• 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. Most notably in 2017, PRO was given the highest score in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Services Procurement Solutions report; specifically for the Contingent Workforce Management Use Case.

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

Advantages of an Integrated Vendor Management System and Managed Services Program

An integrated approach has a number of operational and financial advantages over a model where multiple vendors are involved. Read the eBook.

AI and Contingent Workforce Management

 Learn how AI advancements will help improve effectiveness by offering new perspectives on contingent workforce management Read the Whitepaper.

A Global Vendor Management System Case Study

A software company taps PRO Unlimited to build its global extended contingent workforce program. Read the Case Study.

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.

2018 CWS Summit: PRO Leads AI & Contingent Workforce Roundtable

September 25, 2018
With the SIA CWS Summit only one week away, the team at PRO is gearing up and will be on the trade show floor, holding demos and moderating thought leadership sessions. For those looking for the latest and greatest in Vendor Management Systems (VMS), you will not want to miss a demo of Wand, one of the industry’s most awarded and recognized VMS. Stop by our booth (#323) or schedule your demo in advance! Also, we have been asked by CWS to participate in two sessions… Looking to learn more about the latest trends and applications of Artificial Intelligence in Contingent Workforce Management? Then, this roundtable session is for you. On day 1, Tuesday, October 2nd at 9:15 am in Trinity Room 4-8, visit table 50 to participate in this discussion! Also, on day 2, PRO has been asked to coach a team in CWS’ Hack-a-Thon taking place on Wednesday, October 3rd at 9:00 am in Trinity Room 4-8. Delegates will work in teams to create innovative strategies for three/four distinct challenges. PRO’s role will be to help guide its team through those challenges and of course, win! Hope to see you at the show! If you or a member of your team would benefit from a 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.  

Wand VMS Receives Multiple Honors at Best in Biz Awards 2018 International

September 20, 2018
We’re thrilled to announced that PRO Unlimited’s Wand Vendor Management System (VMS) has been named a winner in both the “Enterprise Product of the Year – Software” and “Most Innovative Product of the Year – Enterprise” categories at Best in Biz Awards 2018 International. The Best in Biz Awards International is the only independent global business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications from around the world. This year, close to 300 public and private companies from all sectors of the global economy and more than 35 countries competed for awards. The innovative Wand features and capabilities cited by this year’s Best in Biz Awards International judges offer a wealth of benefits to clients, including but not limited to: The ability to perform tasks from anywhere: Wand Mobile enables on-the-go users to manage the full contingent lifecycle from their mobile devices. Significant cost savings: By sourcing their own talent, organizations can drive cost savings while still maximizing talent. Wand’s Talent Network allows clients to easily create their own private, self-sourced candidate pool. Increased business agility and productivity: Built by PRO’s Silicon Valley-based development team, Wand went through exhaustive end-user research and use case study, and the result is a product that’s actionable and intuitive. (Read more.) Smarter resource planning: Wand Discovery, Wand VMS’s business intelligence and data visualization tool, captures contingent workforce data, processes it and produces actionable analytics to help businesses make better workforce planning decisions Winners in the 6th annual Best in Biz Awards International program were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of judges hailing from a wide spectrum of top-tier publications and media outlets from 12 countries. For more on the awards, check out PRO’s official release. For more on how PRO’s award-winning technology can help your organization achieve its workforce management goals, check out these resources: 1) Case Study: “Self-Sourcing Strategy Achieves $1.6 Million in Cost Savings” 2) White Paper: “5 Ways Mobile Improves the Contingent Workforce Management Experience” 3) Podcast: “4 Key Workforce Questions Wand’s Business Intelligence Can Help Answer” If you’re interested in learning more about how PRO is helping organizations implement winning contingent workforce 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.

ProcureCon Indirect West: Contingent Workforce Management Best Practices

September 17, 2018
ProcureCon Indirect West is a week away – will you be there? Please join PRO as we lead a working group session focused on navigating contingent workforce management. We’ll draft an action plan of five result-oriented ideas that you can implement at your organization immediately. For more information on our session, refer to the detail below. We look forward to meeting you in person! Working Group 2: Contingent Labor and Workforce Management – Day 1, September 24, 11:40 AM This panel of experts will discuss overcoming the complexities of contingent workforce management, and specifically make recommendations on global expansion and SOW program adoption. Key topics include: Potential challenges impacting global expansion Supporting a model in regions/countries with large populations vs. small populations Roadblocks impacting SOW program inclusion Key benefits of adopting SOW suppliers into the program Speakers include: Neerav Shah, VP, Client Services, PRO Unlimited Scott Sugarman, Associate Director of Talent Acquisition – R &D with Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Nick Schultze, Sourcing Category Leader, Contingent Labor and Recruiting For more information about the session, please click here. Also, don’t forget to stop by PRO’s booth (209) to see a demo of our VMS, Wand, and to speak with our expert team!  If you or a member of your team would benefit from a 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.  

