Alternative Workforce


The alternative workforce

Creating value and impact through the alternative workforce

To prepare for the future and continue to grow, organizations should build talent models that enable them to access and engage the full spectrum of talent, from traditional employees to alternative workers to robots. In particular, alternative ways of working are no longer anomalies, but mainstream and increasingly indispensable parts of how work gets done. This series explores topics essential to effectively tapping into the alternative workforce.

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The radical acceleration towards the future of work caused by COVID-19 created challenges and tested the fortitude of organizations and workers in many different ways. HR stood at the precipice of these challenges, with their actions resulting in increased confidence shared amongst organizational leadership regarding HR’s current and future capabilities. Organizations adopted new working norms, with workers operating remotely or under safe, nonremote work arrangements to continue operations. As the nature of work itself changed, so too did the talent needs of businesses, who increasingly looked to both on- and off-balance sheet workers to meet those needs and achieve success in the new environment. This need for talent, coupled with recent credibility gains, provides HR with an opportunity to capitalize on current momentum and establish a new foundation for operating – one that extends HR’s influence, drives value, and achieves new outcomes by re-architecting work for both traditional and alternative talent.

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