Since Corporate United established its first leveraged contract for temporary labor in 1999, the staffing industry has continued to evolve; along with the needs and expectations of customers. Contingent workers are being utilized in a wider variety of professional, operational, and administrative positions, and the need to more effectively manage this workforce is critical. As a result, fully managed programs, enabled by state-of-the-art technology, are becoming mainstream.
Recognizing this dynamic, Corporate United partnered with industry experts, Brightfield Strategies, to lead and manage the Corporate United sourcing project. Brightfield Strategies is a New York based consultancy with extensive experience in sourcing and contingent workforce management.
Through this 18-month sourcing process, Corporate United and the sourcing committee selected TAPFIN Process Solutions as the supplier to offer a managed staffing program (MSP) solution for the enterprise staffing needs of Corporate United member companies.
With the TAPFIN MSP solution, which is powered by Peopleclick’s vendor management system (VMS) software, Corporate United member companies have access to a leading technology-based program, designed to greatly improve the quality and efficiency of their talent acquisition and management processes.
This offering, in addition to our existing contingent workforce staffing agreements, makes Corporate United unique in that it enables comprehensive solutions to fit the needs of any member.
“Each of our 140 member companies has a unique set of staffing needs,” says Marc Rosen, Corporate United president. “By combining this new agreement with our best-in-class temporary staffing contracts, we now have the ability to provide our members with a set of solutions applicable to any organization’s staffing program.”
Corporate United wishes to express special appreciation for the efforts of the following members who dedicated their time and resources to sit on the MSP sourcing committee. Their participation was instrumental in helping to achieve results beyond the original expectations of Corporate United: ATK, BAE Systems, Dana Corporation, Diebold, and Pentair.
The MSP Solution
Managing the resources that comprise a firm’s contingent workforce and the processes to procure those resources can be overwhelming for any enterprise.
Coupled with the challenges of ever-changing regulatory compliance issues, mergers and acquisitions, market expansions and business transformations, contingent workforce procurement and management can be time consuming and costly. In a market where the most qualified resources are in high demand and the average “cost to fill” and “time to fill” are beginning to climb, companies can find themselves in need of effective options to get the right resources in place.
TAPFIN’s MSP approach to face these challenges combines technology-enabled management with enterprise contract labor services. The TAPFIN team manages the sourcing, selection, on-boarding, engagement and separation processes associated with contingent workers. The TAPFIN MSP program offers the following benefits:
• Corporate compliance
• Repeatable management process
• Centralized program administration
• Significant cost savings
Additionally, through this agreement, Corporate United member companies will receive the following benefits when they participate in the MSP program:
• Immediate access to a best-in-class agreement that would take an average of 12-18 months to source independently
• Management of the entire contingent workforce lifecycle
• Corporate compliance and program administration resulting in significant cost savings and risk mitigation
• Program assessment and process mapping configured to each member’s unique requirements
• Industry expertise combined with VMS software to automate activities in a flexible, streamlined process to provide:
• Requisition creation, distribution, candidate submittal and evaluation
• Candidate on-boarding, assignment and timecard/expense management
• Automated, consolidated invoicing and billing
• Comprehensive reporting and analytics
TAPFIN’s unique approach to managed services deployment is based on the shared vision of business continuity, stability, quality and cost management. The company designs and implements a customized managed staffing program to achieve the highest levels of success while minimizing disruption to your ongoing operations. TAPFIN’s methodology, which employs industry best practices around the deployment of major initiatives, combined with experience and expertise in the human capital supply chain sector, ensures that your custom solution meets your business needs and is well received by your users and suppliers.
TAPFIN offers a wide variety of managed staffing services built for client needs – everything from standardizing Service Level Agreements and pay rates, to improving business processes, to overseeing and monitoring vendors, consultants and day-to-day staffing operations. All of which provide full visibility into spend and performance information, allowing clients to make more informed and educated decisions on their services spend. Throughout the deployment process and throughout the program’s lifetime, the focus is on continuous process improvement, expense monitoring, vendor optimization, and ongoing feedback, including scheduled reviews and strategic partnership meetings to assess progress. The results are dramatic cost savings, improved efficiencies and very cost-effective use of your company’s resources and capital.
Interested in Learning More?
Contingent Workforce Solutions Webinars
Corporate United will be hosting two webinars to provide information on potential contingent workforce solutions for its members. The webinars will be held on March 19th and April 2nd. To sign up for a webinar, contact Kim Busser at 216.325.0411 or email@example.com.
Meet with TAPFIN Process Solutions
Kip Wright, president of TAPFIN Process solutions, will be presenting a breakout session at SYNERGY 2009 on the benefits of services procurement management. Other representatives from TAPFIN will also be available to meet with Corporate United members to discuss the new managed staffing program agreement.
To learn more about Corporate United’s managed staffing program agreement, or to schedule a meeting to meet with a TAPFIN Process Solutions representative at SYNERGY, please contact Andrea Morton at 216.325.0404 or firstname.lastname@example.org or your Corporate United Member Development Representative.
About TAPFIN Process Solutions
TAPFIN Process Solutions is a leading business process outsourcing provider of end-to-end human capital fulfillment and management solutions. TAPFIN’s customized workforce solutions deliver streamlined and transparent processes for contingent workforce management, including fulfillment, administration and optimization of the direct and contingent workforce. TAPFIN’s offerings includes vendor management services, recruitment process outsourcing, services procurement management, human resource consulting and executive search and can be tailored to companies of varied sizes and industry focus. For more information, visit www.tapfin.com.
Peopleclick provides software and services that empower companies around the world to find, attract and hire quality people–in less time, with less risk. Peopleclick’s technology, consulting expertise and support give companies the vision and flexibility to strategically manage all of their talent resources–whether they are salaried, hourly or contingent. Founded in 1997, the privately held company currently serves 1,800 clients in 192 countries, including 54 of the Fortune 100. Peopleclick products support users in organizations ranging in size from large, multi-national corporations to small and medium-sized businesses. For more information, visit www.peopleclick.com.