PRO Unlimited Resource Library

Insights and resources related to building a best-in-class contingent workforce program.

Navigating a Pandemic: How to Understand the Shifting Contingent Workforce in Uncertain Times

Our new white paper, “Navigating a Pandemic: How to Understand the Shifting Contingent Workforce in Uncertain Times,” provides insights on emerging best practices in the current contingent landscape. [...]

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Using Analytics to Optimize SOW Spend

In our new data sheet, “Using Analytics to Optimize SOW Spend,” you’ll read about organizations that are using data and analytics to better understand their SOW spend, take steps to optimize this area, and realize significant positive outcomes [...]

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Why Use an MSP and VMS?

Many companies struggle with identifying how much they spend on external labor, let alone have the resources or expertise to effectively manage it. In our new data sheet, “Why Use an MSP and VMS?” you’ll learn about the benefits of utilizing an integrated MSP/VMS to manage your organization’s contingent workforce [...]

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Leading with A Diverse Contingent Workforce Management Strategy Creates $7M in Cost Savings

Download this case study to discover the successes this global, online hospitality company achieved with PRO’s diversity-forward contingent workforce management program[...]

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Global Technology Company Achieves $25.7M in Contingent Workforce Cost Savings

With a growing blended workforce of full time and contingent employees, a leading global technology company chose PRO Unlimited’s purely vendor-neutral Managed Services Provider (MSP) solution to lead their contingent workforce management program into the future[...]

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5 Major Contingent Workforce Management Trends to Watch in 2020

In our new white paper, “5 Major Contingent Workforce Management Trends to Watch in 2020,” you’ll learn about the biggest trends impacting contingent workforce management. [...]

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Software Company Achieves Multi-Faceted Success with PRO as Second-Generation MSP

A multinational software company struggled to find success with its first-generation Managed Service Provider (MSP). It experienced minimal supplier engagement, lagging time to fill, and stifled global expansion. With no resolution for these issues in sight, the company saw it was time to choose a new solution. [...]

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Preparing to Engage Contractors in Germany

Tapping the unmatched power of independent contractors to add value to your organization is complex, especially when it’s on a global scale [...]

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The Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Contingent Labor

The “Pay-or-Play” mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has substantial implications on companies using contingent labor and those supplying the talent [...]

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The Details of Employing Contractors in the Netherlands

Utilizing contractors to fill gaps in your organization requires that attention be paid to employment laws and regulations that vary, and are unique, from country to country [...]

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Understanding IR35 Updates and What is “Out-of-Scope”

Taxing authorities around the world are taking notice as the use of contingent talent continues to increase in popularity. Their goal is to ensure they are paid the taxes they’re owed from the rising gig economy, and this includes the UK tax authority (HMRC)[...]

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Wand VMS Integration with Workday

Workday integrations with Wand VMS add value for clients. Wand’s open API architecture enables it to be integrated with any number of systems, including Workday. [...]

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Leading Gaming Company Achieves Significant Contingent Cost Savings

With a growing contingent workforce, a major gaming company needed to find an external partner to expertly and cost-effectively manage the sourcing lifecycle and optimize the worker experience. The company required a Managed Services Provider (MSP) with expertise in risk mitigation [...]

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Making a Case for Outsourced SOW Management

Statement of Work (SOW) projects are a reality of doing business, but managing them properly typically falls by the wayside in many organizations today [...]

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Chatbots & Their Impact on VMS Software

In recent years, the use of chatbots and conversational interfaces has increased, but despite their vast potential these emerging technologies have sometimes struggled to live up to user expectations [...]

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Washington State Ruling Affects Worker Classification in 8 States

The Washington State Ninth Circuit Court ruled that the “economic realities” test of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to claims brought under Washington’s Minimum Wage Act [...]

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Opportunities and Risks of Freelance Marketplaces

When embedded as part of a broader managed service provider (MSP) and vendor management system (VMS) approach like the one offered by PRO Unlimited, freelance marketplace risks are mitigated [...]

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Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Contingent Workforce Management

Our new white paper, “Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Contingent Workforce Management,” provides an overview of AI and its potential to help organizations better hire and manage contingent workers [...]

