#TChat Recap: Blended Workforce Benefits and Staffing Challenges

The days of full-time or part-time employees have given way to the blended workforce — a mix of independent contractors, freelance workers and self-employed entrepreneurial talent working alongside full-time colleagues.

This week, the TalentCulture community talked about the many benefits of a blended workforce and the staffing challenges a blended workforce creates. With our guest Sunil Bagai, Founder and CEO of Zenith Talent, we had a fantastic conversation about this growing movement and how it’s impacting the world of recruiting, hiring and overall workforce management.

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 many fronts — particularly when it comes to effectively sourcing and hiring contingent workers. Employers need to think about — and hire — talent differently.

Listen to the recording and review the #TChat highlights to learn more.

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#TChat returns Wednesday, Nov 18 @ 1 pm ET/10 am PT. Topic: How Wellness Programs Improve Employee Performance with special guest Ann Wyatt, vice president, account management at HealthFitness. The #TChat radio show runs weekly for 30 minutes and then we switch to Twitter for a highly engaging social discussion on the chosen topic.

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