Visibility’s Role in Your Workforce Planning Strategy

September 12, 2018
Full workforce visibility presents many material cost benefits to companies, especially when quality talent carries a big price tag in today’s tight job market. In a new Buyers Meeting Point article, PRO’s Dustin Burgess, SVP of Strategy, Analytics, & Metrics dives into the many reasons why gaining insight into an organization’s total talent population should be a top priority for executives. The article touches on what companies should expect after taking advantage of new technology and guidance from industry experts to enhance their workforce planning strategy. Possibilities afforded by this better visibility include some of the following: Reduced spend on employee benefits by hiring contingent workers for short-term projects Improved resource reallocation to bridge gaps with existing talent Avoidance of wage premiums through increased awareness of overtime usage As Dustin explains, the impact of broader workforce visibility materializes quickly through a variety of hard cost savings. Certainly, when leadership quantifies these benefits, upfront investments in data visualization tools and management consulting are quickly justified. Even greater than the dollars saved, however, is the priceless confidence executives gain by knowing they are making informed choices that will bring them closer to their business goals.   If you or a member of your team would benefit from a 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 Financial Group Increases Program Growth by 40% Over One Quarter

September 6, 2018
Today’s fast-paced contingent labor market is constantly changing – new rules and regulations are enacted constantly, forcing most companies to regularly walk the line between total compliance and risky practices due to lack of time and funding to fully support their program. A member of one of the world’s leading financial groups knew the pressure of walking the compliance line, facing significant contingent labor challenges and risk from not meeting new tax and co-employment laws. With scattered non-employee data, minimal resources to manage non-employees, and a lack of governance and overall understanding of industry regulations, it became clear that they needed to find the perfect partner to optimize their contingent workforce management. They selected PRO Unlimited’s purely vendor-neutral Managed Services Program (MSP) and Vendor Management System (VMS) to manage its staffing, payrollee and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) program. PRO was chosen to: Relieve overburdened internal resources Enable supplier pool optimization Centralize and track contingent worker and non-employee data Streamlining on and off boarding Provide market rate guidance on labor spend By partnering with PRO, this company saw 40% program growth over one quarter, including expanding their contingent workforce program to their sister company. Not only did they see significant growth, they were able to reignite supplier engagement, improve time-to-fill by 27%, and implement a comprehensive compliance program and centralized system for all non-employee data. To learn more about this company’s success with PRO, click here to download the case study.

Benefits of an Outsourced Contingent Workforce Program

August 28, 2018
Partnership with the right integrated Managed Services Provide (MSP)/Vendor Management System (VMS) can present end-to-end benefits for all contingent workforce management stakeholders. The combination of top industry insights and best-in-class software creates the opportunity to dial in spend, mitigate risk, and much more. For these reasons, choosing to outsource a contingent workforce program is a win for all those involved. Read on to find out how outsourcing to an MSP/VMS caters to the unique concerns of suppliers, managers, department leadership, and everyone in between! COST SAVINGS / EFFICIENCIES Vendor-neutral model creates competitive bidding environment, drives savings Global market rate expertise drives intelligent sourcing initiatives Consolidated invoicing cuts billing time and saves money Outsourced on/off boarding alleviates administrative tasks Labor supplier tiering provides wider opportunities to top performers Easy online time, expense, and project tracking Who benefits? Hiring Managers, Accounts Payable, Procurement, Suppliers, and Contingent Workers RISK MANAGEMENT Ensured compliance with state and federal worker classification and labor laws Co-Employment education and end user training by PRO Risk evaluations for 1099 workers outside the program Who benefits? Contractor Compliance and Human Resources VISIBILITY One system makes CL engagement tracking quickly accessible Customer planning cycle made visible to suppliers, aligns supply with demand Online approval routing by requisition headcount or financial threshold Insight into spend broken out by department, manager, or time frame Who benefits? Contingent Workers, Suppliers, Department Managers, and Procurement Closing words… An outsourced contingent workforce program covers the bases stakeholders care about most, especially when companies leverage an integrated management model. Leadership can feel confident knowing their MSP/VMS partner will set them on the path towards boosting cost savings, avoiding compliance issues, and bolstering visibility.   If you or a member of your team would benefit from a 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.  

