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Insights and resources related to building a best-in-class contingent workforce program.

The California Legislature Approves Assembly Bill 2257 for ABC Test
Posted by PRO Unlimited | October 21st, 2020
The California Legislature has now approved Assembly Bill (AB) 2257, which clarifies and expands the exemptions for the three-part ABC test established under AB 5 for determining employment status of independent contractors (ICs). [...]

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Wand VMS Named a Gold Winner at the 2020 CEO World Awards
Posted by PRO Unlimited | October 14th, 2020
We’re thrilled to announce that the 2020 CEO World Awards have honored our Wand Vendor Management System (VMS) with a Gold Award in the “Best New Product, Service or Solution of the Year” category. [...]

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The Wall Street Journal Taps Kevin Akeroyd for His Insights into the Current Workforce Landscape
Posted by PRO Unlimited | October 14th, 2020
In a Wall Street Journal article titled, “Silicon Valley Pay Cuts Ignite Tech-Industry Covid-19 Tensions,” the reporters Katherine Bindley and Eliot Brown begin the piece with the following, “Tech workers fleeing the San Francisco Bay Area to work remotely amid the pandemic are facing a new reality: pay cuts.” [...]

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Revisiting the Familiar: A Webinar Update on IR35
Posted by PRO Unlimited | October 10th, 2020
PRO Unlimited and APSCO (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) will be hosting a webinar titled, “IR35: Revisiting the Familiar” on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11:00 am GMT! It is widely known that the implementation of the Off Payroll Working Rules (or IR35) into the UK private sector has been delayed by one year from 6th April 2020 to 6th April 2021. [...]

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SIG 2020 Global Executive Summit Selects PRO Unlimited as Featured Speaker
Posted by PRO Unlimited | October 7th, 2020
PRO Unlimited is honored to speak at this year’s SIG Global Executive Summit that will take place on October 13th – 15th. This annual Summit brings together thousands of procurement leaders from around the world to discuss the latest in industry innovation. [...]

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Infographic: The State of the Remote Workforce
Posted by PRO Unlimited | October 1st, 2020
As organizations adjust to this new reality and look to a post-pandemic landscape, many are planning to move a greater portion of their workforce remote. A recent report indicated more than 30% of companies plan to have a majority of their workforce functioning remotely in the future – a 10X increase from before the pandemic. [...]

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Wand VMS Wins Four International Stevie Awards: Comments from the Judges
Posted by PRO Unlimited | September 30th, 2020
We were thrilled with the recent announcement that PRO Unlimited was a winner of multiple Stevie Awards at the 2020 International Business Awards, including three Gold Awards and one Silver Award. [...]

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PRO Unlimited to Kick Off Special Guest Speaker Series with Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Posted by PRO Unlimited | September 14th, 2020
PRO Unlimited has launched a quarterly event series for its employees featuring esteemed guest speakers from a variety of industries. The special series will kick off on September 17th, with Yassmin Abdel-Magied shining a spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion [...]

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PRO Unlimited’s Global Supplier Awards Recognize Suppliers for Contingent Service Excellence
Posted by PRO Unlimited | September 10th, 2020
PRO Unlimited has named its honorees for its annual Global Supplier Awards. These awards assess the accomplishments of the staffing agencies serving PRO’s global client base and identify those that demonstrated commitment beyond expectations in 2019. [...]

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Leading Contingent Workforce Industry Outlets Cover New CEO Appointment
Posted by PRO Unlimited | September 8th, 2020
PRO Unlimited has launched a quarterly event series for its employees featuring esteemed guest speakers from a variety of industries. The special series will kick off on September 17th, with Yassmin Abdel-Magied shining a spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion [...]

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The Future of Contingent Workforce Management Software
Posted by PRO Unlimited | September 3rd, 2020
PRO Unlimited is a sponsor of this year’s CWS Summit North America and has been a leader in the Contingent Workforce Management Industry for 30 years! If you’re looking to gain insights into the latest contingent workforce technology and professional services trends while [...]

