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Beeline acquires UK-based JoinedUp to go after the global market for a shift-based contingent workforce solution

Beeline, a leading technology solution provider in the vendor management systems (VMS)/extended workforce solution space, announced the acquisition of UK-based JoinedUp, described as “a high-volume workforce solution catering to the challenges and complexities experienced in the field with shift-based temporary labor.” JoinedUp will operate as a Beeline operating unit with its own brand, and JoinedUp’s full team has been retained. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Utmost raises $21 million to expand its Workday-centric extended workforce system/VMS

Utmost, an extended workforce system and VMS provider with native integration to Workday, announced a $21 million Series B round of funding. The round was led by Mosaic Ventures with participation by existing investors, Greylock Partners and Workday Ventures, and by new investors, Acadian Ventures and Alumni Ventures Group. The new funds “will accelerate product innovation and expand Utmost’s presence across North America and Europe,” the announcement said.

How are jobs shifting in Covid era? Brightfield releases Q1 2021 Extended Workforce Intelligence report

Brightfield, the contingent workforce analytics provider, has released a second Extended Workforce Intelligence Report. The first report was issued in December 2020. These reports have been able to track and provide insights into the demand for contingent workers and the levels of contingent workers on active assignments over the course of the Covid pandemic to date.

Read some insights from the report.

Direct sourcing of talent grows as a business strategy, but requires technology and a plan

While engaging an extended workforce is nothing new, the ways that companies find those workers is changing. The global pandemic, paired with a fragile business climate and so many people out of work, has amplified the need for contingent workers and the ability of those workers to choose where and when they prefer to work.

A recent survey from the HR Research Institute, “The State of the Free Nation and Contingent Workforce,” shows that 90% of HR professionals expect their companies’ contingent workforces to grow or remain the same over the next three years. Currently, about 40% of the workforce is contingent labor, with an expected jump of 10% to 20% at Fortune 1000 organizations over the next three years.

Over the last decade, direct sourcing of workers has emerged as a viable alternative to traditional staffing and recruiting methods.

Beyond VMS: Beeline introduces its extended workforce platform

Beeline, the global, contingent and extended workforce technology solution provider, announced a strategic product shift today. The company, which has been known for its core VMS solution for two decades, is now going to market as an extended workforce platform.

Afternoon Coffee: SAP adds new leaders for marketing, customer success; Globality secures $138.3 million investment; Utmost gets moving in 2020

In today's headlines, SAP hired two new executives to rethink their marketing and customer success efforts. In other news, strategic sourcing provider Globality received a $138.3 million investment. Also, Utmost said it is making moves in the contingent workforce space with new customers and growth. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.