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.

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...