Chris McCarthy, Managing Director of Pivot RPO, gives us his essential guide to managing your contingent workforce.
If you're running a successful, growing business, it's likely that you've considered using interims or contractors at some point. In fact some experts predict that in the not too distant future, half of all workforces will consist of contingent workers. So what do you need to consider if you've never used a significant number of contractors before? We've put together the following advice to get you started:
• Have a project plan
One of the most effective ways of using contractors is to complete or contribute to a specific project that requires technical knowledge, flexible resource or qualifications that you do not have in the business currently. It's vital at this stage to have a clear goal in mind that you can communicate to your recruitment agency or managed service provider. Think about how you would answer the following:- What is your hiring budget for the project and what are the deadlines for completion?
- What exactly does the project entail and what specific skill sets are needed?
- How easily can you describe the project goals and parameters to someone who may be unfamiliar with your company's systems and processes?
- How will you payroll and administer this extra business resource
Read the full blog piece here: http://pivot-rpo.co.uk/index.php/managing-your-contingent-workforce/
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