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.

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...
As the workforce evolves to include fewer W-2 employees, more vendors are exploring systems that allow companies to manage their people in a unified way, regardless of whether they’re full-time or contingent. The challenge goes beyond technology: It involves culture, collaboration between HR and Procurement and a retuning of...
SAP Fieldglass has added four new services to its Digital Partner Network: Toptal, Trusted Health, First Advantage and TalentWave. With them, Fieldglass customers gain the ability to conduct searches for more specialized workers, background checks, verify certifications and improve payment processes. Expanding the network is intended to give Fieldglass users...
One of a trade show’s pleasures is you get to sit down and explore some of the more meaningful, but not often talked about areas of HR with someone who’s spent a lot of time thinking about them. That’s what happened at this year’s UNLEASH, when we met Eva...
Beeline, which provides contingent-workforce sourcing and management solutions as part of its vendor management systems, introduced Beeline One, “a new unified experience” that will provide single-login access to the solutions of both the Beeline and IQNavigator platforms. Beeline was acquired from Adecco in 2016 by the private equity firm GTCR,...
Deloitte's 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report argues that businesses must take on a new leadership role in today's society, and hints that changes in workforce dynamics might put expanding engagement efforts at the center of their strategies. As the use of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, automation and workforce...
Gig-worker platform provider ShiftPixy has integrated IBM's Watson across its platform to improve its user experience. Specifically, the company said its current mobile gateway app uses Watson to power its entire employee enrollment process. With Watson's AI capabilities, Irvine, Calif.-based ShiftPixy said it can now guide new hires "by a...
It's almost a given that contingent workers are going to play a larger role in workforce strategies, and observers seem unanimous in their view that HCM technology vendors will work on developing better ways not only to account for contract workers in their planning, but also to better integrate...

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