PRO Unlimited Captures Six 2018 International Stevie Awards: Comments from the Judges

August 21, 2018
We’re excited to share that PRO Unlimited’s Wand VMS recently won six Stevie Awards in the 2018 International Business Awards, including honors in the following categories: “Best New Product of the Year – Software – Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution” “Best App – Productivity” “Best New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Human Capital Management Solution” “Best New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Solution.” The International Business Awards is the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program. This year, the IBAs received more than 3,900 nominations from 74 nations and territories. (Read the official PRO release.) Here’s a sampling of judges’ comments from the awards evaluations, along with a quick summary of the related Wand functionality, how it impacts the user experience, and links to additional resources. “Interesting use of artificial intelligence and augmented reality in the contingent labor space. One of the best new product platforms!” The leading-edge Wand AI suite – comprised of the Wand Sourcing Platform, Wand Merlin, the Wand Campus App and the Wand Badge App – uses technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing and augmented reality to improve contingent workforce management in areas like requisition creation, job sourcing and mobile interaction. Learn more: “How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Contingent Workforce Management” “Exceptional solution … the cross-analysis of contingent and permanent staff data opens new perspectives for most organizations.” Given the overwhelming amount of data most enterprise organizations produce, turning this information into actionable insights is a challenge for many businesses. PRO’s Total Talent Solutions helps address this challenge by providing clients with total visibility into both contingent AND full-time resources across the entire organization. An extension of PRO’s Wand Discovery business intelligence tool, Total Talent Solutions helps managers and executives use this data to determine the best way to engage talent across all categories from a cost, quality and risk perspective. Learn more: “7 Contingent Workforce Questions a Leading-Edge VMS Can Help You Answer” “Very interesting way of combining HR and Operations tasks into one app. The design was fresh and easy to navigate. Great entry.” Today’s workforce is more mobile than ever, but historically VMS technology hasn’t delivered a great mobile user experience. Wand Mobile changes this by offering an intuitive, user-friendly app that empowers managers, suppliers and employees within a company’s contingent workforce program to be more productive by completing key workforce tasks anytime and anywhere. The latest addition to the Wand Mobile family is the Wand Mobile Supplier App, an industry-first app that enables account managers, recruiters and billing specialists to increase their productivity on the go by tackling items such as scheduling interviews, monitoring job requests and approving expenses. Learn more: “How Mobile Is Changing the Game for Staffing Suppliers” “Excellent product that meets the requirements of the future of employment. It keeps things clean and easy for organizations who want to use contingent workers. The concept of Talent Network works well and allows managers to quickly identify

Contingent Workforce: U.S. and International Regulation Updates

August 16, 2018
PRO Unlimited understands that staying on top of regulatory changes is crucial to mitigating risk and keeping operations running smoothly. Executives know they must ensure their organizations’ policies align with today’s labor laws, or else face hefty penalties for non-compliance. At the same time, sifting through articles to find relevant information on employment legislation and its impacts can feel like a full-time job. So, to help out, we have already done the research! Our team of Legal, Business Validation, Immigration and Client Payroll experts have just released this quarter’s edition of the U.S. and International Regulatory Newsletter, which consolidates the need-to-know facts about recent employment legislation. By taking a few minutes to review this guide, industry stakeholders will inform themselves about the following: Retroactivity of California’s new “ABC” Test State-Level Employment Legislation and Case Rulings The U.S. Department of Labor’s Field Assistance Bulletin on Nurse or Caregiver Registries Consumer Privacy Act Updates to the Joint Employer Standard Usage of Class Action Waiver in Employment Agreements Federal Court Rulings on Immigration EMEA and APAC Labor Market Analysis This entry is just an overview of the topics our Newsletter covers in-depth. To learn more about immigration law, payroll, and contractor compliance, download the comprehensive assessment here.   If you or a member of your team would benefit from a 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.  

