Today’s non-employee workforce has moved beyond the realm of mere category management, owing its stark evolution to the surge in on-demand talent and the concept of real-time engagement. Thus, a workforce that was perceived as little more than a “supplemental” strategy years ago has now blossomed into what comprises nearly 35% of the average company’s total worker base…a far cry from the days when temporary staff solved intermediate corporate objectives instead of the mission-critical objectives that support today.
The rise in utilization of non-employee labor, then, sparks an intricate debate: in which areas of this high-impact industry should our company focus its efforts? Of course, the easy answer is all of them, however, too many businesses today lack the internal expertise, stakeholder support, or the technology to effectively support the multifaceted nature of contingent workforce management.
One area of this arena that consistently steals headlines is the role of data and analytics in not only supporting CWM programs, but also helping to boost the strategic value of the non-employee workforce by aligning internal requirements (i.e. projects, etc.) with the external talent that can best support them (in real-time, of course). As organizations continue to place more emphasis on the intelligence-led components of their contingent workforce management programs, however, one area is destined to fall short: data security.
As the permeation of “Big Data” becomes a viable sub-component of contingent workforce management programs, data security will naturally arise as a concern:
Data has become an accepted component of the corporate structure; information flows in and out of the organization in real-time nearly every second of everyday. As the speed of business accelerates, and the realm of on-demand talent continues to evolve, enterprise intelligence will require more enhanced measures for its safety and security.
Cyber security is crucial. That’s one of many reasons DCR uses AWS cloud-based hosting. It’s been proven considerably more secure than old-fashioned, private data centers that most of our competitors still continue to rely on.
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