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[...]
Josh Bersin is the founder and principal at Bersin by Deloitte, a leading research firm concentrating on HR technology, talent and learning. As he noted in July 2016, the workforce software market is radically reinventing itself. This growing $14-billion industry has reshaped the way we think about talent acquisition, management, engagement, performance and skills development. However, another positively disruptive shift is occurring today, and it’s being fueled by the power of smaller players in the space. Where large organizations once relied on licensed server-side applications like SAP and Oracle, they are quickly transitioning to cloud-based systems -- once reserved for smaller organizations to save costs. What does that mean? That the staffing industry is seeing a rapid move toward HR technology consolidation and a “bottom up” digital transformation, being championed by a company’s rank-and-file, not its executives.