As global contingent workforce program manager for PerkinElmer, Nicholas DiZoglio oversees the $100 million global contingent workforce program and vendor management for its direct hires and FTEs. Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, PerkinElmer develops scientific technologies focused on diagnostics, life sciences, food safety and quality, industrial testing, and the environment.

For 18 months, DiZoglio oversaw the largest Covid-19 testing facility in the world. With a staff of about 500 contingent workers, the facility processed nearly 10 million samples while it was open. Staffing and running the testing site was challenging from a training aspect, DiZoglio notes. “We educated our staff on the importance of our technology — and its impact it was making.”

But DiZoglio counts retention as a primary challenge, as many of its workers were recent graduates and interested in full-time employment. Hence, he partnered with his staffing suppliers to build an employee-branded relationship that would keep contingents engaged and on board.

DiZoglio’s impact expands well beyond the testing facility’s walls, as within six months of joining PerkinElmer he reestablished the MSP program in the US and expanded the company’s contingent workforce program globally.

“Our organization is about providing services to countries across the globe and aiding communities, a true innovator in human and environmental health,” DiZoglio says. “We’ve been successful tapping into several of our business segments with our contingent workforce program.”