The gig economy and social media are closely related. The two have grown side by side, and both have forever changed the way we work, live, and play. But has the internet brought us together or isolated us? It seems that despite being connected by a web of technology, we are segregated. Social media is siloed. Gig workers are on their own. Big Data knows more about us than we know about each other. Perhaps there’s a future of work in which technology can bring us back together?
If you’ll be attending ProcureCon’s Contingent Staffing 2016 Total Talent Management event, you may hear a lot about scope creep, tail spend and SOW. In many ways, they’re interrelated issues. Scope creep occurs when a project is not properly defined, documented or controlled. This leads to unexpected changes, delays and soaring costs as the project balloons into a continually expanding beast. Tail spend refers to spend in the organization that’s not actively being managed across the usual[...]
Last week, I wrote about the exciting opportunities available through a well-managed and organized Statement of Work (SOW) program. Despite being somewhat underdeveloped and misunderstood, as industry experts observe, SOW contracting is definitely one of the fastest growing segments of the contingent workforce. In a period of less than four years, SOW growth has surged. According to some estimates, nearly three-quarters of contingent talent are working under an SOW engagement in the United[...]
Statement of Work (SOW), The Next Business Frontier
In an era of business that’s fueled by fierce competition and a push to innovate, organizations need to contain costs, streamline processes, develop fluid and elastic operations, and still find highly skilled workers who are capable of delivering results. It’s not an easy task. During the Great Recession, waning profits and the demand to curb overhead gave rise to an increase in contingent labor. Today, however, the continued growth of the[...]