benefitsPRO: more employers shifting emphasis to gig, freelance workers

December 18, 2017 Rebecca Henderson

The future will belong to the companies with the most agile, best integrated workforces. That’s the sentiment driving the shift from the traditional workforce to a more flexible model that leverages freelancers and independent contractors.

“Our data shows employers plan to take advantage of the growing gig economy well past this holiday season and into the New Year,” said Rebecca Henderson, CEO of Randstad Sourceright. “Today’s companies are welcoming the opportunity to employ a more agile workforce, particularly as a greater number of gig workers embrace flexible work practices as well.”

Randstad Sourceright’s 2017 Talent Trends research indicates that more than 60% of companies plan to replace approximately 30% of permanent staff positions with freelancers or independent contractors. Nearly 40% also believe that an integrated hiring strategy will help them manage skills gaps in key talent areas.

See the full article online now, and be sure to download Talent Trends Quarterly | Q4 2017: accelerating business agility with an integrated talent model for the latest insights on talent scarcity, recruiting challenges and today’s changing workforce.

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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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