Fortel's tradition of innovation in labour supply continues with the launch of the company's hybrid vendor outsourcing model. Fortel's new model combines the best of existing managed and neutral vendor and is based on a collaborative approach that brings together a number of suppliers. These partners organise and manage as a 'desk', drawing on complementary skills. Fortel's chief executive, Sat Nijjer, said: 'Our hybrid vendor approach brings a range of suppliers together to identify exactly the right people that meet a client's needs. It offers clients access to a wider pool of talent and more precisely chosen teams, while minimising demands on their own in-house procurement staff. We have already rolled this model out for major clients, and expect it to become a mainstream outsourcing process in the future.'