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The Age of Self-Sourcing…and the Technology Behind It

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a quick look at a new Ardent Partners report, “The Age of Self-Sourcing in Contingent Workforce Management and the Role of Online Talent Platforms and VMS Technology,” which is available for download here. The report, which is sponsored by Beeline, discusses how “self-sourcing” talent is another evolutionary step for contingent workforce management...

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Research Preview: The State of Strategic Sourcing – Best-in-Class Performance

Ardent Partners is pleased to announce the publication of The State of Strategic Sourcing 2015: The Four Pillars of Sourcing Success report. Interested readers can download this exciting and informative annual research report by clicking here. Every year, the pace of business continues to accelerate, forcing enterprise sourcing teams to adapt to changes and shifts within global...

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The State of the Chief Procurement Officer in 2016 (Hypothesis)

Editor’s Note: Our annual CPO Rising survey is now open – The data we collect from the survey will fuel our “CPO Rising 2016” research report that will publish in March as well as many articles over the next year this site. I would greatly appreciate it if you or a colleague could take ~15 minutes...

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The Year Ahead for Contingent Workforce Management

2015 was quite the exciting year for the non-employee workforce arena. The business world experienced: A new influx of talent that contributed to a sharp increase in utilization of independent talent over 2014. A larger acceptance within the enterprise community that external workers held critical, top-tier skillsets that were/are necessary for crucial business projects and...

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Ardent’s Annual CPO Survey is Live (“The Art & Science of Procurement”)

Ardent Partners conducts one CPO-focused market research study each year and we’d like to invite you to participate in it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a full view into the current “State of Procurement” when the report publishes in March. CPO...

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Why the Contingent Workforce Space Can Benefit from an “Ecosystem” Approach

Editor’s Note: Join Christopher J. Dwyer at CPO Rising 2016 and hear it from the man himself on the importance of taking a holistic view of your workforce in 2016 and beyond. Don’t delay – early bird registration ends soon. Register here and now! The engagement and ultimate management of non-employee talent has been revolutionized by advancements in...

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The Disruption of Talent Engagement, Part II: Disruptive Technologies, Next-Gen Solutions

Ardent Partners is excited to launch a two-part series on the ever-changing concept of talent engagement and how today’s non-employee workforce is consistently evolving due to new platforms, solutions, technologies, and functional models. Today’s article: a deep discussion of the disruptive technologies and solutions that are changing how talent is found, engaged, sourced, and managed…and...

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The Disruption of Talent Engagement, Part I: Procurement’s New Role in CWM

[Editor's Note: CPO Rising is excited to launch a two-part series on the ever-changing concept of talent engagement and how today’s non-employee workforce is consistently evolving due to new platforms, solutions, technologies, and functional models. On the docket for today: an exclusive discussion of procurement’s new role in not only contingent workforce management (CWM), but...

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Making the Case for Spend Management in SMBs

Editor’s note: Today’s article highlights the findings from a new Ardent Partners research study, How SMBs Can Manage Company Spend, which was sponsored by spend management solution ExpenseWatch. The report, which discusses how smaller organizations can make the case for centralizing spend management operations and support programs with spend management automation, is available for download...

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Delving Deeper into the Current State of Contingent Workforce Management

Editor’s Note: We are excited to announce that the third annual edition of our landmark State of Contingent Workforce Management is now available. This year’s report discusses the impact of non-employee talent, such as independent contractors, temporary workers, SOW-based projects and services, and freelancers, on the global business world and how it is actively shaping...

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