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[...]
Americans love gadgets, especially the digital kind. They connect us to a wider world, expedite communications, fill in the lulls of boring commutes on planes or buses, help us navigate unfamiliar areas, and even keep us fit. It’s no wonder that the leap toward wearable technologies has been so profound. In 2015, nearly 40 million U.S. adults owned some type of wearable tech, an increase of over 57 percent from the previous year. By 2018, analysts predict that usage to climb to 82 percent. What’s interesting, however, is how our European neighbors have transformed wearables into workplace productivity and wellness solutions. These smart, portable devices could become the next evolution of talent analytics for MSP program managers and their staffing partners in the United States.