DCR TrendLine – April 2016 | DCR Workforce Blog

DCR TrendLine – April 2016

Wow, it’s already the second quarter of 2016! This edition of DCR TrendLine focuses on economics, discussing the new emerging economies and the concept of helicopter money. We’re also examining the application of virtual reality in various industry verticals and employment trends in the healthcare sector. Our feature article considers a new definition of the classic definition of the classic design principle of KISS, by defining it as “Keep it Simple and Smart”, especially when applied to contingent workforce management technology and vendor management systems.

Below is a synopsis of some of the articles we’re eager to share with you:

The DCR National Temp Wage Index – April 2016 – The DCR National Temp Wage Index focuses on wage trends over the year and analyzes the use of temp workers and related developments in the economy and job market. This month, we examine data that reveals the gig economy now accounts for 6.5 percent of the U.S. Workforce and the average workweek is now 47 hours. Read more about it here.

The Changing HR Landscape – Anyone paying attention to the talent management market realizes that the HR landscape has changed dramatically in the past few years. In this article we discuss some of the themes and trends that will dominate HR this year and in the future.

The Growth of the Corporate Freelancer – Not too long ago, freelancing was considered by many to be a desperate measure for workers who were in-between jobs. Today, large companies are beginning to embrace a business model where corporate freelance careers are thought of as a possible hot opportunity for ambitious professionals. Our article discusses the reasons behind this changing attitude, and what we expect to see in the market next.

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