Organizations are increasingly turning to social media as a way to attract contract workers.
By Marta Chmielowicz
No matter the name—contractors, freelancers, consultants, or contingent workers—there is no denying that the gig economy workforce has seen a massive spike in recent years. According to Upwork’s 2017 Freelancing in America study, the contingent workforce in the U.S. now makes up 36 percent of the working population and is growing at a rate three times faster than the total workforce overall. At the current rate, the majority of workers in the U.S. will freelance within the next 10 years.
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More than 60-percent of employees remain disengaged at work, according to Gallup’s annual State of the American Workplace survey, and the percentage of engaged employees has been consistently low in the last three surveys. Clearly, measuring engagement and addressing a few key elements per year is not driving the positive energy companies are seeking. A […]
The likelihood of a raise – one of the measurements covered in the Worker Confidence Index – increased between the first and second quarters of 2016. However, despite an overall increase from the first quarter, the index remains lower than the period one year ago (2Q 2015) in two areas: the likelihood of promotion and […]
Because most large companies have locations worldwide, the need to quickly access international employment levels and trends has never been greater. Worldwide employment rates vary greatly, so incorporating this component of workforce planning is vital to a company’s worldwide staffing strategy. To accomplish this, Peoplescout is partnering with HRO Today to produce a quarterly summary […]
MILWAUKEE — U.S. employers indicate stable hiring plans for the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released today by ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN). Taking into account seasonal variations, the Net Employment Outlook is +15%, making anticipated hiring relatively stable, both quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year. Of the more than 11,000 U.S. employers […]
Here are the rankings of this year’s Baker’s Dozen list for RPO in EMEA and APAC. By The Editors HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey, which […]
Our annual roundup of the top leaders in HR. By the Editors 2015 was an exciting year for human resources executives and technology and services providers. Now more than ever, organizations are realizing the impact the people element has on driving the bottom line. In fact, according to new HCI research, 93 of executives agree that high […]
A new report finds that wellness programs continue to benefit organizations and employees alike. By Matthew Owenby The doctor is in, but not where you might expect. An increasing number of physicians are getting out of their offices—not to make house calls, but to make cubicle visits. That’s because on-site doctors and clinics are a […]
Birks Group and Rideau announce strategic alliance Birks Group Inc., operator of luxury jewelry stores in the U.S. and Canada, and Rideau Recognition Solutions Inc. have come together, as a definitive asset purchase agreement was recently announced. Birks Group’s Corporate Sales Division, also known as “Birks Business,” was sold to Rideau for CAD $4.625 million, […]