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Retail Vendor Management Systems (VMS)

Contingent Workforce Solutions for the Retail Industry

Being able to scale the company’s workforce – up or down at will – is vital for retailers in today’s economy. This is why so many global retailers (82% in one recent estimate) depend on contingent workers in order to keep fixed costs low and flexibility high. Retail workers like flexibility, too. In general, retail candidates rank type of work and schedule flexibility as the top two reasons they seek retail employment.


 

Managing Your Retail Workforce


Even though potential retail workers are attracted to contingent work, retailers are not immune to talent shortages. That is why it is important to have a system that can help to automate the talent acquisition process. That is where our vendor management systems (VMS) are so valuable.


Beeline VMS is a web-based application that automates every step of the engagement of non-employee workers, from job requisition through billing and payment to evaluation and reporting. In the process, it ensures that everything is done in accordance with company policy and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Risk-proof Your Non-employee Workforce


As contingent talent become an increasingly important part of retailers’ human capital strategies, it is vitally important to understand the risks – and opportunities – these non-employee workers represent. To take advantage of the very real opportunities this agile workforce represents while mitigating risk, it is vital to institute consistent governance, policies, and procedures for managing contingent workers.
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Leading Retailers Worldwide Trust Beeline


Many of the retail organizations depend on Beeline to facilitate the management of their contingent workforce programs. From job requisition to job completion, from temporary staffing to complex, statement of work-based services, Beeline streamlines the entire process, allowing our customers to:
Visibility

Improve business intelligence through analytics and forecasting

Benchmarks

Provide real-time cost benchmarks across skill sets and geographical scope

Compliance

Increase compliance through better categorization of workers

Cost Savings

Reduce costs through the elimination of rogue spending

Talent Acquisition

Find skilled talent faster and more easily through self-sourcing and talent pools

Better Quality

Improve the quality of contractors and staffing suppliers

IT Infrastructure

Interface with existing IT infrastructure

Financial Services

Consolidate billing and improve invoice accuracy

7 Qualities You Need in a VMS Partner


When selecting a new Vendor Management System (VMS) partner, minor differences in functionality and service offerings can have a major impact on your programs success.

Seven factors to consider:

  • Analytics: Your program data is a treasure house. Beeline’s award-winning workforce analytics will unlock it, to help you make better, more strategic staffing decisions.

  • Security: You need peace of mind, knowing your data is secure. Protecting our clients’ data is our highest priority. You can be confident with Beeline that your data is secure.

  • Stability: A financially secure and stable VMS partner focused on innovation is your best assurance that your contingent workforce program will give you a sustainable competitive advantage.

  • Global Expertise: To implement your program internationally, you need both global and local expertise. We support successful programs in more than 120 countries, providing a deep understanding of local laws and business practices.

  • Customer Support: You need and deserve more than a 24-hour help line. With Beeline, you can depend on unparalleled strategic and operational support to ensure your success throughout your program’s lifecycle.

  • Scalability: As your contingent workforce needs change, your VMS partner should already one step ahead. We make technology that adapts to your business needs, instead of forcing your business to fit our technology.

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  • Innovation: You need a partner that understands how workforce trends and technological innovation intersect. We get it, and the result is customer-centric innovation that gives you a competitive edge.

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