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.

Upwork has enhanced its enterprise capabilities to help large companies identify and hire contingent workers. The platform is designed to simplify the tasks involved with centrally managing a remote workforce strategy while accessing talent. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a range of...
Alexander Mann Solutions announced Hourly, a platform that helps employers identify and hire hourly workers. The product, the first which the company has built for itself, offers a mobile-based, conversational-style interface. The company said the product’s genesis began with its acquisition of Karen HR in 2019. Karen...
Employers shouldn’t expect regulatory pressure to ease up any time soon, according to compliance professionals at Paychex. The company believes that employers next year will face changes at all levels of government on issues ranging from worker classification to privacy and, of course, nuts-and-bolts tasks such as W-4 and overtime rule changes.
Bullhorn launched a new version of its marketplace that includes resources for building customer technology stacks, an increased focus on enabling its teams to develop partner solutions and a new web site. The company said the new Bullhorn Marketplace offers staffing firms more than 100...
Workforce management platform provider Workforce Logiq has acquired ENGAGE Talent, which delivers predictive analytics and AI software. Through the acquisition, Workforce Logiq customers will gain access to proprietary benchmarks and real-time intelligence to use in their recruiting efforts. Workforce Logiq CEO Jim Burke said ENGAGE’s products will give...
Weeks after Uber focused a whiff of attention on gig technology by launching a pilot of its Uber Works platform in Chicago, the space continues to simmer with fresh funding and new entrants. We say a “whiff” of attention because the continued growth of gig technology...
Staffing and recruiting platform Bullhorn will connect ATS and VMS systems so companies can transfer full-time candidate records into their vendor database and back again. The enhancement to Bullhorn’s VMS Sync solution will automate both the capture of jobs from a VMS and the submitting...
Freelance marketplace Upwork and workforce management solutions provider Workforce Logiq agreed to an integration that will make it simpler for Workforce Logiq customers to source and hire freelance workers through its MSP program. From Upwork’s point of view, the deal provides users with...
Randstad Sourceright launched the latest evolution of its managed service provider offerings, which are tailored to managing today’s increasingly complex contingent workforce. Based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” consulting framework, the new MSP Ahead combines cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management, automation and satisfaction measurement. The aim is to...
While employers give increased attention to attracting and managing part-time employees, a report from the Conference Board suggests that the growth of “non-traditional” workers, such as contingent and gig workers has, in fact, barely grown since the mid-1990s. That’s particularly striking here in the HR technology world, since the impact...