By now you’ve heard that experts contend that 35 percent of the world’s total workforce is comprised of contingent, non-employee or freelance labor. But did you know that number is expected to reach 50 percent in the near future? To reinforce this explosion of sweeping changes – and not be held liable for joint employment – today’s businesses must be on the cutting edge of technology and innovation.
On the cusp of the talent evolution, with this upward trajectory, Ardent Partners sees a future where organizations no longer have to follow archaic processes to source, engage and manage on-demand talent. In fact, Ardent Partners proclaims, “As the non-employee workforce continues to grow, businesses across the world will realize the value of a ‘linked’ series of systems.”
In its recently released report, “Contingent Workforce Management: 2016 Technology and Innovation Outlook,” Ardent Partners indicates the future of talent engagement – along with talent platforms and VMS solutions – will pave the way for disruption and innovation. According to Ardent Partners, “Talent engagement disruption will be a real and viable scenario in 2016 as more enterprises rethink the legacy approaches for identifying and finding the skills they need and adopt a diverse, layered method moving forward.”
It will take a talent “ecosystem” that links to various systems to effectively manage the evolving workforce. How will it look? These are the various elements of the ecosystem they envision:
Access the entire report to discover these and other future forward ideas.
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