How would MSP players in the Netherlands and Belgium fare? How do they experience the many turbulences in the labor market and the unpredictable economy in (post) corona times? What are the challenges they face and how do they respond to them? Just some questions that NextConomy & ZiPconomy asked in preparation of the 5th research report on MSP providers in the Netherlands and Belgium. These included the HeadFirst Group brands Staffing MS and Sterken.

The report offers a detailed overview of the players in both countries, outlines recent trends and developments in this part of the labor market, and provides the Selector's Guide to help make an informed choice in a potential MSP partner with knowledge and insight. This information is preceded by a robust section on how the definition of an MSP is viewed, how an MSP relates to other services around hiring external talent and how the MSP market is evolving.

Within Europe, both the Netherlands and Belgium are among the early adopters and large users of MSP programs. Nevertheless, there appears to be a substantial difference in the interpretation of the various MSP programs. After all, MSPs are constantly adapting their services and evolving with changing client demands, technological applications and innovations. The report outlines the evolution from an MSP 1.0 to a mature, evolved MSP 4.0 - program. Supplemented by information on MSP consulting companies that support organizations with decision making and the so crucial implementation phase.

The participants
In addition to Staffing MS and Sterksen, 15 more MSP service providers participated in this edition. AgileOne, CXC Global, Hays Talent Solutions, Talent Solution, Brainnet, Randstad Sourceright, Pontoon, De Staffing Group, ProUnity, Solvus, Maandag Managed Services, Het Flexhuis, Flextender, OneStopsourcing and Profile Group. Together, these participating parties represent an estimated 80% of all spend managed by MSPs in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Where to find the report?
Are you looking for inspiration on whether or not to outsource the management of your hired talent to an MSP partner? If so, this unique research report is sure to give you plenty of insights and inspiration to get your bearings and start the conversation well prepared. Download for free on the website of ZiPconomy.