• Transforming Contingent Workforce Management

    The world’s most tenured purely neutral managed services (MSP) combined with best-in-class vendor management software (VMS)
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Our Integrated Solution

Our unique approach seamlessly integrates our managed services solutions and vendor management system to create a comprehensive workforce management solution.

Managed Service Provider

We pioneered the purely vendor-neutral managed service provider model and continue to innovate the space today.

Vendor Management System

Our award-winning SaaS-based Wand VMS platform provides clients with the first true native mobile VMS.

Purely Vendor-Neutral Contingent Workforce Management

PRO Unlimited is a pioneer in contingent workforce management, laying the foundation with the launch of independent contractor misclassification and co-employment risk management services in 1991. PRO followed this with industry-first managed service provider (MSP) and vendor management system (VMS) offerings. And the innovation has continued throughout the years.

In a solutions space that has become increasingly crowded over the past few years, PRO’s unique contingent workforce management approach stands out.  These include:

  • First, our purely vendor-neutral, global model enables clients to manage international contingent labor spend underneath one consolidated umbrella.
  • Second, our integrated MSP and VMS approach gives clients a single point of contact that delivers better business outcomes than disaggregated contingent workforce management solutions where the MSP and VMS are two separate vendors.
  • Third, as our contingent workforce management solution includes self-sourcing, clients can leverage their brands to attract top contingent talent.
  • Finally, PRO’s executive management team is the most tenured in the industry, with decades of experience in how to gain optimal business outcomes from contingent labor programs while managing risks.

Related Content and Resources

Freelance Marketplace eBook

Wondering when and where the freelance marketplaces fit into your contingent workforce management program? Read the eBook.

Five Tech Trends Webinar

Contingent workforce management is being shaped by five technology trends. These innovations from outside the enterprise can be harvested to produce sustained business outcomes. Watch the Webinar.

Affordable Care Act White Paper

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduces new requirements for contingent labor. Are you and your suppliers compliant? Read the White Paper.

The PRO Insights Blog

The contingent workforce management space continues to evolve with the introduction of both new risks and opportunities. The PRO Insights Blog taps the company’s two-plus decades of experience architecting, building, and managing contingent labor programs—using our integrated MSP and VMS model—for some of the world’s largest and leading global enterprises.

Why Your Contingent Workforce Management Model Matters

September 13, 2016
Allie Ben-Shlomo, COO and EVP of PRO Unlimited shares her perspectives with Spend Matters magazine on contingent workforce strategy and management; specifically what is taking place in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Allie begins by saying, “The pharmaceutical and biotech industries continue to face operational transformations as competition for talent remains fierce, however, pressure to minimize costs, improve efficiencies and substantiate value continues to ramp up. As the war for talent continues to be waged, developing a cohesive contingent workforce strategy supporting total workforce management will ensure your company is leveraging proven best practices to access talent, drive savings and efficiencies and mitigate risks.” The Contingent Workforce Management Model of Choice for Successful Companies Later in the piece, Allie adds that implementing a purely vendor-neutral MSP enabled by a Vendor Management System (VMS) is the model of choice for successful companies. Just ask a multi-billion dollar global healthcare company that transitioned to a purely-vendor neutral and fully integrated MSP and VMS. Prior to its current vendor-neutral model, the company used a staffing agency model in the capacity of a MSP to source and acquire contingent workers across many of its U.S. locations. Read why they changed to a purely vendor-neutral model here. Allie concludes by saying that an integrated and purely vendor-neutral model makes a tangible difference both operationally and in terms of business value. When MSP and VMS solutions are consolidated under a single vendor-neutral model, a deeper understanding of the business is always reached. Natural synergies develop, and as a result, organizations are able to optimize cost and quality. If you or a member of your team would benefit from further discussion on how PRO is helping companies implement winning contingent workforce management programs globally, please contact a PRO representative at 800.291.1099 or email at info@prounlimited.com.   Disclaimer: The content in this blog post is for informational purposes only and cannot be construed as specific legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. The blog post reflects the opinion of PRO Unlimited and is not to be construed as legal solutions and positions. Contact an attorney for specific advice and guidance for specific issues or questions.

