PeopleMatters: companies shift to gig workers.

October 14, 2019 Rebecca Henderson

Randstad Sourceright’s 2019 Talent Trends research shows a fundamental shift in the way businesses are staffing for the future. The need for greater agility is leading 25% of global enterprises and mid-sized companies to consider replacing previously permanent roles with contingent positions.

This change in the way that companies think about work and workers is part of a greater trend toward total talent management. Total talent can be described as a practice that takes a holistic look at permanent and contingent human talent, while also considering the work of robots, automation and artificial intelligence. The research shows that businesses that are most likely to use automation – like manufacturing, life sciences and banking – are also the most likely to adopt a total talent approach.

“Businesses are forced to think in new ways to harness all forms of human capital and automation to keep up with the rapid pace of change,” says Rebecca Henderson, CEO of Randstad Global Businesses and executive board member, as part of a larger discussion on the global skills gap, technology and the gig economy.

Read the article in PeopleMatters to see how today’s changing workforce is impacting the way business gets done. Also be sure to download your copy of the Q3 2019 issue of Talent Trends Quarterly, “Hire for the work, not the job” for additional insights around total talent management and integrated talent strategies.

About the Author

Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Global Businesses and executive board member of Randstad. In this core leadership role, Rebecca brings more than 20 years of experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Global Business’ development to ensure human capital 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 has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 Hall of Fame.”

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