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Talent Strategies for Employing Contractors and External Workers
LVCC N258-260
Tuesday 06/25/2019 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Consultation, HR Expertise
Workplace Application:
Gain insights from an extensive investigation of practices for accessing, recruiting and managing the growing segment of external labor in the workforce. 

The future of work will involve the employment of a lot more external, contingent, contract and temporary workers. Many companies say could not operate without external employees and rely on them extensively to meet business needs; their use is expected to grow in almost every industry. A large-scale research project conducted by SHRM and SAP SuccessFactors explores the key challenges created by increasing reliance on external workers. Review the findings and learn how to build a strong culture that integrates internal and external workers in a way that maximizes collaboration and minimizes conflict.

Learning Objectives:

  • Questions to ask and factors to consider when discussing when and how to use external workers, with the C-suite, operations leaders, managers and independent contributors.
  • The different types of external workers, their motives and career goals.
  • How to source, select, hire, onboard, engage, develop and motivate high-quality external workers without creating legal risk.
  • The role of technology in the ability to efficiently manage and transition external workers into and out of the organization.
  • Handling turnover and knowledge transfer.
  • Impact on the attitudes of full-time employees.
Trent Burner, SHRM-SCP Photo
Trent Burner, SHRM-SCP, Vice president, Research ,
Liz Supinski Photo
Liz Supinski, Director, Research Projects, ,
Steven T. Hunt Photo
Steven T. Hunt, Senior vice president, Human Capital Management Research,
SAP SuccessFactors
Autumn Krauss Photo
Autumn Krauss, Principal scientist,
SAP SuccessFactors