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Announcing the State of Contingent Workforce Management 2018 Report!

The foundational elements to the “New World of Work,” beyond the technological advancements fueling business operations, is the mindset behind how talent is engaged, sourced, and managed. Key business projects and initiatives are now addressed in an on-demand manner, and work in conjunction with a literal “talent revolution” in which more and more top-tier, highly-skilled...

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Better Together: Linking CLM with SIM to Improve Third-Party Risk Management (Report Download)

Ardent Partners and Determine, the Indiana-based source-to-settle and contract lifecycle management solution provider, recently teamed up to produce one of Ardent’s newest reports, Better Together: Linking CLM with SIM to Improve Third-Party Risk Management (click to download). If you’re a procurement leader or practitioner and you grapple with the liabilities and risks associated with supplier contracts and...

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New Procurement Toys for the New Year (and Last Webinar of 2017)!

Before you head out for the holiday break, please join Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini for a complimentary webinar, New Procurement Toys for the New Year, on Tuesday, December 19th at 2 PM EST, sponsored by GEP. We’ve made a list and we’re checking it twice…. Whether they’ve been “naughty” or “nice” this year, all supply management...

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The Two Sides of Total Workforce Management

Traditional approaches to work and managing the modern workforce are becoming less impactful and will eventually become obsolete. Today’s global market feeds on agility, flexibility, and innovation; enterprise programs related to workforce management must be transformed in order to keep pace with the talent evolution. Total workforce management represents the next wave of progression in...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Whether you’re watching parades, football, a dog show, or your family argue over politics, everyone at Ardent Partners wishes you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re taking a break from the ritual turkey, stuffing, pigskin, and family pleasantries and would like to catch up on some reading, we invite you to peruse our recent research publications...

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Total Workforce Management’s Place in the New World of Work

Editor’s Note: If you’re interested in learning more about the progressive workforce model discussed in today’s article, download our latest report, The Modern Guide to Total Workforce Management, by clicking here, here, or here. Any executive that takes a short peek outside of their business will notice something astounding: founded on innovative talent engagement methods, the...

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CPO Rising 2017: Technology Mastery

There is a very clear difference between doing something and doing something well. This concept rings true for the users of supply management technology who, by and large, struggle to use it well. Getting a team to consistently use technology to deliver dependable results is more difficult than it would seem; and empirical research on...

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Beyond Price: Finding the Right Suppliers Using Sophisticated Sourcing Strategies

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners recently published a new sourcing-themed report, Beyond Price: Finding the Right Suppliers Using Sophisticated Sourcing Strategies, sponsored by EC Sourcing Group. If you would like to access the report, it is available for download here (registration required). During the sourcing process, procurement teams need to consider a range of qualitative factors in...

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ANNOUNCING: The Fifth Annual “State of Contingent Workforce Management” Research Study

It’s no secret that the world of work is changing and evolving, seemingly, by the day. From the rampant growth of the non-employee workforce (which comprises 38% of today’s total workforce) to the greater impact of the Gig Economy, today’s contingent workforce management (CWM) programs must be primed, ready, and prepared for a new era...

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Looking Back, Around, and Ahead on Procurement Technology Adoption

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). In procurement as in other facets of business, it is important to consider the organizational mindset for action...

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