An examination of the growing use of freelance talent in the APAC region.
By The Editors
Recent research from HRO Today and Allegis Global Solutions found that the use of freelancers in the APAC region is growing rapidly, with 45 per cent of respondents anticipating the use of freelancers will increase in the next 24 months. Use of freelancers over the past two years also increased, albeit more modestly, as nearly a quarter of respondents reported an increase during that time.
What positions do freelancers fill? Technology maintenance, and development, such as website, IT and software, were the most common job roles. Freelance talent is also often applied in the creative realm, including in graphic design, writing, and content.
Where do organisations source this talent? LinkedIn was the only source used by more than 50 per cent of respondents; universities took the second spot, used by 48 per cent of study participants.
- Visibility. The social make-up of the workforce is more complex than ever before with a multi-generational mix of baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, and Generation Z.
We know that the readers of HRO Today magazine turn to us as a go-to resource in the HR industry that delivers trends, insights, and the top resources for all of their HR operations and service needs. In our annual resource guide, we aim to showcase providers and product vendors across 18 sectors of HR services.
Here, you will find providers of everything from recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) to benefits administration and multi-process HRO, not to mention a treasure trove of HR technology, consulting services, and other ancillary products.
We hope that our 2017 Resource Guide will serve you well as a starting point in your search for appropriate vendors.
Organizations around the globe are seeing the value of managing all worker types under one approach.
By Bill Hatton
Market watchers expect non-employee talent to comprise about 50 percent of the workforce in upcoming years, and that’s one reason 95 percent of organizations currently see contingent labor as crucial to executing their business strategy, finds research firm Ardent Partners. That means the future of talent management will require visibility into a mix of contingent and permanent talent, along with specialists such as statement of work (SOW) workers. It will also further require use of technology (vendor management systems) that needs to be more and more integrated.
The promise is great: Being able to see and manage all the human capital available in an organization, as well as that talent which can be obtained, for the projects the companies need to accomplish, when they need to accomplish them, and manage them the whole way.
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