Guest Author: Christopher J. Dwyer, Research Director, Ardent Partners
On December 10, I presented new market findings from Ardent Partners’ recent research report, the State of Contingent Workforce Management, on a webinar in partnership with DCR Workforce. There’s no question as to the evolutionary path this market has taken in recent years, with non-traditional / non-employee talent not only becoming a critical cog in the corporate machine, but also rising in strategic importance in the greater purview of business goals and objectives.
Ardent’s latest research study finds that the vast majority of organizations across the globe (92%) perceive the contingent workforce as a moderate-to-vital component of their overall enterprise, a factor which speaks to the relative progression of this talent and how it is actively contributing to the achievement of core enterprise goals.
Our webinar detailed the shifts in this industry, from a new reliance on “alternative” talent engagement options, such as freelancer marketplaces, social media / social networks and crowdsourcing (all of which will grow exponentially in the years ahead in utilization), to the ongoing focus on managing freelance- and independent contractor-based talent, as well as complex contingent labor (i.e. SOW and professional services).
These progressive notions build the future of the contingent workforce management industry, and our webinar found that:
Click here to listen to the webcast, and feel free to contact me with any questions.
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