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How the Remote Workforce Is Impacting the Battle for Talent
Posted by PRO Unlimited | August 18th, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic has spread, many companies have been forced into pilot programs for remote work. According to a recent Gallup study, about 70% of workers have been working remotely in some capacity. [...]

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Infographic: How Suppliers Use Wand Mobile to Manage Key Action Items
Posted by PRO Unlimited | August 12th, 2020
As with most people in the workplace, account managers, recruiters and billing specialists are typically “on the go,” but until now there hasn’t been a mobile Vendor Management System (VMS) developed specifically with these users’ needs and workflows in mind. [...]

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PRO Unlimited Recognized for Excellence in Customer Experience
Posted by PRO Unlimited | August 10th, 2020
PRO Unlimited has been named a finalist by The British Quality Foundation (BQF) UK Excellence Awards for providing an exceptional customer experience! The award recognizes our team members for their commitment to outstanding client service. [...]

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6 Reasons to Use an MSP (Managed Services Provider)
Posted by PRO Unlimited | August 5th, 2020
According to a recent industry report, total staffing industry revenue for the United States alone is projected to be $126.1 billion in 2020, with double-digit growth forecast for 2021. [...]

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Futureproofing Your Contingent Workforce Program
Posted by PRO Unlimited | August 4th, 2020
CDK Global and PRO Unlimited will be hosting a webinar titled, “Futureproofing Your Contingent Workforce Program: Tips for Navigating the Pandemic and Beyond” [...]

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A Welcome Letter from Kevin Akeroyd, PRO Unlimited’s New Chief Executive Officer
Posted by Kevin Akeroyd | July 30th, 2020
I’m thrilled to lead PRO into its next phase of innovation and growth, which coincides with a paradigm shift occurring throughout the workforce [...]

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Video: Why Use an MSP and VMS?
Posted by PRO Unlimited | July 16th, 2020
In this short video, you’ll learn about the benefits of utilizing an MSP and VMS to manage your organization’s contingent workforce: [...]

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What Is Contingent Workforce Management?
Posted by PRO Unlimited | July 7th, 2020
In recent years, a combination of factors has led to organizations increasingly relying on contingent (temporary) workers to support growth. The latest SIA gig economy report estimates that roughly one-third of U.S. workers (53 million) are contingent workers. [...]

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3 Ways Chatbots Are Improving Sourcing and Hiring for Contingent Workforce Managers
Posted by PRO Unlimited | July 2nd, 2020
When sourcing a contingent job opening, the best candidates are often in high demand and can disappear in minutes if not less. [...]

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PRO Unlimited Recognized for Excellence in Professional Services by UK Business Awards
Posted by PRO Unlimited | June 25nd, 2020
We were named a finalist by the UK Business Awards (UKBA) for professional services. PRO has been recognized by several organizations in 2020 for its unmatched client services support! [...]

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Understanding Contingent Worker Redeployment
Posted by PRO Unlimited | June 22nd, 2020
In today’s hotly contested market, organizations are losing talent in a matter of minutes and seconds rather than days and weeks. In this landscape, savvy organizations are looking for new ways to retain their top-tier contingent workers rather than losing them [...]

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PRO Unlimited Named ‘Great Place to Work’ For a Second Year in a Row
Posted by PRO Unlimited | June 15th, 2020
PRO was recently certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for a second consecutive year! This accolade was awarded to us due to the overall positive feedback our amazing employees provided along with our efforts on building a strong cultural philosophy. [...]

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3 Tips for Contingent Workforce Management During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Posted by PRO Unlimited | April 22nd, 2020
Organizations around the world are feeling the effects of Covid-19 as they try to manage workers in various locations, each with their own unique situations, laws and cultures. Here are three tips for managing your contingent workforce in the best possible way in the current landscape [...]

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5 Major Contingent Workforce Management Trends to Watch in 2020
Posted by PRO Unlimited | March 16th, 2020
HR Strategy and Planning Excellence magazine tapped PRO Unlimited’s Dustin Burgess, SVP, Strategy, Analytics, and Metrics to share his insights about 2020’s top Contingent Workforce Management Trends. Dustin comments that today’s tight labor market has created a fierce battle for talent. [...]

