Managing Contingent Labor

Article Written by Elaine Orler for Human Resource Executive Online

With free agents playing significant roles in a company’s talent strategies, organizations must rethink using procurement to manage such labor. They can no longer afford to have a disconnect between their permanent workforce and contingent labor. Instead, the use of such workers must be part of the company’s total talent perspective — and that requires the HR function to take the lead in managing the entire workforce.

Historically, when the economy goes down, the use of contingent labor goes up. However, these days, contingent workers…

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