SIA: contingent talent are key to the future of work.

November 12, 2021 JoAnne Estrada

The changes of the past two years continue to create an unpredictable market, seemingly made to order for contingent talent. The demand for independent contractors, freelancers and statement of work (SOW) talent has never been bigger.

Once-reluctant companies are embracing a total talent model in which flexible employment arrangements are an important, and growing, piece of the big picture. This is not only strategic shift, but a cultural change as well. Particularly as remote work has become the norm for many professionals. 

“The workplace is undergoing tremendous change, so companies must reconsider how work gets done and the resources they need,” says JoAnne Estrada, senior VP, digital innovation, at Randstad Sourceright. “This means a renewed focus on providing a positive and consistent talent experience to optimize productivity and keeping workers engaged.”

The future of work will be marked by a distributed workforce. There will be no return to the pre-pandemic model. Nor is there a need to be. A new labor market is in the making and the most innovative companies will be leading the way. 

Read more in Staffing Industry Analysts, then explore why an agile workforce is essential.

About the Author

JoAnne  Estrada

JoAnne Estrada is global head of Contingent Workforce Solutions for Randstad Sourceright's Talent Innovation Center. in this role, she leads the development and growth of Randstad Sourceright’s strategy and solutions for services provided through our managed services programs (MSP) and total talent solutions. During her over 20-year career, she has played a key role in helping companies maximize their freelance management and human cloud platform technologies; implementing MSP strategies; applying vendor management systems (VMS); leading supplier management strategies; and ensuring effective program implementation, operations and continuous improvement.

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