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Understanding SOW Management: How Outsourcing to an MSP is Key
Posted by PRO Unlimited | February 3rd, 2020
Statement of Work (SOW) projects are a complex, yet essential, part of the business world. Millions of dollars and many stakeholder hours are spent dedicated to working through the execution of SOWs [...]

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2019 Contingent Workforce Management Awards Recap
Posted by PRO Unlimited | January 27th, 2020
In 2019, we were honored to receive more than 25 industry awards in recognition of our contingent workforce management technology and services [...]

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PRO Unlimited’s Top 10 Contingent Workforce Management Resources of 2019
Posted by PRO Unlimited | December 18th, 2019
In the past year, PRO Unlimited has published dozens of blog posts, white papers, case studies, data sheets and more with the goal of helping organizations understand the latest trends, tools and technological innovations shaping contingent workforce management. [...]

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VMS and Chatbots: Forbes Taps PRO’s Ted Sergott to Discuss this Emerging Topic
Posted by PRO Unlimited | December 9th, 2019
In our latest piece with Forbes, join PRO Unlimited’s EVP of Product Development, Ted Sergott, as he discusses AI in the form of conversational interfaces and chatbots [...]

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IR35: Update To HMRC CEST Tool
Posted by PRO Unlimited | December 7th, 2019
With four months to go until IR35 legislation is implemented across the private sector in the UK, the UK tax authorities (HMRC) released the updated version of their online Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool this week [...]

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The Future of VMS at ProcureCon HR 2019
Posted by PRO Unlimited | September 17th, 2019
If you’re looking to gain insights into the latest contingent workforce technology and professional services trends while at ProcureCon HR, please stop by PRO Unlimited’s booth [...]

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PRO Unlimited to Present at ProcureCon Indirect West 2019
Posted by PRO Unlimited | September 4th, 2019
The PRO Unlimited team is counting down the days until we get to meet fellow practitioners at ProcureCon Indirect West 2019, in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sept. 16 to 18. [...]

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VMS UI Design and the Power of Personalization
Posted by PRO Unlimited | August 22nd, 2019

How do you VMS? When it comes to contingent workforce management, each individual has different preferences, priorities and workflows. The one constant, it seems, is a heavy workload [...]

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SIG Nominates PRO Unlimited for “Future of Sourcing” Awards
Posted by PRO Unlimited | June 20th, 2019

As a global leader in contingent workforce management, we have been named a finalist in the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Future of Sourcing Awards in two categories [...]

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Using Mobile to Submit Candidates to Job Requests and Improve Time to Fill
Posted by PRO Unlimited | June 19th, 2019

Staffing agencies are frequently under pressure to field new requests from clients and submit candidates as quickly as possible to increase the odds [...]

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The Latest on IR35: Mid-Year Update
Posted by PRO Unlimited | June 18th, 2019

Discussions should hopefully be well underway now regarding how to meet the new off-payroll working rules (known as IR35), currently due to implement in April 2020. [...]

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ProcureCon IT Taps PRO Unlimited to Lead Talent Management Panel
Posted by PRO Unlimited | June 15th, 2019

In a few short days, the PRO Unlimited team will head to Denver for the ProcureCon IT Sourcing conference from June 18th to 20th. As the only peer-led sourcing [...]

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Contingent Workforce: Q2 Regulatory Webinar
Posted by PRO Unlimited | June 12th, 2019

As laws and regulations evolve and affect the contingent workforce landscape, your company may be at risk if you’re not sure how these changes impact you [...]

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PRO Unlimited Wins 3 Stevie Awards in 2019 American Business Awards
Posted by PRO Unlimited | May 25th, 2019

We’re excited to announce that PRO Unlimited has received 2019 Stevie Awards in the following categories [...]

