KEYSTONE

SUPPLIER

PROGRAM

Recognizing Outstanding and Innovative Staffing Suppliers

We know that connecting clients to exceptional contingent talent is a joint effort. To acknowledge and celebrate those organizations that work passionately towards providing nextSource’ clients with the finest available talent and outstanding customer service, we are introducing the Keystone Recognition Program.

Each year, nextSource will identify exemplary suppliers to be recognized for exceptional performance in five different categories. Suppliers are identified and rated based on overall performance (quality, delivery, responsiveness, cost, and compliance).

ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open only to:

  • Suppliers who have continuously been supporting one or more nextSource MSP programs during the period from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022. Suppliers who are in the process of terminating their contract during that period are ineligible.
  • Staffing agencies who are on a client’s preferred suppliers list. Subcontractors are ineligible.
  • Suppliers who are “infraction free” during that period.

EVALUATION

The nextSource Supplier Program Office will evaluate each supplier using results from the supplier scorecard and supplier audits.

Finalists for the Supplier of the Year award will also be evaluated by the nextSource program teams and clients that they serve.

Finalists and Award Recipients will be conferred in the award classes at the discretion of the program judges. The judges may elect not to issue an award or honorable mention if no entry in an individual class merits recognition.

RECOGNITION

  • Finalists in each class will be officially notified in October 2022.
  • Winners will then be honored during the Keystone Awards Dinner to be held in New York City in November 2022.
  • Recipients will be featured on the nextSource website, and via news media outreach and social media campaigns.
  • Recipients can promote their Keystone Awards by using special award winner logos, template news releases, and more.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Partner-of-the-year

STAFFING PARTNER OF THE YEAR:
The firm that distinguishes itself through high performance against all Key Performance Indicators (as evaluated through the Supplier Scorecard and Supplier Audit(s)), and commitment to delivering great talent to our clients (as demonstrated by spend).

diversity-partner

LEADING DIVERSITY PARTNER:
Suppliers with certified diversity status with exceptional performance against all Key Performance Indicators (as evaluated through the Supplier Scorecard and Supplier Audit(s)) and commitment to delivering great talent to our clients (as demonstrated by spend).

outstanding newcomer

OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER:
Suppliers will be evaluated for exceptional performance against all Key Performance Indicators (as evaluated through the Supplier Scorecard and Supplier Audit(s)) and commitment to delivering great talent to our clients (as demonstrated by spend).

internation-partner-of-the-year

INTERNATIONAL PARTNER OF THE YEAR:
Leading supplier who has been providing services to nextSource in countries outside the United States. Supplier will be evaluated for exceptional performance against all Key Performance Indicators (as evaluated through the Supplier Scorecard and Supplier Audit(s)) and commitment to delivering great talent to our clients (as demonstrated by spend).

valued-partner-of-the-year

VALUED PARTNER OF THE YEAR:
The agency working most closely with nextSource on joint business development, marketing and social responsibility initiatives. Evaluation is based exceptional customer service measured through client and nextSource stakeholder surveys.