Ardent Partners: The State of The Contingent Workforce

Nearly a decade ago, 12%-to-15% of the world’s total workforce was considered “non-employee.” Four years ago, that number doubled to 30% in the wake of a global economic recovery period. Today, with the rise of “on-demand” talent and an increasing reliance on contingent labor, 40% of the current global workforce is considered non-employee.

To add to this growth, the progression of the contemporary business has created a “new world of work,” in which consumerized notions and strategies have become commonplace within the average enterprise.

Ardent Partners’ new report, the State of Contingent Workforce Management: The Convergence of Talent, Technology, and the Future of Work not only highlights this changing world, but also details how other key attributes, such as online staffing platforms, new innovations and technologies and transformative executive thinking are contributing to the new world of work.

The new study details:

  • How “Best-in-Class” organizations structure their contingent workforce management (CWM) programs to become more agile and contribute value to the greater enterprise.
  • The role that online talent platforms and other burgeoning forms of expertise are playing in the evolution of talent engagement.
  • The progression of the “Future of Work” concept and how all organizations can benefit rethinking about how work is done.
  • How specific business challenges are changing how enterprises address work within their operational programs.

Download the State of Contingent Workforce Management research study to access a “Future of Work Framework,” which was designed and developed to assist organizations in understanding how to thrive in the new world of work.

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About the Author

Chris Dwyer
Chris Dwyer

Christopher J. Dwyer is a seasoned industry analyst that has been focused on the non-employee/contingent workforce management space for over 12 years. He is an evangelist for the Future of Work and actively advises global executives on technology, innovation, and workforce, human capital, and talent management strategies. He serves as the Vice President of Research at Ardent Partners, a Boston-based analyst, advisory, and research firm.