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PRO Unlimited Strengthens Its Cloud Security with CSA STAR Certification & ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification
Posted by PRO Unlimited | May 20th, 2019

We achieved CSA STAR certification from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and have successfully incorporated the control requirements from ISO/IEC 27017:2015 into the ISO/IEC 27017:2013 certification[...]

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PRO Unlimited Named “Top Workforce Management Solution Provider in the UK”
Posted by PRO Unlimited | May 17th, 2019

More exciting news on the award front! We have been selected as one of the “Top Workforce Management Solution Providers in the UK” for 2019 by HR Tech Outlook. [...]

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PRO Invited to Lead Contingent Workforce Roundtable in London
Posted by PRO Unlimited | April 25th, 2019

PRO Unlimited is preparing to connect with more than 150 procurement professionals in London at the Indirect Category Leadership Forum on May 14th and 15th. With both strategic and category-led topics [...]

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PRO is Honored as Finalist for 2019 World Procurement Awards
Posted by PRO Unlimited | April 17th, 2019

PRO has been selected as a finalist for demonstrating excellence in Procurement Consultancy for the 2019 World Procurement Awards. The organizations shortlisted for this honor represent the most impressive procurement [...]

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PRO Recognizes Staffing Agencies with its Annual Global Supplier Awards
Posted by PRO Unlimited | April 12th, 2019

With our annual Global Supplier Awards for Service, we recently honored outstanding staffing agencies that consistently go above and beyond to perform for our clients [...]

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The Future of VMS: Connect with the PRO team at ProcureCon Indirect Europe
Posted by PRO Unlimited | April 7th, 2019

The PRO Unlimited team is excited to discuss the latest contingent workforce management and procurement strategies with procurement professionals at the long-standing industry conference, ProcureCon Indirect [...]

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CWS Europe Taps PRO to Lead Artificial Intelligence & Global Trends Roundtable
Posted by PRO Unlimited | April 2nd, 2019

It has been a busy conference season already! We have been in Miami for two Procurement conferences and our team is headed to two more conferences next week — one of them being the CWS Summit Europe [...]

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Learn the Latest Contingent Workforce Management Trends at ProcureCon Indirect East
Posted by PRO Unlimited | March 24th, 2019

With ProcureCon Indirect East just days away, the PRO team is excitedly preparing to connect with fellow senior procurement practitioners in Amelia Island, FL, from March 25 to 27th [...]

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PRO Chosen as NCSA’s Service Organization of the Year
Posted by PRO Unlimited | March 17th, 2019

PRO has just been named the winner of the 2019 National Customer Service Association (NCSA) All-Stars Award for Service Organization of the Year (large business)! NCSA is a membership organization [...]

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Get the Latest Procurement Insights at Americas Procurement Congress 2019
Posted by PRO Unlimited | March 10th, 2019

Americas Procurement Congress 2019 is just days away and the PRO Unlimited team is looking forward to meeting with our fellow procurement professionals in Miami, FL from March 14th to 15th [...]

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Get the Latest News on Contingent Workforce Regulatory Updates
Posted by PRO Unlimited | March 5th, 2019

Once again, PRO’s experts in the following departments: Legal, HR, Contractor Compliance Services, Immigration, and Client Payroll Operations have published this quarter’s U.S. and Global Regulatory Newsletters [...]

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5 Ways Mobile Helps Suppliers Increase Their Effectiveness
Posted by PRO Unlimited | February 25th, 2019

Across industries, workers are using mobile devices to improve effectiveness. According to one recent study, employees see a 34 percent increase in efficiency by using smartphones at work [...]

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See You at HCI’s 2019 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference
Posted by PRO Unlimited | February 19th, 2019

The PRO Unlimited team is looking forward to traveling to Miami, Florida on March 5th for HCI’s 2019 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference. The conference will share how high-performing organizations [...]

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Global Consulting Firm Chooses a Vendor-Neutral Contingent Workforce Management Solution
Posted by PRO Unlimited | February 17th, 2019

The business of consulting firms has always been based on providing highly skilled, specialized personnel to drive their clients’ success. Yet, while these firms have always dealt in delivering people as their product [...]

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