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Ardent Partners Charts the Course for Contingent Workforce Management in 2016 and Beyond

Are you wondering about the options available to keep up with the trends and changes in the Contingent Workforce industry?

DCR Workforce is pleased to bring you the premier of Ardent Partner’s definitive report, “The 2016 State of Contingent Workforce Management: The Future of Work is Here.   Ardent Partners research director and contingent workforce management thought leader, Christopher J. Dwyer, unveils the findings from his new research study in a complimentary webinar hosted and sponsored by DCR Workforce.

On November 10, Christopher will walk attendees through the major market changes over the past year, as well as the Best-in-Class strategies, solutions, and capabilities for effectively managing non-employee talent into and beyond 2016. The webinar will go beyond the findings presented in the report, sharing in-depth research into workforce – and workforce technology – usage patterns, preferences, and priorities.

An examination of the buying patterns, preferences and concerns of more than 200 procurement and human resources executives has led Ardent to the conclusion that,

“In 2015, the non-employee workforce has reached its true tipping point. No longer does the contingent workforce remain a mere spend category or arena of human capital; there are social, economic, political and labor-oriented impact areas associated with today’s non-employee workforce that are changing the modern business environment in such a way that its influence will be irreversible. This “flexible workforce” powers much more than simple projects, professional endeavors, or corporate and strategic initiatives: it actually shapes how business is conducted around the world.”

The Ardent research tackles the issues associated with transforming a phenomenon into a strategy. Many companies cannot accurately report on the number of contingent workers being utilized at any given point in time. No mechanisms are in place to objectively assess the most effective mix of traditional FTEs and non-employees. Despite the growth in outsourced project spend – with many large firms spending nearly $1Billion annually in this area – only a quarter of firms surveyed acknowledged that SOW management is a strategic imperative of their current workforce management program. Nearly all companies have invested in technology to aid in managing workers, but most admit confusion as to how to bring these disparate tools together to support true total talent management.

The webinar will explore each of these areas, offering benchmarking data and practical advice for companies attempting to define their path forward.

The replay of the DCR-hosted webinar, The 2016 State of Contingent Workforce Management: The Future of Work is Here, is now available.  In addition, you can download the Ardent Research report by registering.

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Lalita is a people/project manager with extensive experience in operations, HCM and training and development across industries like banking, education, business consulting, BPO and information technology. She believes in a dynamic approach to life and learning as change is the only constant.