Businesses in nearly every industry have come to rely on contingent talent as specialists and flexible experts rather than temps who fill vacant seats during absences, seasonal demands or personnel transitions. With increasing frequency, we’re 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, especially as the sharing economy’s[...]
Structural changes are occurring in the way newer workers want to be, or expect to be, recruited. As we’ve detailed in past articles, online staffing platforms are poised to become formidable and influential forces in the talent wars of the future. Online staffing solutions allow freelancers and self-employed service providers to sell their services directly to businesses or consumers, in a system that encourages open dialog, socialization, community and collaboration.