What is an MSP in recruitment?

A Managed Service Programme is when a company outsources all or part of their flexible workforce management. 

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How can MSP benefit your business? 

Here are the main reasons more businesses are choosing an MSP:


Flexible workforce management health-check 

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Types of MSP 

There are a range of models available, depending on your unique requirements:

Master vendor



A Master Vendor (MV) involves having a clearly preferred 1st tier vendor(s), usually the solution provider or a related company, source 60%-95% of your requirements.

Neutral Vendor



A Neutral Vendor (NV) involves having a completely neutral supply chain, with no party being offered extended lead times or a greater level of partnership. 

Hybrid MSP



A Hybrid model basically means selecting whichever delivery model is best suited to a particular skill, geography or unique situation, such as unusually short timeframes. 

Contingent RPO



A Contingent RPO essentially means the supply of contingent labour comes via Client branded sourcing activity and client dedicated recruiters.                                                                 


See how you can shape the right flexible workforce solution for your business 

Written before the COVID-19 pandemic, this useful guide offers insight to the 12 key components of a successful flexible workforce solution including Technology, Cost Control & Savings and Risk & Compliance Management. With key questions to ask of your organisation listed against each pillar, this guide should leave you with more clarity on the decisions you need to make to inform your flexible workforce strategy.

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The 12 key pillars of a flexible workforce solution
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