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Highlights from Webinar on How SMBs Can Find New Strategies in Extended Talent Management

If you joined us for the webinar with Ardent Partners and our partners at Metaprocure and Geometric Results, you heard the experts all saying the same thing:  the quest for talent – and not just any warm body type of talent, but quality talent – is on the rise.

Additionally, to engage that talent more small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are turning to contractors and freelancers.

But working with talent that are not your employees opens the door to a host of compliance issues.

For those of you who may have missed the webinar, here are some highlights.

There’s no doubt that enterprises of all sizes are experiencing shifts within their extended workforce management programs due to a variety of factors: the impact of the gig economy, the dynamics of the future of work and the application of new strategies in how talent is engaged and managed.

Companies and employees are both looking for more flexibility and as they do “there’s going to be a focus on easier and faster engagement of contractors,” said Jim Golden, Vice President of Global Sales for Geometric Results. “The technology and services have to be such that you have to be faster to find the right talent and it needs to be much easier to engage them.”

For the modern SMB, a host of issues may even make it more difficult to manage these market transformations, including a lack of technology, smaller budgets, fewer resources and general lack of subject matter expertise in the changing world of work.

As Jeff Hebert, Vice President of Workforce Management at Metaprocure said, “I don’t know how anybody can even attempt to do this without a Vendor Management System.”

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