Global Contingent Workforce Recruitment Insights

August 29, 2016
Allie Ben-Shlomo, COO and EVP of PRO Unlimited sat down with HRO Today Global’s editor, Belinda Sharr to look at the challenges of global recruitment—and how to ensure the effective management of the worldwide contingent workforce. Belinda opens the article by stating the following, “Global recruitment can be a challenge, with different regions requiring different strategies to find the best employees for the job. Add to that multiple laws and regulations and cultural and regional expectations, and HR leaders face a tough challenge—especially in today’s tight labour market.” A Purely Vendor-Neutral Contingent Workforce Management Model Helps Recruitment Professionals Ben-Shlomo says that taking a purely vendor-neutral approach can provide a competitive and level global playing field, which enables organisations to benefit from the best talent at the best price. Vendor neutrality encourages niche, high-end staffing agencies to readily join a managed programme, allowing the client managers to review talent from multiple providers. Especially in today’s ‘war for talent’ for mission critical roles, the mobility of talent to move across borders for the right opportunity means that recruitment professionals need to cast a broader net.” Allie continues, “The model is transferrable around the world, however it has to be locally nuanced in line with country rules and regulations regarding the supply of staff and services, employment law, tax and finance regulations and many other areas for consideration. These cannot be underestimated as they may pose restrictions or challenges if managed incorrectly.” See what Allie says next in the article by clicking on the full article here. If you or a member of your team would benefit from further discussion on how PRO is helping companies implement winning contingent workforce management programs globally, please contact a PRO representative at 800.291.1099 or email at info@prounlimited.com.   Disclaimer: The content in this blog post is for informational purposes only and cannot be construed as specific legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. The blog post reflects the opinion of PRO Unlimited and is not to be construed as legal solutions and positions. Contact an attorney for specific advice and guidance for specific issues or questions.

The Difference Maker: Contingent Workforce Analytics

August 19, 2016
The Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) asked PRO’s SVP of Strategic Planning Ben Barstow to share his views on the importance of contingent workforce data analytics. Ben emphasizes that in order for organizations to tap into the full power of contingent workforce data and analytics they need to start with the right foundation. So what does that really mean? It is critical to examine the organizational attributes that foster and drive success in applying analytics to better serve customers, provide market differentiation, and fuel sustainable growth. Managed companies don’t need to be convinced of the value and need for analytics. Experienced leaders know what it’s like to make critical decisions with incomplete information. It is these managers who appreciate having fact-based data and analysis as the basis for their decisions. Business moves too fast to have every decision researched and supported with a full analysis. Managers are often forced to make decisions based on an incomplete picture of the world. A desire for a better understanding of their business, and the world in which it operates, is the catalyst for the development of strong analytics capabilities. Those companies that have successfully developed analytics as a core competency have created a culture which fosters the development of this strength. See what Ben says about contingent workforce analytics next by clicking on the full article here. If you would like to discuss how PRO’s Strategic Analysis and Metrics team is helping to enhance companies’ contingent workforce management programs, please call us at 1-800-291-1099 or email us at information@prounlimited.com.   Disclaimer: The content in this blog post is for informational purposes only and cannot be construed as specific legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. The blog post reflects the opinion of PRO Unlimited and is not to be construed as legal solutions and positions. Contact an attorney for specific advice and guidance for specific issues or questions.  

The Omni-channel Experience for the Contingent Workforce

August 8, 2016
PRO has led the way in creating the optimal omni-channel experience for the contingent workforce. In a recent article with CIO Review Magazine, PRO’s senior director of product marketing Brad Martin outlines the importance of implementing a complete omni-channel and mobile environment for contingent workforce management programs. The Mobile Contingent Workforce Brad emphasizes that one primary way organizations are changing the contingent workforce landscape and optimizing their operations is through cloud technology; specifically creating an omni-channel experience. The “mobile workforce” is growing at a rapid rate and relies on the power and flexibility of cloud technology to deliver a robust and comprehensive omni-channel experience. And like many other industries, mobility is penetrating the contingent workforce management space; specifically, Vendor Management Systems (VMS). More than ever, it is critical that VMS software is designed for an omni-channel experience. The concept of this experience is simple, effective, and required for the workforce.  Users need to access major functions of the VMS from the web, mobile, tablet, and/or wearable.  For example, workers can quickly review and approve timecards, expenses, statement-of-work (SOW) billing, among various other notifications and requests. Providing users with the capability to access their account remotely is more than just a convenience. It is the opportunity for users to access information that drives the right behaviors and efficiencies, and contributes to the overall effectiveness of the program. Additionally, managers are increasingly mobile. Binding management to one channel— including their laptop often creates disruption. For example, consider a vice president of procurement who requires a unique position to fill. However, while in a meeting, he receives a notification for a candidate interview. Rather than wait until he returns to his desk to review the candidate’s resume, he can schedule the interview with merely a swipe, tap, and click, all in a matter of seconds. Read the full article here. If you or a member of your team would benefit from further discussion on how PRO is helping companies implement winning contingent workforce management programs globally, please contact a PRO representative at 800.291.1099 or email at info@prounlimited.com.   Disclaimer: The content in this blog post is for informational purposes only and cannot be construed as specific legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. The blog post reflects the opinion of PRO Unlimited and is not to be construed as legal solutions and positions. Contact an attorney for specific advice and guidance for specific issues or questions.