If you’re looking to expand your contingent and SOW workforce solutions across the country, or around the world, understanding the requirements, practices, and regulations in each state, country or region is critical to success.
- Establish governance. Your governance model should cover who is responsible for driving your expansion strategy and creating a roadmap that aligns with your business goals and expectations.
- Characterize your service delivery and operating model. There are a lot of moving parts, all of which require specificity. For instance, what will your operating model look like? Will you set up an internal contingent workforce management office in each country, centralize it through a center of excellence, or outsource to an MSP? What will the roles and responsibilities be in each scenario?
Figuring out the best sourcing model is also critical to your expansion process. Have you ascertained which sourcing model would be most advantageous? Master vendor or multiple vendors in a vendor-neutral environment? What will your contract and funding model look like? Which technology solution (i.e., procure to pay, procure to proforma, or worker tracking) meets the regulatory mandates in the countries where you’re planning to operate?
- Develop Core Design Principles. These should describe your contingent workforce requirements and how they align with solution standards in the marketplace.
- Set a vision for the program team to align with. That requires your team to craft the program’s vision, mission, and goals. These three components become a roadmap for today and a tool that will enable you to benchmark your performance in the future. Here’s how the three areas interconnect.
- Vision Statement is a statement of what or how the company would like things to be—a picture of the future the company is working to create.
- A Mission Statement provides structure and direction to a business as well as a useful tool to inform employees/suppliers/customers about what’s important to the company and how the business operates.
- Goals are the elements that are necessary for an organization or project to achieve its mission. It is a critical factor or activity required for ensuring the success of a company, or a specific initiative.