Solving Temporary Staffing Problems

Solving Temporary Staffing Problems

Welcome to the number one podcast for solving problems related to your Temporary Staffing Programs. Jean-Paul Renard, industry legend and CEO of Distinctive Workforce Solutions (DWS), reveals the secrets and best practices of properly managing a temporary staffing program (Workforce, Suppliers and Technology), so that companies can cut cost, improve fulfillment, build better partnerships with their supplier bases, and ultimately reduce the number of challenges that come with managing temporary staffing programs. This podcast is sure to entertain while addressing some of the most common questions DWS receives.


March 31, 2023 45 mins

In the latest episode of STSP.LIVE Season 2, Episode 4, the hosts Jean-Paul, Ryan, and Ben delve into the topic of the New Jersey Temporary Workers Bill of Rights. This is the first part of a two-part series where they discuss what this bill entails and what you need to know about it. Tune in to learn more about this important legislation, and don't forget to check out part two.

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In this week's episode, Jean-Paul, Ryan, and Ben share industry tips on how to set your flexible talent workforce and your workplace up for success. They will give you insider tips on how implementing a management program will result in higher revenue.
Listeners can hear past episodes on STSP.LIVE and read supporting articles on Mars Wrigley Fined After Two Factory Workers Fell Into Chocolate Tank (

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On today's episode, Jean-Paul, Ryan, & Ben discuss the disparaging myths around pay rates.  They will take us through the not- so- obvious reasons companies are leaving money on the table when they combine underpaid flexible talent, workplace vacancies, and low performance outputs.  
Listeners can hear past episodes on STSP.LIVE

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On today's episode, Jean-Paul, Ryan, & Ben discuss the potential darker side of the flexible staffing business. They take viewers on a deep dive through best business practices from collective years of experience in the technology, data analytics, finance, and flexible talent solutions industries.

Listeners can find past episodes on STSP.LIVE.

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[5:01]  Best Practices

[5:26]  Appoint a steering committee

[6:44]  How to migrate your current supplier base into your MSP program

[11:26]  Build a clear baseline to reset relationships without disruption

[12:43]  Start a communication program

[18:17]  How to prepare for disruption in your supplier base

[24:49]  Understanding the onsite presence needed from your MSP

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[02:11] - Four critical values that tenure presents

[10:38] - The importance of defining job descriptions for temp associates

[15:44] - Where your supplier wins when you prioritize tenure

[20:24] - You can't manage what you can't measure

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February 22, 2022 35 mins

How do staffing agencies work, beyond what you already know and what are their economic drivers.

[02:20] – How do temp agencies work?

[06:45] – What is driving the staffing agency economically?   

[08:07] – Traditional Economics.

[13:30] – How to properly partner and benefit financially by working closer with your staffing agency.

[16:11] – WOTC Credit: Government credit that is provide...

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Stay informed on the process of background checks: the most important kind, how pricing works in the industry, and what screening legislations mean for your business.  Katie Kulp, today’s guest, is an expert in the industry and shares some insider tips and advice with us.  This episode is intended to entertain and ensure you stay in compliance, thus avoiding any legal issues that could arise. 


[03:35] – The differences between a st...

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Use this strategy to fill all your orders and cut costs.  In our sixth episode, learn how to execute CFLM, why to explore this, and the values you should expect from it.  We’ve seen companies struggle with dealing with peaks and valleys of fulfillment because there are a lack of skilled individuals and will tell you, IT’S NOT NECESSARY.  Train the force you have, backfill the lower positions, and see INCREDIBLE RESULTS.


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Revamp your strategy for distributing temporary labor orders between your suppliers so that you save money and build strong relationships with the BEST of the BEST in supply chain.  As an MSP/VMS, we get hit with the frustrations of both suppliers and clients looking for good talent.  We also get insight into WHY certain relationships just WORK.  In episode 5, we reveal to you these insights along with practical steps on how to get...

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Whether the Coronavirus pandemic has affected you negatively or positively, in episode 4 we discuss practical strategies on how to manage your temporary staff’s sudden increase or decrease effectively.  We will touch on current legislation, leveraging the resources you already have, and some financial strategies that about 60% of our listeners have not considered.  Stay tuned for a business reality that is easy to embrace.

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In Episode 3, you can learn EXACTLY how to get started implementing a new strategy which is proven to save you money and find the best talent to fill your job orders.  Utilizing Reverse Auctioning and Tenure Drops in your Temporary Staffing programs because the data proves it works.  This is for businesses who already use a Vendor Management System (VMS) or are considering using one. Join us for another episode in which the CEO of ...

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Ironically, the most common frustration we encounter companies having with their Temporary Staffing supplier partners is completely different than the evaluation metrics used to evaluate and hire new partners.  Re-adjust your hiring priorities to save headaches and wasted funds.  We reveal the most effective way to select suppliers and end up with a mutually beneficial situation where fulfillment is dramatically improved.  Form bet...

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Get answers to some of the most common questions we get around optimizing your Temporary Staffing programs in order to save time in headaches.  Today’s topic goes over inverting invoicing: what it is, how it benefits you, which technologies allow you to do it, and how to automate the whole process.  Your relationship with your suppliers can become much easier with reduced risk, PLUS you can save tons of time for your Finance and Ac...

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