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Expanding the Talent Pool through Self-Sourcing

There are a variety of different components that an organization needs to employ in order to succeed with a self-sourcing strategy. [...]

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What You Need to Know about Canadian Work Classification

This Fact Sheet spells out how Canadian worker classification differs from that in the United States and lists key considerations that companies need to heed [...]

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Professional Third-Party Payrolling Services

As the workplace has shifted, companies quickly look outside of their organizations for talent. While this is certainly a vital channel, they often forget the rich repository of workers [...]

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Social Networking Organization Taps PRO Unlimited to Build its Global Contingent Workforce Program

This global social networking organization was faced with several significant business challenges including inconsistent onboarding processes, lack of governance and no optimum internal model [...]

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3 Financial Services Firms Experience Significant Savings

Three firms realized significant cost savings in just one year. How? They outsourced their contingent workforce management programs to an integrated MSP/VMS provider to not only address cost-savings [...]

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PRO Advisory Services Help Clients Get the Most Out of their Contingent Workforce Management Program

As the contingent workforce becomes more strategic, it becomes increasingly important to align your contingent workforce program with corporate goals to ensure acquisition of the right talent at competitive prices [...]

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Advantages of an Integrated MSP and VMS Approach

This eBook explores the options that are available to enterprises and maps out the reasons why an integrated managed service provider (MSP) and vendor management system (VMS) approach is more effective [...]

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Using Mobile to Improve Time to Fill: 3 Case Studies

In the contingent workforce management realm, faster execution can mean the difference between identifying, interviewing and securing highly sought-after candidates and losing them to the competition. Historically, though, time to fill been a challenging metric for organizations to improve [...]

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Use Market Rate Expertise to Drive Cost Savings in your Contingent Labor Program

With access to an expansive contingent workforce, a leading software company needed a way to make sense of its market rate variances to help alter their hiring behaviors and accomplish significant cost savings. [...]

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Your Guide to Understanding the Balanced Labour Market Act

With the Dutch Senate’s recent approval of The Balanced Labour Market Act, or WAB, the Netherlands brings contingent worker benefits into focus. [...]

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Paid Sick Leave Implications for Contingent Workers

Mandatory Paid Sick Leave gains momentum as it spreads to 24 states and local municipalities. Both buyers (companies) and suppliers of talent need to take heed [...]

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Prevent the Talent Well from Running Dry in the Oil & Gas Industry

Today’s oil and gas industry continues to strive forward with growing demands that require a greater worker population than is available. [...]

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Wand’s YourSource Talent Network

Self-sourcing is a powerful way to easily identify and engage quality talent while generating cost savings over the traditional vendor-sourced mark-ups. [...]

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Wand’s Action-Driven, Configurable UI

In a world in which technology and product design are constantly changing, a cutting-edge VMS user interface can help contingent workforce managers act faster and increase efficiency [...]

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Ultimate Guide to Self-Sourcing

Despite the considerable benefits that self-sourcing offers – cost savings, improved talent quality, faster time to fill – many organizations struggle to implement the practice [...]

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Tax and Benefit Risks Associated with Worker Misclassification and Co-Employment are Considerable

This White Paper spells out critical areas that companies need to monitor when managing worker classification and co-employment [...]

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The State of India’s Workforce in 2019

India’s tech market is beginning to boom. It is set to add upwards of 250,000 new jobs in 2019. However, employers are struggling to fill the roles. They are looking for “gig” and full-time workers [...]

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Explore the Advantages of Greater Access to Talent, Innovation, Cost Savings & Financial Risk Protection

The time and energy required for managing the contingent workforce can be overwhelming, and tapping a Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Vendor Management Software (VMS) solution can help you overcome the challenges [...]

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Not-for-Profit Mutual Holding Company Achieves $1M in Cost Savings

A not-for-profit mutual holding company for the healthcare industry realized that its first generation Managed Service Provider (MSP) was not equipped to handle the complexity of its contingent workforce management requirements. [...]

