Contingent workforce management, a growing subset of human capital management, is being heralded by industry experts as one solution to the global war for talent. These types of candidates offer unique value to employers without requiring a long-term commitment, including potential savings on taxes, benefits and facilities. Contingent workers also offer turnkey professional expertise, without all the on-boarding and learning curve hassle.
For employers with high-volume hiring needs, incorporating a contracted workforce is very attractive, but raises procedural and strategic questions. Can this type of workforce address our volume needs- whether that be multiple types of positions or many of one? How will this team be managed, and by whom? What will the impact be on stakeholders- customers, co-workers, share-holders?