Guidant Group Announces their Partnership with the University of Southern California

Guidant Group, the leading provider of contingent labor managed services and talent acquisition consulting, announced today the signing of its newest client contract: University of Southern California (USC).
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Oct. 10, 2008 - PRLog -- Guidant Group, Inc., the leading provider of contingent labor managed services and talent acquisition consulting, announced today the signing of its newest client contract: University of Southern California (USC). Guidant Group has been selected to manage USC’s contingent labor program.

As one of the world’s leading private research institutions, USC depends on a large and diverse contingent-labor pool to augment the talents of its full-time faculty and staff. USC sought a partnership with a managed service provider to help departments more quickly and efficiently request and locate temporary-worker talent, and to facilitate central administration’s management of the end-to-end contingent-labor process. Following a competitive bid, USC chose Guidant Group, given Guidant’s “best in class” customer-service model, technology solutions, and consulting services. As a result of implementing a managed services program, USC will standardize contingent labor rates, centralize the temporary worker requisition process, harness technological ordering and tracking efficiencies, make contingent labor needs and spend transparent, and mitigate risk by monitoring compliance requirements.

“We recently felt the need to overhaul both the front-end process through which University departments acquire temporary workers, and the back-end management of temporary staffing company contracts. Through our analysis, we learned about the managed services program model, and are delighted to partner with Guidant to help us implement and manage one the first managed service provider programs for temporary workers in higher education," said Clare Hansen-Shinnerl, Assistant Vice President of Business Services.

Guidant Group is excited to partner with USC in developing their new program. As an industry pioneer, Guidant Group’s experience will ultimately bring USC’s contingent labor program to “best in class” status by sharing, implementing and promoting their proven best practices and methodologies throughout the USC campus network.

“All of us at the Guidant Group are extremely delighted and honored to be chosen by the University of Southern California to be their partner in managing their contract labor pool. We look forward to understanding USC’s unique organizational requirements and applying our experience, methodologies and solutions to help manage, grow and protect these valuable talent assets,” said Dennis Kanegaye, President of Guidant Group.

About Guidant Group, Inc.
Guidant Group is a management services and consulting company dedicated to developing a comprehensive and integrated talent acquisition program for our clients. At Guidant Group, we leverage our vast experience in the staffing industry, our recruitment infrastructure, our valuable sector knowledge, and our proven methodologies in order to offer our clients a holistic approach to deliver effective Cost Management, Risk Mitigation, Process Efficiency, Sourcing Strategy, Business Intelligence, and Technology Optimization for talent acquisition. For more information, visit us at or call us at (888)772-2094.

About USC
USC is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles, with 11,000 full-time faculty and staff. More than 33,000 graduate and undergraduate students attend USC's University Park campus (located in downtown Los Angeles), and the Health Sciences campus (northeast of downtown Los Angeles). The University also has programs and centers in Alhambra, Catalina Island, Marina del Rey, Orange County and Sacramento, CA, as well as in Washington, DC, and in several strategic international locations.

USC has risen to the top 1% of all colleges and universities in terms of selectivity and established itself as a world leader in the fields of communication, multimedia technologies, and the life sciences as well as in cross-disciplinary teaching and research. The University also has a culture of community service, receiving national acclaim for its innovative service-learning programs and community involvement. For more information about USC and the Departments of Business Services, visit and

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Guidant Group is a managed services and consulting company dedicated to helping clients achieve greater efficiency in sourcing and managing human capital. Our solutions deliver effective cost and vendor management, risk mitigation and process efficiency.
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