PRO Unlimited Named Finalist for Multiple 2018 SaaS Awards

August 2, 2018
We’re thrilled to announce that PRO Unlimited’s Wand VMS has been shortlisted in two categories in the 2018 SaaS Awards Program — “Best SaaS Product for Business Intelligence or Analytics” and “Best SaaS Product for HR or Recruitment.” With awards for excellence and innovation in SaaS, the UK-based Software-as-a-Service Awards program accepts entries worldwide. The SaaS Awards program is now in its third year of recognizing and celebrating innovation in software. In addition to being honored for its overall VMS solution, PRO was recognized for Wand Discovery, the business intelligence and data visualisation tool in Wand VMS. Wand Discovery helps clients make sense of the massive amounts of data they are creating and empowers them with actionable analytics to drive significant cost savings, contingent workforce programme efficiencies, and smarter workforce planning decisions. (Read more: “7 Contingent Workforce Question That Wand VMS Can Help You Answer.”) “All entrants demonstrated considerable commitment to innovation in software solutions, and to make the shortlist itself is a huge achievement,” said SaaS Awards and Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson. “With such a concentrated level of success in the shortlist, our judges have a significant task ahead of them to arrive at our final award winners.” In naming PRO a two-category finalist, judges recognized Wand innovations such as Total Talent Solutions, a groundbreaking extension of Wand Discovery that provides clients with total visibility into both contingent AND full-time resources across the organization. PRO clients have used it to better see across their entire workforces, understand costs associated with different worker engagement types, and determine where their talent pipelines were best suited to fulfill talent deficits. (Learn more about Total Talent Solutions.) The SaaS Awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of SaaS as we move into 2019 and beyond. More than 300 organizations entered, with international entries coming from North America, Canada, Australia, UK, Europe and the Middle East. (View the full shortlist.) If you’re interested in learning more about how PRO is helping companies implement winning contingent workforce management programs globally, please contact a PRO representative at 800.291.1099 or email us 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.

Taking Control of Your Contingent Labor Cost Savings Strategy

August 2, 2018
Businesses should not have to choose between driving contingent labor cost savings and preserving talent quality and time to fill. These 4 emergent strategies explain how companies can do both – and do them better. SELF-SOURCED TALENT STRATEGY By leveraging established brand awareness and innovative resource tracking software, hiring managers are empowered to self-source candidates when they need to fill openings quickly and cost effectively. This self-sourcing talent strategy avoids conflicts with staffing interests, and results in 4-8% recurring annual savings, as well as savings of 15-20% with every order because of significant markup rate reduction. With this additional control over the candidate pipeline, managers consistently rate self-sourced workers with higher quality scores than externally sourced workers. REAL-TIME RATE INTELLIGENCE The question of what a company should pay to attract top talent can result in a major missed cost-savings opportunity when the answer is off the mark. Real-time rate intelligence that factors in job-specific skills and location-based premiums has been shown to drive 3-9% savings per order, or 4-6% recurring annual savings. With rate ranges embedded within a sourcing platform like PRO’s Vendor Management Software, Wand, organizations achieve rate standardization and eliminate excessively expensive labor costs. WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR Understanding workplace behavior is key to diagnose hiring process inefficiencies so they can be treated accordingly through best practice training. From manager requests to bill rate negotiation, businesses can save 2-5% per order, and expect to see 1-4% annual savings by promoting cost-effective sourcing behaviors. Dashboards like Wand Discovery provide overtime visualizations to help track which departments and managers are most in need of additional cost-avoidance education, and the use of a VMS to track the hiring process can help organizations reduce bottlenecks. REDEPLOYMENT UTILIZATION Companies can boost contingent labor cost savings even further by reallocating readily available talent with the help of their VMS and MSP. To proactively engage known labor resources and reduce vacancies, executives should utilize a broad-scope VMS with a business intelligence platform, complemented by an MSP that understands hiring nuances. Together, this integrated contingent workforce management model encourages redeployment and results in per-order and annual savings from 2-6%, with workers’ end dates seamlessly transitioning to start dates for similar open roles. Knowing where a business should start driving hard cost savings can be a bumpy road, so letting experts take the wheel can be part of a comprehensive annual total cost reduction strategy. PRO Unlimited’s Strategy, Analytics & Metrics division provides a clear map of over 40 different cost savings methodologies and uses program data analysis to fuel actionable process improvements. To learn more about how to drive cost-savings in your organization, please download this Fact Sheet.   If you or a member of your team would benefit from a 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