#TChat Preview: The Blended Workforce – Benefits and Staffing Challenges

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.

Sneak Peek:

#TChat Events: The Blended Workforce – Benefits and Staffing Challenges

TChatRadio_logo_020813#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.

Tune in LIVE online Wednesday, Nov 11

#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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