This research was conducted between September and October 2010. A survey of 32 items was open to all members of the Human Capital Institute, over 170,000 world-wide. 354 completed surveys were received. The results of the survey form the basis of this research and are summarized in this paper. In addition, in-depth interviews were conducted with corporate practitioners with contract talent management responsibilities. To supplement the primary research methods described above, HCI researchers also reviewed relevant information from a variety of secondary sources, including white papers, articles, books, interviews, and case studies. Many of these are cited in the report and all are referenced in HCI’s Contract Talent Research Practice Area, to which interested readers are encouraged to visit for additional reading and online events.