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Vendors in an MSP Program – A Squirrel and a Bird Feeder

One of our clients chuckled as he told us that “vendors in a managed service program are like a squirrel looking at a bird feeder.” It’s only a matter of time before they find the next way to get around it. Why do vendors try so hard to work around Managed Service Programs? Simple – traditional vendor management approaches have taught them some painful lessons. Lessons such as: price, price, price, talent isn’t an issue, and temp labor is a commodity. […]

By | May 16th, 2012|Alliance Partners|0 Comments

Meet Mark and Dan of dotStaff at Staffing World 2011 in New Orleans

The best part of attending American Staffing Association’s Staffing World each year is hearing the diverse number of stories about our ever-changing staffing industry from across the globe. These conversations allow us to meet new people and to establish new strategic partnerships. Partnerships are very important to dotStaff as we sell exclusively through partners, whom we mentor to become Managed Service Providers. Dan Nierste and I will be available to discuss any of the following at dotStaff’s booth: […]

By | October 5th, 2011|Alliance Partners|0 Comments

A Perfect Fit – Part IV

Today’s installment concludes the A Perfect Fit series with conversation between dotStaff’s Julie Talatinian and Andrea Connell, Program Manager with Knowledge Services, a dotStaff™ Alliance Partner Julie:    If someone doesn’t know how it all works, for example a hiring manager, how do you take care of them? Andrea: Most of the time I meet with [...]

By | June 10th, 2011|Alliance Partners|0 Comments

A Perfect Fit – Part III

Conversation continues with dotStaff’s Julie Talatinian and Andrea Connell, Program Manager with Knowledge Services, a dotStaff™ Alliance Partner. Julie:    How would you describe an ideal vendor? […]

By | June 9th, 2011|Alliance Partners|0 Comments

A Perfect Fit – Part II

Conversation continues with dotStaff’s Julie Talatinian and Andrea Connell, Program Manager with Knowledge Services, a dotStaff™ Alliance Partner. Julie:  What is the primary benefit you provide your clients—both with dotStaff™ and as the MSP? […]

By | June 8th, 2011|Alliance Partners|0 Comments

A Perfect Fit – dotStaff and the Managed Service Provider

This week, dotStaff™ will be sharing some experiences and insight from an Alliance Partner that utilizes dotStaff™ as a component of its Managed Service Provider program.  Andrea Connell, a Program Manager with this Alliance Partner, Knowledge Services, spent some time speaking with Julie Talatinian about accomplishments and successes achieved in the program she manages. Today’s post is the first of four installments to this story. […]

By | June 6th, 2011|Alliance Partners|0 Comments

How dotStaff Makes Me Look like a Hero

dotStaff™ would like to thank guest writer Andrea Connell for this post.  Andrea works for Knowledge Services, a dotStaff Alliance Partner. Every day in my professional life as the MSP Program Manager for a government entity, my team and I are tasked with several things: Finding the best talent for open positions in IT, Admin/Clerical and Medical Streamlining the acquisition process (from open requisitions to invoicing and payments) Helping our vendor community build successful relationships & succeed in our program Possibly the most important, saving my client money while not compromising any of the above […]

By | April 5th, 2011|Alliance Partners|0 Comments

Alliance Partner Spotlight: Main Sail

Partnerships are the foundation on which dotStaff™ is built. As a result, we get to meet some amazing talents in and around the staffing industry. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with one of our Alliance Partners, Scott Harris, a co-founder of Main Sail, LLC.  Scott is an entrepreneur to the core, having started his first business in his mid 20’s.  Scott expertly responds to the needs of complex businesses. During the course of this interview, I also learned of his expert skills at dodging the beating of a spatula. Why don’t you tell us about Main Sail? […]

By | March 30th, 2011|Alliance Partners|1 Comment

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m the MSP

dotStaff would like to thank guest writer Andrea Connell for this post. Andrea works for Knowledge Services, a dotStaff Alliance Partner. When you’re a vendor, supplying contingent staff to your client, the worse news you can get is that a new Managed Service Provider (MSP) is coming in to help the client manage their vendors and staffing needs. Vendors always think, “Oh no!!” […]

By | January 21st, 2011|Alliance Partners|0 Comments