Last week we talked about how to make meetings worth everyone’s time. This week we’re going to address the benefits of a blended workforce and the staffing challenges it brings.
The way we used to work is gone. The days of full-time or part-time employees have given way to the blended workforce — a mix of individuals working as independent contractors, freelance workers and self-employed entrepreneurial talent alongside full-time colleagues.
Employers are now hiring record numbers of contingent workers and relying on a mix of employees to achieve organizational goals. Not only that, research shows that these workers are happier, have achieved greater work-life integration and are profiting on their own. That’s welcome news for both employers and workers.
But building and managing a blended workforce presents challenges on almost every front — particularly when it comes to effectively sourcing and hiring contingent workers. Employers need to think about — and hire — talent differently.
#TChat Events: The Blended Workforce – Benefits and Staffing Challenges
#TChat Radio — Wed, Nov 11 — 1 pm ET / 10 am PT
Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about the benefits and challenges of a blended workforce. Our guest is Sunil Bagai, Founder and CEO of Zenith Talent, innovators of the powerful new staffing model for the contingent workforce called Crowdstaffing.
#TChat Twitter Chat — Wednesday, November 11 — 1:30 pm ET /10:30 am PT Immediately following the radio show, the team will move to the #TChat Twitter stream, where we’ll continue the discussion with the entire TalentCulture community. Everyone with a Twitter account is invited to participate as we gather for a dynamic live chat, focused on these questions:
Q1: What is a blended workforce and what are its benefits? #TChat (Tweet this Question)
Q2: How have companies adapted to blending permanent and contingent workers? #TChat (Tweet this Question)
Q3: What should companies know today to plan for the future blended workplace? #TChat (Tweet this Question)
Until then, we’ll keep the discussion going on the #TChat Twitter feed, our TalentCulture World of Work Community LinkedIn group, and in our TalentCulture G+ community. So feel free to drop by anytime and share your questions, ideas and opinions. See you there!
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