baker’s Dozen this month. So, the overwhelming message of this column if you remember nothing else is “Caveat Emptor.”

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Beating the Competition

Talent Strategy

Companies are shifting their talent acquisition strategies to succeed in a candidate-driven market.

By Marissa Geist

In a stark reminder of how challenging today’s talent shortages have become, 54 percent of business leaders in Cielo’s recent Talent Acquisition 360 study said their companies have more open positions than ever before. Nearly 70 percent of stakeholders said they believe the existing talent pool is shrinking while the competition for talent is increasing. This battle of supply and demand is causing C-Suite leaders to include talent acquisition and retention as a critical component of their overall business strategies to ensure organizational performance is not hampered by talent gaps.

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RPO, MSP, TWS?

Talent Approaches

An expert breaks down the best talent approaches that suit different organizational needs.

By Debbie Bolla

When it comes to building an effective talent approach, Mark Condon, managing director of global product and solutions for Allegis Global Solutions says it is critical for organizations to link business objectives with talent objectives. “By doing this, it gives us a north star on how to design programs,” he explains. “We also try to understand the key talent segments that drive business.”

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The Impact of Total Talent Acquisition on Healthcare

Total Talent

This holistic approach to recruitment may be the answer healthcare organizations are searching for.

By Tierney McAfee

The healthcare industry continues to grapple with a shortage of available talent to fill open positions, driving an increase in the use of flexible work arrangements, such as locum tenens and traveler nurses. Because of this growing reliance on contingent staff, not just in the healthcare industry, Total Talent Acquisition—a consistent and comprehensive approach to both full-time and contingent labor—has emerged as a new priority for organizations in 2019 and beyond.

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Designing the Workforce

Total Workforce Solutions

A total workforce solution ensures organizations have the absolute best candidates no matter the talent type.

By Debbie Bolla

Global economic forces are driving companies to rethink how they approach their talent management processes. Low unemployment rates coupled with a skills shortage are creating a competitive talent environment in which organizations need to take advantage of every opportunity in order to succeed. As such, Ardent Partners finds that 73 percent of enterprises today are utilizing new methods of addressing work.

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Seeing 20/20

Total Workforce Solutions

Total workforce solutions provide full visibility into the workforce, but how can organizations ensure a smooth transition?

By Marta Chmielowicz

Today’s talent ecosystem offers more options for employees than ever before. From online freelancing platforms to crowdsourcing efforts and traditional contract engagements, the contingent labor market is experiencing a revolution—and businesses are struggling to keep up.

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A Balancing Act

MSP

Today’s contingent workforce management programs face the challenge of delivering on cost, visibility, compliance, and quality.

By Christopher Dwyer

As the non-employee workforce continues to grow, more enterprises are finding incredible value by utilizing freelancers, independent contractors, temporary workers, and professional services. Ardent Partners’ latest State of Contingent Workforce Management research study has discovered that 40 percent of an average company’s total workforce is considered non-employee. With this growth comes the added responsibility to develop and implement stronger contingent workforce management (CWM) programs that can effectively handle a variety of performance and efficiency demands.

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Breaking Down Barriers

Total Workforce Solutions

Embrace the future of talent with a total workforce solution.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all sourcing, recruiting, and hiring. The gig economy is on the rise, the workplace is becoming more diverse, and top talent is increasingly hard to come by. But even as skills shortages become the norm and attracting talent grows more difficult, organizations are gearing up their hiring efforts to position themselves for future success. In fact, LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2017 study reports that talent is the top priority for 83 percent of executives, and 56 percent of organizations are planning to increase their hiring volume in 2018.

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