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Curiosity and Courage w/ Dan Khublall – The Sourcing Industry Landscape Podcast

Written by Philip Ideson

Welcome to the latest Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, hosted by Dawn Tiura.

Dan Khublall is a Senior Director – Global Head External Workforce Management Strategy and Program Director Management for Thomson Reuters.

In this role, Dan directs the strategic procurement strategy for the non-employee workforce of Thomson Reuters. Dan fell into staffing by way of working in sales, in which he developed a strong aptitude for data and analytics. By learning to make data-based decisions, he excelled quickly in his career by being innovative and taking on risk more strategically.

Dan shares his personal outlook on the contingent workforce, the future of work, and why he thinks more organizations need to adopt a blended workforce strategy with roles that are outcome-based to stay agile.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hear why Dan believes a candidate-first approach to contingent labor yields a better talent pool instead of treating candidates as a commodity.
  • Learn how utilizing an organization’s brand, culture and company values positively impacts recruitment efforts.
  • As global dynamics shift, Dan sees the future of work catering to workers who want temporary, outcome-based assignments with more flexibility and opportunities to pursue passions outside the confines of an office.

About the Guest:

Dan Khublall specializes in global contingent labor strategy and workforce operations management, which includes supplier/vendor management, evaluation and vendor utilization strategy. Dan has over 10 years of experience in staffing, professional services and sales. Dan is an expert in data and quantitative analysis, with a strong background in the financial services sector. Dan speaks at numerous industry events across the world on contingent labor and the future of work.

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About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.