Tag Archives: Contingent Labor

Protect Your Assets

A consistent background screening approach is critical when hiring contingent workers.

By Marta Chmielowicz

With talent emerging as a top competitive differentiator, organizations are turning to non-traditional sources in order to secure the skillsets required for business growth, development, and agility. And the proof is in the numbers: Ardent Partners’ The State of Contingent Workforce Management 2017-2018 study found that 40 percent of today’s global workforce is comprised of non-employee talent, including independent contractors, freelancers, consultants, and temporary workers. These workers play a critical role in the way business is done, with HR professionals leveraging contingent labor to become more agile (71 percent) and fill critical skill gaps (54 percent).

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Delivering Quality Hires

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Organizations need to ensure staffing companies are properly screening contingent workers.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Screening new employees is not only a smart business move—it is a necessity. Regardless of whether a job candidate is applying for a full-time, temporary, or contract role, business owners need to implement a robust and efficient background screening process that protects the company and its employees. After all, temporary workers often receive the same access to company resources, customers, and sensitive information as permanent employees, so gaps in the background check process could pose serious risks to company reputation, culture, and even safety.

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A Balancing Act

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Today’s contingent workforce management programs face the challenge of delivering on cost, visibility, compliance, and quality.

By Christopher Dwyer

As the non-employee workforce continues to grow, more enterprises are finding incredible value by utilizing freelancers, independent contractors, temporary workers, and professional services. Ardent Partners’ latest State of Contingent Workforce Management research study has discovered that 40 percent of an average company’s total workforce is considered non-employee. With this growth comes the added responsibility to develop and implement stronger contingent workforce management (CWM) programs that can effectively handle a variety of performance and efficiency demands.

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Searching for Skills

Skills Shortages

A new research report explores how HR can adapt in a tough talent market.

By Zoe Harte

What keeps HR leaders up at night? The answer is nearly unanimous: Finding the right talent. In fact, 96 percent of HR managers who participated in the 2018 Upwork Future Workforce HR Report said they had an opening on their team in 2017.

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Contingent Connection

Engaging Contingent Workers

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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