21 November 2023

4 Metrics to Improve your Temp Workforce Program

John Clark
John Clark

Navigating the realm of non-employee workforce management demands the implementation of a vendor management system (VMS). To attain comprehensive insight into program performance, automating contingent workforce management processes and centralizing staffing agencies through a VMS is imperative. One key question often asked is: "What are the key metrics that will improve the performance of my Vendor Management System?"

By consolidating all staffing agencies into a unified hub, a VMS ensures efficient monitoring, measurement, and management of vendor performance. The heightened visibility offered by a vendor management system enables businesses to meticulously monitor and track vendor performance, optimizing resource utilization and achieving workforce targets concurrently.

Delving into the metrics that gauge the success of a temporary workforce management program, here are four key performance indicators (KPIs) pivotal for evaluation:

#1 - Time-to-fill

A key metric for assessing staffing vendors and internal processes is time-to-fill. This metric scrutinizes the calendar days (or hours for high volume) it takes to fill a position, from the initiation of a temporary position posting to its successful fulfillment or resource assignment commencement. Evaluating vendors on this metric is not only instrumental in their improvement but also crucial in assessing the end-to-end process efficiency, ensuring timely placement of skilled workers.

#2 - Turnover 

While turnover is anticipated in a temporary workforce, excessively high turnover signifies potential issues. It could indicate subpar worker experiences, misalignment in staffing agency placements, non-competitive rates, or delayed assignment renewals. Reducing turnover in a contingent workforce program is vital for optimizing time, effort, and the cost associated with attracting and onboarding new talent. Being able to pinpoint specific job categories, business units or geographies, to name a few, with high turnover, helps organization address root causes and improve this metric.

#3 - Time-to-submit

Distinguishing itself from time-to-fill, time-to-submit measures the duration it takes a staffing agency to submit candidates. This metric unveils insights into the efficiency of the contingent workforce management program, highlighting bottlenecks between submission and the fill/start date. Identifying factors such as resume screening timeframes, managerial delays, interview processes, and backcheck inefficiencies is crucial for streamlining the overall process.

#4 - Fill rate

The fill rate, comparing received temporary position orders to the number of job orders filled monthly by staffing agencies, serves as a pivotal metric. Low fill rates may signal inadequate processes, underperforming agencies, or rate card issues. Gaining clear visibility into fill rates empowers organizations to rectify these issues promptly.

How Conexis VMS Enhances Visibility of your KPI's

If you are looking to enhance your contingent workforce program, consider Conexis VMS. Our unique functionality allows true data capture and visibility into your critical KPI’s. This user-friendly Vendor Management System is built on cutting-edge technology that streamlines processes by automating, centralizing, and consolidating all aspects of your contingent workforce program - giving you more visibility into your workforce and KPI’s and enables companies to make fact-based, strategic decisions to address problems.

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John Clark

John Clark

A Co-Founder of Conexis, and Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) top 40 under 40 recipient, John has more than 15 years experience in the Contingent Workforce, Managed Service Provider and VMS technology space. John has designed, built and run dozens of client workforce programs across multiple industries, managing over $1bn in spend. John’s expertise sits in both program design and delivery as well as VMS technology implementation and management.

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