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Paper Highlights Crucial Considerations for Corporations to Move Towards "Task-to-Talent" Freelancer Work Arrangements
BOSTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OnForce, a leader in technology-enabled workforce management, today announced the availability of its newest whitepaper, "Task-To-Talent (T2T) Transformation: Why enterprise leaders need to understand and prepare their businesses for this different way of getting work done." The whitepaper presents reasons why business leaders should prepare for the increased adoption of worker engagement models comprised of smaller, unbundled engagements intermediated across digital platforms, and the advantages of a T2T contingent workforce.
T2T work arrangements, which are shorter in nature than traditional contingent work arrangements and involve finding freelancers with highly specific skill sets on-demand to complete assignments, are increasingly emerging in companies across industries. However, the workforce management techniques of the 20th century that are still prevalent in the workforce are not suitable for 21st century T2T workforce management needs. OnForce's latest whitepaper outlines that current executive thinking about future workforce solutions is behind the times – executives often do not consider the contingent workforce as a strategic solution, and are even less aware of new forms of work arrangements such as platform-intermediated T2T.
"Executive leaders of larger enterprises are rightly concerned about how their organizations will have access to needed talent and skills in the future. But they are often looking in the rear-view mirror, thinking primarily about recruiting and retaining employees. Evolving forms of contingent work are seen as remedial fixes, not as strategic solutions and a 'new normal.' A shift in thinking from old HR paradigms is needed," advises Andrew Karpie, chief analyst of The Research Platform and author of the whitepaper. "Many of the skill and knowledge gaps opening up in 21st century enterprises are starting to be and will increasingly be filled with shorter engagements of a variable-sometimes on-demand-non-employee workforce. It's the 21st, not the 20th century-an attitude adjustment is long overdue."
The whitepaper outlines a number of factors and issues, including:
"We have noted a shift in the development of the Task-to-Talent space for some time due to changes in the economy and technological developments," said OnForce CEO Peter Cannone. "Long gone are the days of the full-time, 30-years-at-the-same-company worker who retires with a pension. We're seeing workers now who are self-employed or freelancers who understand that they are on their own. OnForce is providing solutions to help organizations secure qualified talent to perform short-term tasks, and the means to help manage that relationship."
"Task-To-Talent (T2T) Transformation: Why enterprise leaders need to understand and prepare their businesses for this different way of getting work done," is available for download here.
OnForce, a leader in SaaS technology-enabled workforce solutions, empowers companies of all sizes in all industries to gain a competitive edge in how work gets done. Its business model allows customers to rapidly grow their businesses, lower service costs, extend skill-sets, and generate new streams of revenue. For additional information, please visit www.onforce.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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