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What do you offer the contingent workforce?

The continued growth of the contingent workforce is transforming the professions we work in, but is professional development addressing this important shift?

A recent report from the US Government Accountability Office estimates that just over 40% of the country’s workforce is made up of contingent workers and this is expected to grow to 50% by 2020. The Brandon Hall Group released the results of its 2017 study noting 90% of the organizations surveyed are using contractors and intend to increase their spending on contingent labor in 2018.

Not all freelancers are full-time independent contractors. Many manage contract work on the side to supplement their income while some seek to gain necessary experience to make their next career move. The Brandon Hall Group reports, “organizations are most likely to use independent contractors consistently or frequently (51%), followed by paid interns (47%), part-timers (36%), and labor from an agency or staffing firm (34%).

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