Arguments against vendor neutrality
One of my main objectives with The Seamless Workforce is to share my thoughts on the necessity of treating the workforce as one, rather than fragmented categories, thereby enabling total and complete strategic control over the entire workforce. The maturation of the global economy and the constant need to drive efficiency in new operational paradigms requires that we treat the workforce as perhaps the single most important factor in helping us protect quality, mitigate risk and mine value.
Last week, i was looking around the Staffing Industry Analysts blog, and came across a controversial post by Sona Sharma. Sona argues whether vendor neutrality matters in talent acquisition for outsourced workforce solutions. She took the position that it depends on a number of variables, including quality of talent, cost, efficiency, etc.
I disagree. I believe that vendor neutrality simply doesn’t work. Yes, vendor neutrality attempts to level the playing field. But all this does is propagate the idea that “more is better.” As a result, hiring managers are quickly inundated in a flood of resumes, many of which might be of poor quality. I’ve found that what customers really want is access to quality talent at a good price.
For more of my thoughts against vendor neutrality, you can check out my comment. This is a topic that I’ll be getting exploring in more detail over the next few weeks. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on vendor neutrality?