Recruitment Obstacles

This is an extract of a case study published by HCM Works after working with Canada's 6th largest commercial bank to rationalize its supplier base, gain visibility on spending, and reduce costs.

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Canada's 6th largest commercial bank, providing comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations, was looking to partner with a Managed Services Provider (MSP) to help optimize its workforce procurement.

Faced with a complex and cumbersome manual two-month-long procure-to-pay process, the bank needed to rationalize its supplier base, gain visibility on spending, and significantly reduce costs. The financial institution selected HCMWorks to do this job.

A multi-phased implementation process covering the identification of business requirements, Vendor Management System (VMS) platform selection and integration, as well as critical areas linked to company-wide deployment and adoption by all stakeholders, including communication and training. Key steps included the following:

  • Business Requirements

  • VMS Tool Data/Parameter Requirements

  • VMS Tool RFP and Selection

  • Vendor Engagement

  • Policies

  • VMS Tool Data/Parameter Configuration

  • Testing

  • Communication

  • Training

One year into the implementation of the program, they saw a very strong impact on the workforce procurement process with significant gains in several key areas:

  • Implementing Vendor Management Software (VMS) and employing an MSP led to an automated 11-day procure-to-pay process – driving out 49 days of wasted time.

  • 10% in savings of spend under management resulting in millions of dollars of recurring savings year after year.

  • Increased compliance to tenure policies and a 17% reduction in contractor tenure, helping to mitigate co-employment and misclassification risks.

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Read the complete case study here.


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