SIA: 71% of businesses plan to shift to contingent roles

March 17, 2022 Mike Smith

The latest Talent Trends Report from Randstad Sourceright validates the shift SIA has been seeing with employers transitioning towards contingent and freelance roles.

A clear majority (71%) of surveyed human capital leaders say they’re shifting more work to contingent roles  to get the job done this year, the highest in the report’s history. And 25% said that they had already converted some previously full-time roles to contingent positions in 2021. 

While over 84% of survey respondents said they are more focused on the talent experience than ever before, hiring challenges still manage to negatively impact their bottom line despite this shift. The Great Resignation has tipped the balance in favor of prospective and current employees. 

“It’s clear that businesses need to get creative with their recruitment strategies,” says Mike Smith, global CEO of Randstad Sourceright. He stresses the need for companies to “recharge, refresh and renew” their talent strategies to meet both candidate and employee expectations.

Check out other creative recruitment strategies businesses are looking into this year in SIA. Then download the 2022 Talent Trends Report for additional data, tips and insights.

About the Author

Mike Smith

With a 16-year career at Randstad, Mike Smith brings a wealth of experience in the talent acquisition industry to his role as Randstad Sourceright global CEO. Smith joined Randstad in January 2005 as a graduate recruitment executive and has since held various operational and leadership roles for Randstad including managing Randstad’s business operations in Australia, managing director for Southeast Asia, CEO of Randstad UK and managing director of Randstad Sourceright in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. An active driver of Randstad’s “tech and touch” strategy, in his role as CEO, Smith continues to elevate Randstad Sourceright's customer value propositions, seek out ongoing areas for differentiation and embed change through investment in business transformation technology.

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