How IT Tools Support the Contingent Workforce
A total workforce management program addresses challenges specific to freelancers, and as more contract workers join businesses, procuring these systems makes sense.
More than one-third of today’s total workforce is considered contingent, contractual or independent, and that figure will rise to 50% within the next few years.
70% of survey respondents said they’d benefit from a total workforce management program, in much part to better deal with the influx of contingent employees.
44% said that, while they understand the true value of a total workforce management program, they currently lack the tools, skills or expertise to develop one.
Nearly three of five said the integration of their vendor management system (VMS), spend management solution and HR system has emerged as a key component of their total workforce management strategy.
49% said they’ve integrated their human resource information system with a vendor management system (VMS), and 43% said they’ve completed a VMS integration with their spend management system.
40% say they’ve integrated their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with a VMS, and 38% say they’ve done the same with their talent acquisition system.
With gamification tools, you can “try out” potential contingent job candidates by having them simulate the performance of the open position’s tasks. Those who fare best get “rewards” or points to earn “first chance” opportunities for an offer.
Make sure your contingent recruitment solutions (not to mention your organization’s home page and employment links) are mobile-friendly, so you can connect to proven freelancers in real time—no matter where on the globe they are.
Freelancer management systems (FMS) enable more control over an increasingly contingent workforce, blending components such as learning management and spending oversight to cultivate long-term relationships with these “hired guns.”
VMS tech can assist with compliance, statements of work, talent management and agile/deep analytics.