Workplace Insight: using contingent talent to stay agile.

October 14, 2019 Rebecca Henderson

The global contingent marketplace continues to grow as employers around the world move toward a more integrated approach to talent management. That’s the bottom line of the findings from Randstad Sourceright’s 2019 Talent Trends research.

Trends driving the shift toward a total talent model include:

  • the replacement of permanent roles with contingent positions 
  • increased use of automation and AI
  • a new understanding that the right person for the job might be a permanent, contingent or contract worker from anywhere in the world

Many working professionals are on board with these changes. In fact, 55% say they are more open to non-traditional work arrangements than they had been in the past. Workers in India are the most enthusiastic about contingent opportunities (86%), while professionals in Japan are on the opposite end of the flex work spectrum (35%).

Additional Talent Trends data shows that industry sectors with the greatest degree of automation are the most likely to take a total talent approach to staffing. Those include automotive and manufacturing (86%), life sciences and healthcare (85%), and banking and financial services (76%).

Get additional details on global total talent perceptions, the use of talent analytics and more in Workplace Insight. You can also get your exclusive copy of the Q3 2019 issue of Talent Trends Quarterly, ”Hire for the work, not the job” deeper insights.

About the Author

Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Sourceright. Rebecca brings more than 20 years’ experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Sourceright’s global development to ensure HR and talent leaders can play a strategic role in driving growth locally, across regions, and globally. Rebecca is a highly regarded leader in the talent management field and was most recently recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing” list.

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