Remote Work Has Opened the Door to a New Approach to Hiring | Harvard Business Review

Talent Acquisition

Much has been written about the challenges firms face in attracting and retaining workers. A narrative is also playing about how many workers have shifted their work preferences—with many placing a disproportionate value on flexible work arrangements. Simultaneously, thought leaders posit firms will increasingly deconstruct “jobs” into tasks and activities, so they have greater flexibility in delivering pieces …

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Workforce Ecosystems: A New Strategic Approach to the Future of Work | Deloitte and MIT Sloan Management Review

Talent Management

Getting work done through various sources — including contractors, service providers, gig workers, and freelancers—is not a new practice for organizations. However, several converging factors have spotlighted the need for firms to view and manage their workforces as an “ecosystem” of both employees and non-employees. And as stated in this 43-page research report, when the workforce …

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The Future of Work Is Through Workforce Ecosystems | MIT Sloan Management Review

Talent Management

Although many firms ostensibly view their workforces as both employees and non-employees (e.g., contractors, contingent), legacy talent management practices and workforce strategies often take separate, unintegrated approaches to managing internal and external workers. As a firms’ workforce increasingly crosses internal and external boundaries, this article submits that a more modern workforce management approach is warranted. …

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Building the On-Demand Workforce | Boston Consulting Group

Talent Management

The 4 B method – Buy, Borrow, Build, and Bot – is a framework used by organizations to develop talent strategies that address talent needs. And while the Borrow component of this framework has been utilized increasingly over the past few years, the pandemic has made this talent lever even more appealing to many organizations. Borrow –which …

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Rethinking the On-Demand Workforce | Harvard Business Review

Talent Management

The benefits of the gig workforce–also referred to as the contingent workforce–have been well established over the past few years. These benefits range from making hiring easier for hard-to-fill jobs, access to short-supply skills, and more flexible cost structures. And although the number of “gig” workers continues to increase, as does the digital platforms to …

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Four Ways in Which Work Is Impacted by the Pandemic | Workplace Policy Institute Report

Workforce Planning

According to a new report, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way we work fundamentally, a new set of challenges is presented to companies. This 34-page report is broken into four sections, covering 1) job markets, 2) the changing nature of work, 3) lawsuits associated with COVID-19, and 4) a chapter on state and federal efforts to address the pandemic. While …

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The Shadow Workforce: Insights Into the Gig Workforce in Businesses | ADP Research

Workforce Trends

Demand for skilled workers continues to create opportunities for the gig workforce-also referred to as the contingent workforce. The idea of “gig” work is not new to traditional businesses, but the practice has spread quickly over the last decade and shows no signs of slowing. As the gig workforce becomes a greater % of the …

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