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Vendor-Neutral Supplier Management and why it Matters to your Contingent Workforce Program

A vendor-neutral supplier management model creates a “level playing field,” with suppliers succeeding based on their own performance. Substantive changes are taking place in the staffing industry as a growing number of organizations move [...]

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How Mobile Is Helping Suppliers Realize Significant Benefits

Staffing agencies are frequently under pressure to field new requests from clients and submit candidates as quickly as possible to increase the odds that they’ll fill the request [...]

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The Latest on IR35: June 2019 Update

IR35 is shifting the UK compliance burden of whether an individual is an independent contractor or a limited company to that of the end user client or fee payer [...]

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What’s New with Brexit: June 2019 Update

Ever since the UK’s 2016 vote to withdraw from the European Union, businesses have been grappling with how Brexit and related developments would impact contingent workforce management [...]

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Contingent Workforce U.S. and Global Regulatory Newsletters – May 2019

With editorial inputs from PRO’s experts in Legal, HR, Compliance, Immigration and Payroll, this quarter’s U.S. and Global Regulatory Newsletters (May 2019) are now available. [...]

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Going Global with PRO Unlimited

When organizations extend their reach into new countries, unanticipated obstacles can arise when it comes to navigating a complex and diverse set of country-specific rules, regulations and requirements [...]

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The 2019 Contingent Workforce Industry Report

Organizations worldwide are using greater percentages of contingent workers to meet their staffing needs. With competition for skilled knowledge workers rising, those companies that manage contingent labor effectively [...]

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Wand Cloud Hosting

In today’s data-driven landscape, technology reliability and security is critical. To that end, PRO Unlimited’s Wand VMS platform takes a comprehensive approach to both security and hosting operations [...]

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U.S. Contractor Misclassification Updates 2019

When it comes to recent contractor misclassification and compliance news, there’s been a lot of focus on California’s “Dynamex” decision, but there’s also been significant movement in other states [...]

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What’s New with “Dynamex”

The “Dynamex” court decision, which created a significantly more stringent test for independent contractor status in California, is presently a hot topic in the state legislature and is at issue in many legal cases pending in the judicial system. [...]

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The Latest on the “Dynamex” Decision and Its Impact

California Supreme Court’s decision in the “Dynamex” case established stricter guidelines concerning independent contractor status. Subsequent legislative and judicial action has fueled uncertainty [...]

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Using Mobile to Enable Faster Execution, Decision-Making and Adoption

Studies show that more than 80 percent of today’s workforce is “deskless” at some point in the workday, making the mobile experience more critical than ever [...]

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Agility Powered by Business Intelligence

Whether it’s adapting quickly to market changes, responding flexibly to customer demands or innovating in a cost-effective way, being agile helps companies strengthen their competitive advantage [...]

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AI and Intelligent Screening

Recruiting and hiring is hard, and finding candidates who fit an organization’s desired skill requirements, compensation levels and culture is VERY hard. [...]

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Combining High Touch and High Tech to Effectively Manage Contingent Labor

PRO’s four primary service offerings focus on helping organizations effectively and comprehensively manage their non-employee workforce to ensure compliance, achieve cost savings and improve efficiencies [...]

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Contingent Workforce U.S. and Global Regulatory Newsletters – February 2019

PRO’s experts in Legal, HR, Contractor Compliance Services, Immigration, and Client Payroll Operations, have published this quarter’s U.S. and Global Regulatory Newsletters (February 2019) [...]

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5 Key Contingent Workforce Management Trends for 2019

The contingent workforce continues to grow in size and complexity, but studies show that most organizations continue to face challenges with hiring, managing and tracking these workers [...]

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Consulting Firm Case Study: Program Expansion Across 17 Countries in One Year

While many organizations are just beginning to see the benefits of leveraging a contingent workforce, consulting firms were founded on contracted talent [...]

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Experience Wand VMS in Action

As organizations continue to pour more resources into contingent labor, it’s become increasingly critical that they leverage the best VMS technology to help them optimize these workforces [...]

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VMS Integration: A Guide to the Basics

Many organizations implementing a VMS worry about the impact of technology integrations. After all, businesses select a VMS to help optimize contingent workforce management [...]

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