Countdown to HRTech: Total Talent and Contingent Workforce Management

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One trend I will discuss next month at the HR Technology Conference is total talent and contingent workforce management. This topic is not new in TA tech, but companies now have better technology options to support both traditional and contingent workers. With changes in hiring activities, the shift to remote work, and changing business priorities, the demand for a more flexible workforce has never been greater. According to Aptitude Research, 80% of companies are leveraging contingent workers, and one in three companies increased their investment in 2021. A total talent strategy helps companies fill critical talent gaps, reduce costs, and increase overall productivity. In a year when agility is becoming table stakes for businesses, alternative work arrangements are critical to the future of the workplace.

But, even with the increased investment in contingent labor, companies still face many of the same challenges. Most companies lack visibility into the use, spend, and performance of this workforce segment. And, cost control and fee models are a concern as companies question their staffing agencies and technology partners’ lack the expertise in-house. For most companies, it remains unclear who owns total talent strategies. The approach to contingent workers has been reactionary, with

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