Procurement Experts Weigh in on Alternatives to RFPs

Posted: 02/03/2022 - 09:00
The standardized RFP process takes months to complete.

In enterprise software and services, procurement’s use of a Request for Proposal (RFP) is meant to compare competitive product offerings against a set of requirements. The intent was to create an environment where vendors could respond with functionality, price, implementation details and unique offerings. Unfortunately, the RFP process has largely failed for several reasons. Today, the focus is on innovation and speed to market, which can rarely be achieved in a standardized RFP process that can take months to complete.

Why Visibility is Essential to Workforce Planning

Posted: 06/22/2021 - 09:00
Why Visibility is Essential to Workforce Planning

Contractor or employee? Outsourced consultant or temporary worker? The job of procuring talent these days is increasingly complex, with so many different categories of workers and navigating many channels to find this talent.

On top of having to make predictive decisions, Talent Acquisition and Talent Procurement teams must also navigate the rules and regulations of non-employees. Determining contractor classification and the cost of non-compliance is a slippery slope that no talent sourcer should have to take on.

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