Week-In-Review: High-Profile Execs Go Independent, Startups Reduce Burdens and More Flexible Workforce Benefits Emerge

Welcome to our Week-in-Review series, Catalant’s roundup of all things on-demand talent, from events to newly minted reports to breaking news. What People Are Asking This Week: Which commander-in-chiefs have recently stepped down from their high-profile roles? Are well-known executives entering the on-demand knowledge economy? What are the benefits of working with a flexible workforce? What are the advantages of working independently …

HR Guru Dave Ulrich on Overcoming Barriers to Working With an On-Demand Knowledge Workforce

Widely recognized as a thought leader in the HR field, Dave Ulrich has published more than two dozen books and over 200 articles. As both an author and professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, Ulrich has spent decades researching how organizations can build capabilities of leadership, agility, learning and accountability through leveraging human resources. We recently caught up …

Week-in-Review: A Noteworthy Webinar, a Recently Released Study and a Valuable HR Summit

Welcome to our Week-in-Review series, Catalant’s roundup of all things gig economy and talent, from events to newly minted reports to breaking news. What People Are Asking This Week: How can I connect to top-tier independent professionals? How do I leverage the gig economy to meet my company’s skills gap? What are other executives saying about the future of work? Are …

Systematic Workforce Flexibility: Building Your Business for the Modern Age

The needs of large organizations started to shift years ago. In the past, stability and experience at a business reigned supreme. Now, workforce flexibility and agility do. Well-established companies and newly ascendant businesses alike must structure themselves such that they can adequately respond and adapt to the new rules of business – a landscape of constant change, complexity and evolution. …

Week-in-Review: Procurement’s Evolving Role, Future of Work Events and How Technology Continues to Change the Global Economy

Welcome to our Week-in-Review series, Catalant’s roundup of all things on-demand knowledge, from events to newly minted reports to breaking news. What People Are Asking This Week: Is the role of procurement changing? How can procurement accelerate business growth? How was the recent SIA summit? Is there an upcoming conference I should attend? What’s new in workforce technology? Read on …

5 Important Steps for Engaging Your On-Demand Workforce

The US workforce is changing, and one of the most rapidly growing aspects of our economy is the on-demand workforce. By 2020, it’s estimated that one in five employees will be hired on a contingent basis. This means there is a need – now more than ever – for companies to engage and motivate on-demand workers. This new workforce will …

Workforce Flexibility Then vs. Now: How the Words Have Changed and So Have We

Presence equals productivity. Give workers an inch and they’ll take a mile. Working parents are more needy. Believe it or not, these statements were the standard management mindset not too long ago. Granted, each sentiment has a small element of truth: When someone is nearby, you can see what they’re up to, sure. Yes, you’ll encounter the occasional worker who …

Why Flexibility Should Be Part of Any Innovative Workplace Culture

While modern companies have gladly embraced elements of an innovative workplace culture such as digital transformation, experimentation and collaboration, other innovations have been slower to catch on. One throwback to the 1960s in particular continues to hang on: the assumption that more hours spent in the office equates to more work getting done. In reality though, asking employees to sit …

How To Navigate the Challenges of Finding, Onboarding and Managing a Contingent Workforce

As technological tools continue to develop and become more available, accessibility to top-tier independent talent will steadily increase. As in so many business areas, platforms such as vendor and freelance management systems can serve as “digital bridges” that support organizations as they seamlessly and effectively identify, onboard, manage and pay project-based employees. However, according to the June 2017 commissioned study …