Contingent Workforce

A growing proportion of today’s workforce is “non-traditional,” meaning they work for outsourcing firms, are contingent employees, consultants or gig workers. As employers invest more time and money in their employees’ experience, more HCM technology vendors are designing and developing systems that allow companies to manage their people in a unified way, whatever their status. The challenge goes beyond technology: It involves culture, collaboration between HR and Procurement and a retuning of management’s mindset. And, it involves every aspect of people management, from talent acquisition and engagement to workforce strategy.

ADP launched new features to its WorkMarket platform with the idea of helping businesses organize, manage and pay their extended workforce. ADP said companies using freelancers, 1099 contractors and contingent workers need the ability to manage their workflows from a single dashboard. WorkMarket provides that, along with enhanced functionality on...
Fiverr International acquired Stoke Talent, a platform that helps businesses manage their use of freelance workers, for $95 million. Among other things, Stoke offers tools to onboard, pay and track budgets. The companies said the acquisition is meant to offer more value to larger customers and integrate with existing...
Transcript Mark: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM technology report. I'm Mark Feffer Mark: My guest today is Vish Baliga, Chief Technology Officer at SAP Fieldglass, not surprisingly considering Fieldglass is focused on procurement and contingent work. He spends a lot of time thinking about contingent workers and contractors. We'll talk...
Mark: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today, Sean Behr, the CEO of Fountain. They're a high volume recruiting platform. We're going to talk about COVID-19 impact on hiring and the dynamics of the labor market in general, all on this...
Hired launched a new sourcing tool, Diversity Goals, that's designed to provide employers of all sizes with a streamlined process for sourcing and engaging underrepresented technology candidates. The product identifies DEI candidates using EEOC practices and can address both on-site and remote needs. In addition, Hired said, Diversity Goals lets...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. Shiftboard, which provides enterprise workforce scheduling software for organizations with 24/7 operations, and Randstad partnered on a joint initiative to help companies struggling with persistent labor shortages to quickly secure access to...
Transcript Mark: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. Today, I talk with Madhu Chamarty, the CEO and Co-Founder of BeyondHQ. Their platform is designed to streamline the process of building and scaling distributed teams. Given all the talk we hear about the changing workforce,...
Workforce management platform PRO Unlimited will acquire Workforce Logiq at some point later this year. The company said the transaction will combine two organizations that share a common approach to solving their clients’ contingent workforce management needs through the use of a holistic platform. In addition, it will expand...
Businesses that want to leverage their workforce as a true strategic asset should include contingent workers in their overall strategy. Otherwise, they won’t take advantage of the skills, knowledge and energy that’s come along with their complete talent pool. Organizations that take such a holistic view outperform competitors that follow...
Background screening firm InfoMart launched Career Wallet, an app that works much like a smartphone’s digital wallet does for retail purchases. With it, users can compile, verify and share information such as employment history, education qualifications, online courses and skills training through their phone. After users build their profile on...