Tips For Considering a Contingent Workforce

By Rob Balfour, VP Enterprise Sales, AllWork 

It is a fact that the contingent workforce is changing the game when it comes to the way employee performance is measured. Today’s workforce is a hybrid of seasoned employees working alongside hourly employees that make up most of the jobs that fall into the contingent workforce realm.

As the hybrid workforce model grows, so does the need to manage it. What I have found most interesting is that only 16% of leaders believe they have an effective performance management process to supervise the contingent workforce. This is not a trend, but a mere fact that companies – especially those that have consumer-facing roles – will be increasing their contingent workforce in the coming years. The most effective way to do this is to transform an existing labor pool or create a specific team of contingent workers that remain working for YOU. In order to get the necessary results from this workforce, maintaining control is a critical component to achieve success. Here are several tips to consider when creating your contingent workforce.


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Why are you still using a staffing agency?

By Rob Balfour, VP Enterprise Sales, AllWork 

Nobody knows what your talent needs are better than you. So, if you’re still using a staffing agency, you probably aren’t using the best possible talent for your business. It has become an industry norm for companies to utilize staffing agencies and for staffing agencies to charge you a hefty premium for their services.

If you’re relying on an agency to deliver you top talent, you could spend time writing a job description, sit in on several conference calls and describe the best possible candidate for the positions you are filling, and still not end up with a good candidate for your business goals. The hiring process takes time and money – lots and lots of money. It does not matter how detailed and specific you are with the agency, they will NEVER truly understand the culture and needs of your company as well as you do.


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Is it time to change your retail staffing model?

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What is the size of the gig-economy? In the past year, it was almost $800 billion in annual spend with roughly 45 million people picking up gig jobs. That is a whopping 30% of the workforce taking part according to Staffing Industry Analysts. If you have not adopted the on-demand workforce model yet, you will need to. The staffing industry has not changed in that past 30 years making it even more difficult to keep up with the modern-day challenges and changes.


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