IQN Focuses on Total Talent Management for Contingent Labour at CWS Summit

IQN Focuses on Total Talent Management for Contingent Labour at CWS Summit Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) European Summit, 13– 14 April, London, UK – April 11, 2016 – IQN, the leading, independent provider of non-employee workforce management solutions, will be moderating a compelling panel of analysts and VMS professionals at this/next week’s Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) European Summit. With contingent or non-employee workers expected to rise to 45% of the total workforce by 2017, IQNavigator will be putting the spotlight on the need for total talent management as part of a global contingent labour programme.

Already, up to a third of workers in Western Europe are not employed on a full- or part-time basis, but instead are contractors, freelancers, temps, agency workers, Statement of Work (SOW) workers, or consultants. But while traditionally, global enterprises have separated the sourcing, recruitment and management of employees and contingent workers, these two groups are increasingly integrated throughout organisations. “Workforce management can’t just be disparate and reactive anymore—it must be strategic, integrated and knowledge based,” says Simon Fahie, Managing Director, EMEA at IQNavigator (IQN). “The key to the success of this is the ability to capture, harness and analyse large amounts of data stored in silos to provide real insight and value. With competition for talent increasingly fierce in many sectors, workforce management – both employee and contingent – is now critical to business success and is very much on the agenda for C-level executives.” At CWS 2016, IQN will be hosting a thought leadership session, ‘Total Talent Management; It’s All About The Data!’, along with other leading industry experts including Peter Reagan from Staffing Industry Analysts, Jan Schwarz from Visier, a provider of a total workforce analytics platform, and Matt Jessop from Brightfield Strategies, an independent consultancy and data services company specialising in workforce strategies and analytics. Attendees will hear how leading companies create deep platform adoption through data-driven insights and how these insights create real programme value. As Thought-Leadership sponsor, IQN will also be exhibiting at Booth 10, featuring its cloud-based IQN Compass Vendor Management System (VMS), which automates the end-to-end lifecycle of managing the contingent workforce from sourcing and onboarding to compliance, tracking and eventual offboarding. IQN Compass helps to reduce costs, mitigate risk and improve overall productivity and performance. Demonstrations of the platform, including the latest technology advances in areas such as analytics and talent pools, alongside IQN’s strong ecosystem of industry partnerships, will be available to attendees. IQN’s continued expansion of its EMEA operations and opening of its new European Data Centre to meet the needs of the local market, supports the growing client base in the region. The CWS Summit Europe is an important stepping stone to the market as the only Europe-based event focused on contingent labour, bringing together managers of human resources, procurement, IT and category management. The event will include workshops on issues such as RPO best practices, FMS/Online staffing, total talent management, SOW management, and advanced VMS strategies, plus thought leadership sessions, roundtables and keynote presentations.

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About IQN IQN is the leading, independent technology provider of Vendor Management System (VMS) software for Global 2000 companies. IQN’s products enable enterprises to intelligently manage and optimize complex services procurement and contingent workforce programs. Since 1999, IQN’s products have been delivering procurement visibility and predictability, helping corporate leaders around the globe increase profitability, mitigate risk and compete more effectively. For more information, visit For media enquiries, please contact: Victor Chayet IQN  +1 303 714 9260 Peter Rennison PRPR + 44 (0)1442 245030 Debbie Jones PRPR + 44 (0)1442 245030