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[...]
A few days ago, I was invited to contribute my insights on the new frontier of talent acquisition to HRO Today’s Services and Technology Association. Participating in the webinar was an honor and an excellent opportunity to contribute to the discussion. Not only does HRO Today offer the deepest reach into the Human Resources space, its analysts and thought leaders share a similar perspective and understanding: the nature of hiring -- and of talent -- has changed dramatically. We need fresh strategies to attract, engage and retain amazing candidates. However, we also need to shift our focus from filling roles to achieving optimal outcomes. Future success requires a transition from merely hiring talent to hiring exceptional results.