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Total Talent Management and the Contingent Workforce Paradox

Organisations realize they must consider the contingent workforce similarly to how they manage internal staff — in the search for talent, in managing performance and even in retention or exit. At the same time, the contingent workforce is different, and thus requires different processes and management, from the permanent group. The current regulatory environment, while not the only driver, means that governments will increasingly require careful management of the contingent workforce if organisations are to stay within the law and avoid reputational and financial risk.

Services Procurement History: Staffing Firm Dominance Faces a Challenge

The history and growth of the US staffing market reflects many of the overall economic, technology and political trends of the last century. Increasing skills specialization in highly targeted areas (and the demand for such skills), the ending of the traditional “life employment contract” between worker/company, the embrace of greater variability in corporate cost structures and the need to “flex” to meet demand-driven requirements all contributed – along with a host of other inputs – to a staffing market that would ultimately represent approximately 2% of the labor workforce. Yet new trends appear to be favoring alternative models to staffing for contingent (non-employee) workers. What do these trends mean, and where are they taking this market segment today? Find out in this free download.

A Seat at the Top Table

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This paper discusses how procurement professionals can position themselves best to work at the highest levels of organisations, and how they can show they’re ready for the top jobs!

What is Your Best Option? Procurement Certification and Training Today

Spend Matters Perspective - Free Research Download What is Your Best Option? Procurement Certification and Training Today Jason Busch, Executive Editor, Spend Matters Across industries, procurement skills are falling short of what organizations need. In survey after survey, hiring managers cite a lack of qualified candidates as one of the top challenges they face. Spend Matters research suggests that fewer than 10% of the procurement workforce in North America has a procurement certification or has gone through a formal degree program in supply management or a related field (e.g., operations research, supply chain management, etc.). Part of the challenge is […]