From our friends at Fistful of Talent, you need to check out their recent post on The Rise of the Contingent Workforce by Laurie Ruettimann -- It's great. From the article:
I am just back from the InfluenceHR conference where 100 marketing executives came together to discuss new ways to market and sell technology to human resources departments.
I helped to create the agenda for this event. George LaRocque is my partner. We believe that you can’t sell HR technology if you don’t know the major trends in the workforce.
So George took the stage during lunch and highlighted three trends in the marketplace:
- The consumerization of human resources technology
- A growing contingent workforce
- A shift towards “bring your own devices to work” policies
George said, “The way that work gets done, and how HR supports it, is going through major changes. We are moving towards a transient, contingent workforce bringing their devices and apps that help them get work done, plugging into I.T. environments that are mobile first, and being acquired as much as they are hired."
I love that quote so much. A transient workforce reminds me of a bunch of hobos and vagabonds who carry knapsacks on sticks. And that’s not far from the truth, actually, because a rise in the contingent workforce means you have an increase in people who come to your company from around the world — equipped with basic skills and abilities — but don’t camp out and stay for the long haul. These workers are unaffiliated with your brand for legal and compliance reasons. When the tasks are completed, they go home...
Wanted to check out the rest? Click on the link to The Rise of the Contingent Workforce