Thanksgiving is practically here, and you can feel its presence. There’s a fresh chill in the air that creeps in on late afternoons. The darkness falls earlier, followed by the aroma of logs smoking within cozy hearths. The clerks at the market are frantically stocking the shelves. Then there are the elaborate plans drawn up to coordinate the efforts of recipe gathering, shopping, cooking, accommodating guests, laying out tables, and setting up for the big game. Yet the spirit of this season[...]
Understanding the nuances of a client’s employment culture, both positive and negative, is critical to determining its employment brand and how we match the right candidates to the right contracts. That effort involves more than perusing a client’s career site or marketing materials. Let’s explore some creative discovery techniques that contingent workforce professionals can use to uncover hidden gems – and avoid potential pitfalls.
The term “big data” has become synonymous with 21st century business. In the contingent workforce industry, the rush to amass sprawling sets of data is growing more intense. Companies of all shapes and sizes are speeding ahead in the race to automate recruiting, digitize processes and construct vaults of information about clients and candidates. However, the question contingent workforce leaders need to confront doesn’t concern the amount of data collected – it’s about determining whether[...]
Even businesses outside the staffing industry are no strangers to the contingent workforce. We are increasingly integrating these skilled contractors into our primary workforces. Yet, we still haven’t integrated them into our internal knowledge systems. And that’s a missed opportunity to tap into their intelligence and ideas, according to Molly Anglin of Nonlinear Creations. As she writes in Medium, contingent workforce leaders can evolve “the intranet” to meet the needs of today’s[...]