Workforce Management

Creating an Independent Workforce Management Strategy

January 9, 2020

There are many factors involved in managing your independent workforce. Whether you work with independent contractors, freelancers or consultants, contingent workers must be engaged and managed differently than traditional employees. There is a distinct level of compliance risk associated with this pool of talent and the needs and desires of contingent workers are unique. A…

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How to Attract and Retain Great Independent Talent

January 8, 2020

Five tips for leveraging and engaging top independent talent for your business.

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5 Things Independent Professionals Value in a Client Relationship

December 24, 2019

With each passing year, the nature and culture of independent work is growing more complex and sophisticated. Today, more than 41 million Americans work outside of traditional employment as independent contractors and consultants, statement-of-work-based laborers, and freelancers who provide services to corporations on a regular basis. Companies are increasingly relying on a particular sub-sector of…

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How to Find and Keep Top Independent Professional Talent

December 13, 2019

Independent professionals are a growing part of the workforce for many leading organizations. They offer companies the ability to bring a valuable set of skills to a project for a specific period of time, helping to minimize employment costs with this type of flexibility. But as the demand for independent workers grows—especially the demand for…

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3 Reasons to Use a Written Consulting Agreement

December 10, 2019

Why You Need a Written Contract When engaging independent contractors, it can be tempting to review the work you need done, come to an understanding, and get started as quickly as possible. However, oral agreements can be dangerous and lead to legal headaches for both your company and the independent contractor you are working with.…

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Managed Service Provider (MSP) vs. Vendor Management System (VMS): What is the Difference?

December 5, 2019

Today’s business leaders are experiencing pressure to improve service, move faster, and find new skills in their workforce. With a need to shift strategies to better meet business goals, enterprises are increasing their dependence on contract, freelance, and gig workers—adopting a flexible workforce that is comprised of both full-time and independent talent. Today, there are…

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6 Ways to Build and Manage Your Talent Pool

November 20, 2019

Best-in-class organizations thrive from building a deep bench of talent. Yet many companies today continue to rely on traditional methods without taking the current workforce landscape into account. Work arrangements have shifted to include both traditional and independent work, and so too should talent recruitment and engagement methods. Your next top-performing worker may very likely…

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5 Ways to Improve Contingent Workforce Program Adoption

November 14, 2019

The modern workforce includes 41 million independent professionals—contractors, freelancers, consultants, and more who work with small, medium, and large organizations. Including these contingent workers as part of your workforce strategy comes with many benefits including specialized expertise, staffing flexibility, and lower costs. In order for an independent workforce program to be successful, however, internal staff…

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How a Chief Freelance Officer Can Improve Your Workforce Management Program

November 7, 2019

The independent workforce—freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, statement-of-work based laborers, etc.—are changing the way we view and understand work. Today, 7.4 million Americans report working full-time providing professional services to corporations on a contingent or contract basis, up from 4.5 million in 2011. The large majority of these workers have chosen this path of independence…

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Employment Types: Independent Contractor, Temp, Employee

November 6, 2019

Companies today can build their workforce in a variety of ways. Increasingly, businesses are relying on the independent workforce—the 41 million Americans who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, side-giggers, and more—to fill talent needs. In fact, more than 60% of senior executives say the external workforce is important or very important in increasing organizational ability,…

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