Contingent Workforce

This is your access point to our coverage of contingent workforce and services procurement. Here we provide practitioners with a unique analytic perspective on this evolving landscape, as well as the technology and innovation accelerating its adoption.

Crowdsourcing and Cognitive Computing: Are You Ready for the Future of Work?

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In the contingent workforce space, much of the attention on new channels for sourcing work in different modalities has tended to focus on online freelancing and gigs, where individual workers are engaged online to perform activities or projects (e.g., write a blog, develop a web site). However, less attention has been given to what we might call microtask-based crowdsourcing, where a problem or task is presented to a crowd that collectively provides small units of work, which are then aggregated, processed and assembled into a more comprehensive output.