July 18th  4 PM GMT / 5 PM CET / 11 AM EST


Join Randstad Sourceright, AdvantagexPO and Capita to discuss how Blended Workforce Solutions can provide a competitive advantage to a company’s talent strategy.

Although contract talent has existed in some form virtually forever, changes in workplace dynamics – globalisation, faltering economies and evolving workers’ expectations among them – have driven more utilisation than ever before. Given this reality, corporate leaders are challenged to effectively balance their traditional “captive” talent with contract talent. This webinar explores how Blended Workforce solutions can address these challenges, and will answer the following questions:

  • What is an example of a Blended Workforce solution?
  • How does a company develop a Blended Workforce solution and maintain a competitive edge?
  • What are the key challenges and mitigations in developing an effective Blended Workforce solution?
  • What role does industry play in a company’s Blended Workforce solution?


Paula Parfitt, Sales & Marketing Director, Randstad Sourceright

Paula has 15 years experience in the recruitment industry working within a variety of roles including Business Development and Solutions Design. In the last 13 years, Paula has focused on managed service programmes and recruitment process outsourcing whilst working for the three largest global recruitment companies Randstad, Manpower and Adecco.

Her passion is for continuous innovation, working closely with HR, Operations and Procurement in client organisations to understand their business drivers and mobilise the right aspects of Randstad Sourceright’s global entity to exceed their needs. She has designed MSP and RPO solutions for clients in the Defence, Financial Services, Utilities, Telecommunications, IT and Professional Services sectors.

Paula has extensive experience designing recruitment process outsourcing and managed service programmes encompassing all skill sets in the UK and across multiple countries and regions.

Karen Browne, President, AdvantagexPO

Karen Browne is President of Advantage xPO, a leading Global provider of consultative workforce management solutions, and an operating company of Advantage Resourcing International, one of the largest HR professional services companies in the world, with revenues exceeding $9 billion.

With a proven track record in organizational assessment, business transformation and operational efficiency, Karen has helped industry leaders propel their talent management strategies into best-in-class solutions in over 75 countries worldwide. Under her leadership, clients have implemented sustainable recruitment strategies and processes aligned to their current business objectives; remaining flexible enough to grow with their ever changing needs for deploying “agile workforces” within their organizations.

Between travels from her Chicago and London offices, Karen is a frequent speaker and presenter at recruitment and staffing conferences around the world, and is recognized for her industry contributions and published thought leadership pieces. For the past two years, Advantage xPO has been recognized as a leading provider of MSP and RPO services byappearing on HRO Today Magazine’s annual Baker’s Dozen, widely considered to be theindustry’s most prestigious collection of best-in-class suppliers.

Kate Harper, Director of Talent Strategy, Capita

After 10 years working at the University of Bradford as a Lecturer in International Business and European Management and Chair of the Part-time MBA, Kate embarked on a career in Resourcing as a research-led consultant. After working for Havas People (then Riley) and Tribal, Kate set up her own business (CEH Works Solutions Ltd) focusing on supporting organisations in improving their Resourcing and Talent Management. Her research and consulting experience covers a broad range of resourcing themes including Employer Branding, Workforce and Talent Planning and Skills Mapping and her projects have involved working with employers, their staff, candidates and outsourced partners.  She has helped a variety of both In-house and Outsourced resourcing teams across both the private and public sectors to optimise their business models through which she has developed a sound knowledge of best practice in Resourcing and Talent Management business solutioning.