Category: Contingent Workforce

Consultants – Part 5: Faux Consulting Alternatives

Many alternatives to getting the job done are performed by professionals that have “borrowed” the term consulting for their business cards or letterhead. Some of these are thinly veiled sales pitches that use the bait of free expert advice along with an expensive product or service. I call these “faux” consultants instead of “fake” because …

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Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Absolutely No April Foolery

Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules! But we started off the week with the rules for breaking all the rules. Following up on that concept, there were articles on the five rules for building trust, then three more rules on exposing the past, multiple rules for considering contingent employment, and finally five more rules …

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Considering a Contingent Career

About the time that the current boomer generation came into existence in the mid-1940’s, William Kelly placed his first “Kelly Girl” office temps with a client. How times have changed. By 1990 this had grown to the proportion of 1 in 13 new jobs categorized as temps and Manpower, Inc. became larger than General Electric. …

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Contingent Workforce Part III – Employees and Job Seekers

Researching the first two episodes in this series uncovered several startling facts. The size of the contingent workforce in large companies is much bigger than people, even management, realizes. The 3rd Party Provider industry is projected for continuous growth, at least 6% and possibly even double digits this year as cautious employers bring in contractors …

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Contingent Workforce Part II – The Company Dynamics

A previous article, “Contingent Workforce – Already Bigger Than You Think” covered in somewhat general terms the problems associated with the invisible body of workers that may in some cases outnumber those seen as full time employees. The easily traceable contractors and temporary employees are usually only a drop in the bucket when expenditures on …

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