Contingent workforce


Sep

18

2016
Temporary Workforce is On the Rise and It’s Not Stopping Anytime Soon

Temporary Workforce is On the Rise and It’s Not Stopping Anytime Soon

Three years ago, Cerius predicted that the temporary workforce is here to stay. And we were right. At the time, the most recent report from the American Staffing Association stated that companies across the U.S. employed an average of 2.95 million temporary and contract workers during the third quarter of 2012. But according to a new study done jointly by freelance platforms, Elance-oDesk and the Freelancer...

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Jan

27

2016
The Contingent Workforce Is Alive and Growing

The Contingent Workforce Is Alive and Growing

With demand for the contingent workforce on the rise, we are also seeing a greater and greater variety of workforce staffing solutions that businesses can incorporate into their strategies. I drove a Tesla the other day for the first time.  It wasn’t until I did this that I truly understood how much and how quickly Tesla has disrupted the automobile industry.  Here is a car...

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Jul

11

2014

Part-time Executives – Winds of Change Buffet the Staffing and Consulting Industries (Good!)

Contributed by Pamela Wasley, CEO. Here’s good news for any company that uses staffing or consulting firms. Your sources are multiplying, the quality of talent is high, and the price is a better value than ever. I used to complain that staffing and consulting firms were antiquated because they were still doing things the same way they did 100 years ago. Many still do. However,...

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Jun

04

2013

HR’s Growing Toolbox for Executive Staffing

The recovery from this past recession is producing temporary jobs faster than any other recession. Temporary workers make up 19% of all new jobs according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2013. The average company’s temporary workforce has now surpassed 25% of their total labor pool and over the next 10 years, over 62% of companies will increase their use of what is...

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May

06

2013

CEO Confidence Up, but Worries Persist About Staff Quality and Availability

According to the Q1 2013 Vistage CEO Confidence Index  CEOs are cautiously optimistic. The underlying strength of the economy is allowing CEOs to finally focus on the issues within their own businesses rather than worrying about the national economy and policies. The Confidence Index was 96.6 in the 1st quarter 2013 survey, up from 87.0 in the prior quarter and the highest level since last...

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Apr

30

2013

Get the Facts. Is the Temporary Workforce Here To Stay?

The job market has definitely changed from what prevailed throughout the 20th century. The trends we are now seeing is that there is a lack of job security and loyalty among companies and employees. Employees who have full time positions no longer expect to indefinitely keep those positions.  Here are some facts and stats to consider: According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average...

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Feb

25

2013

What Your Competitors Know About the Changing Role of the Contingent Workforce

In a recent article in the Staffing Industry Analyst, the writer talked about how companies are transitioning from being operational about their contingent workforce to becoming more strategic.  Management of contingent workforces used to be more operational or tactical meaning they were mostly used in crisis or reactive mode.  Examples of this are filling a position on a temporary basis when an employee leaves until...

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