Chuck Summerland
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Reducing Margins
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With more and more companies looking at ways to improve and save on their contingent labour I often wonder how this has affected agency’s attitudes towards margin. I have seen many agencies forced to…Continue

Tags: price, margin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca Griffin Oct 21, 2010.

VMS/MSP Performance

Many agencies have expressed frustration with VMS/MSP implementations in their clients. Some of the concerns I have heard expressed are cheaper rates, loss of communication with hiring managers and…Continue

Tags: Management, Vendor, MSP, VMS

Started May 10, 2010

Timesheet systems

Over the past several months I have been speaking with many recruiting companies and have been amazed at how many companies still use hardcopy timesheets in today’s web enabled environment. So I want…Continue

Started Mar 5, 2010

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Stuck in a Rut

Have you ever woken up in the morning dreading going to work or even just getting up? Do you feel like you know what you will be doing during the work hours because it is exactly what you did yesterday? Do you feel tired and frustrated? These are all symptoms of mild depression or more commonly known as “stuck in a rut”.…


Posted on July 20, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Offering to Help? Think about the Client.

How many of us have offered friendly advice to our friends or candidates on how to write resumes? How many of us have told them that the professional resume writers had it wrong? I have however over time I realized there is no one way to write a resume. Preferences in your resume vary among recruiters, human resource…


Posted on July 11, 2010 at 10:30pm

Make Facebook your LinkedIn

Just the other day there was a group organized to quit Facebook due to its privacy settings. I thought to myself “should I quit?” I rarely ever use it and I don’t care to join someone I knew in high school in a game of Mafia Wars. So why not quit? It seemed like an opportune time.…


Posted on June 3, 2010 at 6:07pm

The simple VMS explanation

Over the past year and a half I have worked in the Vendor Management System (VMS) industry. I have heard many people who are new to the technology confuse it with many different names, including applicant tracking system, contingency workforce software, human resource information software, and others. I believe this confusion stems from the name of the technology and the…


Posted on April 27, 2010 at 9:30pm

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