Ten, even five, years ago, most business executives would not dare dream that we would be living in a world in which 38% of the average organization’s total workforce is considered contract, contingent or non-employee in some manner. However, the workforce landscape evolves and – in an age fueled by the “gig economy” – the old principles of traditional contingent workforce management will no longer serve businesses in 2017.
With every passing year, the very notion of the non-employee workforce seems to progress into new and exciting territory. As stated the 2016-2017 State of Contingent Workforce Management research study: “If 2015 was the tipping point for contingent workforce’s growth and evolution, 2016 is the year when the ‘gig economy’ propelled it to new and fascinating heights.”
There are a variety of aspects fueling the rampant growth and evolution of this industry including:
Just because 2016 has ended doesn’t mean that 2017 will be any less…well…exciting. In fact, the non-employee workforce is headed for yet another year of continued progression from talent, technology and economic fronts.
I believe that the four aspects below will help businesses better manage their contingent workforce in 2017:
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