Workforce Management

5 Effective Strategies to Attract the Best Talent

May 8, 2019

In today’s project-based economy, the independent workforce is a growing and vital source of talent. Independent contractors provide access to in-demand skills without adding to company payroll, they offer staffing flexibility, and can help companies minimize employment costs. But as more organizations become aware of these benefits, competition for top independent talent is growing. The…

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How Technology is Changing Workforce Management and Increasing the Use of Independent Contractors

May 7, 2019

Why More Companies are Using Independent Workers There have been dramatic changes in the workforce landscape since the Great Recession ended in 2009. In order to embrace the new normal of our current workforce, we must acknowledge that it demands a broader talent management plan that integrates a dynamic mix of temporary and full-time workers.…

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How to Overcome Barriers to Implementing an Independent Workforce Engagement Program

May 2, 2019

Companies that engage independent professionals to incorporate needed skills, specialized expertise, and on-demand talent as part of their workforce strategy stand to greatly benefit from a centralized program that is designed to manage the engagement and compliance processes needed for these types of workers. An independent contractor engagement program serves to minimize a company’s exposure…

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Four Benefits to Re-Engaging Independent Professional Talent

April 25, 2019

When independent professionals are satisfied with their client relationship, they are more likely to return to that same client for future work. Re-engaging with independents can save your business both time and money. For organizations that are engaging independent professional talent, re-engagement should be an important priority. For companies that are just beginning to work…

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4 Steps to Reducing Compliance Risk

April 24, 2019

The modern workforce has seen a dramatic shift away from the salaried 9-5 employee, and towards a mosaic of independent contractors engaged by enterprises for specific projects. While the gig economy is in many ways a more efficient and productive model, it’s also a less secure one. That’s not to say that engaging independent contractors…

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5 Tips to Effectively Implement a Contingent Workforce Program

April 16, 2019

Today’s workforce includes 42 million independent professionals—contractors, freelancers, consultants, and more who work with small, medium, and large organizations. Including independent contractors 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 as well…

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

April 12, 2019

HR and 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…

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6 Ways to Build and Manage a Talent Pool of Skilled Independent Professionals

April 11, 2019

Building a deep bench of talent is integral to becoming a best-in-class organization. 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. In fact, your next…

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Employment Types: Independent Contractor, Temp, Employee

April 3, 2019

There are a wide variety of ways companies can build their workforce today. Increasingly, businesses are relying on the independent workforce—the 42 million Americans who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, side-giggers, and more—to fill talent needs. More than 60% of senior executives say the external workforce is important or very important in increasing organizational ability,…

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5 Things Independent Professionals Value in a Client Relationship

March 12, 2019

With each passing year, the nature and culture of independent work is growing more complex and sophisticated. Today, nearly 42 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 the…

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