How IT Tools Support the Contingent Workforce

How IT Tools Support the Contingent Workforce

How IT Tools Support the Contingent WorkforceHow 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.

Agile EmploymentAgile Employment

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.

Broad PerspectiveBroad Perspective

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.

Short-HandedShort-Handed

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.

Winning FormulaWinning Formula

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.

Integrated Effort, Part IIntegrated Effort, Part I

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.

Integrated Effort, Part IIIntegrated Effort, Part II

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.

Technology and CWM Best Practices: Play Time!Technology and CWM Best Practices: Play Time!

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.

Technology and CWM Best Practices: Going PlacesTechnology and CWM Best Practices: Going Places

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.

Technology and CWM Best Practices: Free MarketTechnology and CWM Best Practices: Free Market

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.”

Technology and CWM Best Practices: Vendor ToolTechnology and CWM Best Practices: Vendor Tool

VMS tech can assist with compliance, statements of work, talent management and agile/deep analytics.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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