2011 has been an exciting year for the dotStaff blog. From contingent labor management and cost reduction to managed service provider programs and value added services, here are some 2011 highlights of the dotStaff blog in review:

1.    Client Service – The Game Changer  Published on January 3, 2011 by Dave Stenger, VP of Professional Services at dotStaff

Things like managing contingent labor, bringing efficiency to temporary labor processes, and helping to ensure Independent Contractor compliance can seem insignificant, but for an organization that cares about the details, it’s a game changer.

2.    Don’t Hate Me Because I’m the MSP   Published January 21, 2011 by a dotStaff Alliance Partner, Knowledge Services

Knowledge Services introduces how in partnership with dotStaff, their MSP programs help to increase the capabilities and potential of those who work for them and with them to meet clients’ needs.

3.    Vendor Management Systems – Are They Just For the Big Dogs?   Published on February 4,   2011 by Dave Stenger, VP of Professional Services at dotStaff

Whether yours is a government, private, big, or small organization, if you utilize contingent labor, there is value in tracking and managing total temporary and contract labor spend with a vendor management system.

4.    Why a Little Smoothie is a Very Big Deal    Published on March 3, 2011 by Julie Talatinian, Education Specialist at dotStaff

Each of us can offer “little smoothies” by going beyond what is expected. Where do you like to go for “little smoothies?” How do these sweet treats affect your perception of that company?

5.    A Always B, B Be, C Consulting   Published on April 21, 2011 by Mark Davis, Alliance Partner Manager at dotStaff

Are you focusing efforts on better establishing your staffing company as a consultant instead of the ever dreaded “body-shop?” Do your clients currently look to you for assistance regarding their contingent labor spend?

6.    As the Saying Goes – Time Is Money   Published on May 24, 2011 by Susan Bielawski, Marketing Director at dotStaff

We spend time. We invest time. We value time. Yes, time is money. So, if time is money, then saving time is probably a good thing, right? Well, we believe so!

7.    Rainy Days and Mondays   Published on May 26, 2011 by Joe Bielawski, CEO at dotStaff

Company leader, Joe Bielawski reflects on how our business focus, dedication, commitment to successful project completion, and the impact our work has defines office culture, personnel satisfaction, and customer value.

8.    Life is Curly So Stop Trying to Straighten It Out   Published on July 22, 2011 by Julie Talatinian, Education Specialist at dotStaff

Most of us go out of our way to avoid mistakes, but since they’re inevitable, try these approaches for befriending them successfully in 2012.

9.   Recipe for Reducing Contingent Labor Spend by Nearly 20%   Published on December 5, 2011 by Emily Laskowski, Marketing Research Specialist at dotStaff

Discover the core ingredients of our innovative recipe that allow companies to reduce contingent labor spend and to maintain service quality and valued vendor partnerships simultaneously.

10.  How to be a Trend Setter for Vendor Management   Published on December 14, 2011 by Dave Stenger, VP of Professional Services at dotStaff

Our vendor management system is the leader in the VMS market because of its emphasis on relationships, fair market pricing, a new definition for vendor-neutral, and on its resolve to provide valuable tools to improve all elements of the process.