Writing a Successful Government Staffing RFP: Tips from an MSP

A lot of thought and careful decisions are involved when crafting a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Managed Service Provider (MSP). Based on our experience, we developed a list of areas to pay special attention to when writing an RFP, considering the nuanced nature of MSPs and the unique circumstances each government entity faces. MSPs can be an incredible asset to a temporary labor process and we hope the tips below help you find the best one to suit your needs.


3 Ways a Managed Service Provider (MSP) Helps Organizations Save Time and Money

Are you interested in saving your organization time and money?

Knowledge Services’ Managed Service Provider (MSP) program helps organizations alleviate the manual effort it takes to activate and maintain a temporary workforce. By automating and optimizing the temporary labor process, companies experience significant cost savings and the ability to focus on other pressing business needs. Read further about three specific ways a Managed Service Provider can help an organization experience these benefits.


Managed Service Providers (MSPs) – Why You Need One and How It Can Help You

Depending on what industry you work in, the term “MSP” could mean different things. In the workforce management industry, we use the following definition of a Managed Service Provider, or MSP, from the Staffing Industry Analysts:

“A company that takes on primary responsibility for managing an organization’s contingent workforce program. Typical responsibilities of an MSP include overall program management, reporting and tracking, supplier selection and management, order distribution and often consolidated billing.”   

Some of you may have read that and thought, “Great, but tell me how this can help my business.” Below we will explain why you may be interested in utilizing an MSP program and how it can benefit your organization.


Why Should You Donate Bone Marrow?

Have you ever known someone with Leukemia, Lymphoma or other blood related cancers?

For those of us in Indianapolis, known to be true blue Indianapolis Colts supporters, we all remember when Coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia. Coach Pagano has been quoted as saying, “My condition was leukemia. But my position was, I’m walking out of here.” And he did, with many thanks to his doctors and research done by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You can watch a short video about Coach Pagano’s experience here.

Every 3 minutes, one person in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer. In 2014, it’s estimated that over 150,000 people will be diagnosed with Leukemia, Lymphoma or Myeloma. Leukemia is the most common cancer diagnosed in children and young adults under 20 years old.

The good news is, there are ways to battle and beat these diseases and win!


Job Seekers Choose Fulfillment Over Cool Offices (and 2 More Stories You Need to Know)

The latest happenings in MSP, staffing, recruiting, and the job market all in one place. Here’s what you need to know in this edition of The Workforce Know:

Job Seekers Choose Fulfillment Over Cool Offices

An international poll conducted by Monster reveals that job seekers are much more interested in professional fulfillment than cool or innovative offices when considering a new role. READ MORE

Resume Advice from Real Life Recruiters

These days, job seekers are doing whatever they can to make their resumes stand out from the rest. There are so many resume experts telling you what you should and shouldn’t do. Some of the advice is helpful and some is not so helpful, but wouldn’t it be best to hear from the people who will actually be reading your resume? We thought so. That’s why we asked some of our very own recruiters to share their best pieces of resume advice for job seekers. Take a minute to sift through these golden nuggets of wisdom and see how your resume holds up!

Job Hopping More Damaging to Careers Than Ever Before (and 2 More Stories You Need to Know)

The latest happenings in MSP, staffing, recruiting, and the job market all in one place. Here’s what you need to know in this edition of The Workforce Know:

Job Hopping More Damaging to Careers Than Ever Before

A new study shows that most workers perceive job hopping as hazardous to one’s career growth. According to the 2014 Emerging Workforce Study, 61% of workers today agreed that changing jobs every few years is damaging to a person’s long-term career success. READ MORE

The 4 Biggest Employee Engagement Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

Employee engagement is the degree to which employees are committed to an organization’s vision and goals. Employees who are engaged in their work strive to further the organization’s well-being and success, as opposed to putting in hours just to earn a paycheck. However, a satisfied employee is not necessarily one with high levels of engagement. A person can put in the minimum amount of work and be satisfied without being fully engaged.

Employee engagement is critical to an organization’s success because fully engaged employees go the extra mile, leading to higher productivity and greater profits. Engaged employees are committed to the organization and genuinely want the best for the company. They are also more likely to stay with the company for a long time, which saves the time and resources needed to find qualified replacements. Along these lines, some of the biggest mistakes companies make with employee engagement can easily be avoided.