July 21st, 2020

Report - HR’s Pivotal Role in Managing the Blended Workforce

According to Ardent Partners research, nearly 43% of the average organization’s total workforce is considered “contingent” or “non-employee,” over doubling in size over the past ten years.

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June 5th, 2020

[Video] - Improving Onboarding for the Contingent Workforce

About 40% of organizations fail to adequately onboard and integrate newly hired independent workers, according to research by industry analyst, Josh Bersin. And it’s not like businesses don’t have processes for their onboarding that they can borrow from employee onboarding. Tools such as organizational charts, company mission statements, and other handbooks are usually available, but speed is prioritized over worker satisfaction. 

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May 20th, 2020

[Video] - The Return to Work and the Contingent Workforce

Workers will soon be returning to the office in many geographies, but it won’t quite be the same as before. Without a vaccine, employers need to take new health and safety measures that protect the well-being of all their workers, both employees and external workers.

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May 7th, 2020

[Video] - Frustrations and Realities of Incorporating SOW Workers

Statement of Work (SOW) management is considered the next frontier for contingent workforce (CW) programs. Third-party consulting firms or professional services can be a large source of external workers for a business, but many companies have not integrated them into their traditional CW program management yet.

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April 29th, 2020

[Guide] - New Extended Workforce Strategies for HR Leaders

As the economy continues to make unprecedented shifts, many businesses will need to critically evaluate how they source talent to balance the cost of hiring full-time employees vs. the flexibility of using an extended workforce (i.e., contingent workforce, alternative workforce). Unfortunately, organizations do not have good visibility into different talent types’ data that is sitting inside and outside of various systems.

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April 22nd, 2020

Conversation on Total Talent Management with Ardent Partners

Christopher Dwyer, Vice President of Research at Ardent Partners, invited Erika Novak, Head of Client Services at Utmost, to his podcast, “Contingent Workforce Weekly” to discuss the evolving world of work, the viability of total workforce management, and how the Utmost platform promotes total talent visibility.

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April 16th, 2020

[Video] - What Needs to Change with the Contingent Workforce

For the average company, contingent workers make up about a third of the entire workforce, according to the Sierra-Cedar 2020 HR Systems Survey. Yet, they are often forgotten or deprioritized from our HR systems and processes.

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April 9th, 2020

Visibility of Contingent Workers Just Got Easier for Workday Customers

It just got easier to gain full visibility and control of your organization’s contingent workforce with the latest release of Utmost, an extended workforce management system. The newest updates also continue to help users enforce HR compliance and prevent security incidents.

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March 31st, 2020

Simplifying Talent Sourcing for Hiring Managers

If Talent Acquisition is going to take the lead on strategic talent sourcing, the function needs visibility into all the talent demand from hiring managers.

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March 3rd, 2020

Moving from One-Dimensional Recruiting to Strategic Talent Sourcing

In the US, we have the lowest unemployment rate in the last 50 years at a little under 4%. Organizations are struggling to find the talent they need to be successful. Yet, according to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends study, only 8% of respondents had established processes to manage and develop alternative workforce sources. 

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