Tag: 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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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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Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – January 13 thru January 19, 2013

  In case you missed this week’s articles, here is a summary: Jan 13 – Blog Soup – From the Archives of Make HR Happen v.11 – This is a re-posting of five previous articles from Make HR Happen. – more –           Jan 14 – Being Professional While Being You – One of …

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Contingent Workforce Part I – Already Bigger Than You Think

For years HR has turned a blind eye to the non-employee workforce in a company. Even though some of the contingent workforce sits in cubicles adjacent to full time regular employees, they were for the most part the outsiders. Because of the fear of something called “co-employment” conservative onboard jailhouse legal advice was passed from …

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