The Global Talent Contingent #102

The mission of this International Contingent Workforce digital publication is to share the top, recent workforce and compliance news and happenings from around the world.

The Global Talent Contingent

The way talent is sourced and engaged around the world is constantly changing. Platforms and talent marketplaces make it easier to find the best talent anywhere in the world. Regulation and compliance mandates govern worker engagement and can expose businesses to risk if not adhered to. Stay ahead of the curve with The Global Talent Contingent. Kathryn Hopkins

Welcome to The Global Talent Contingent #102!  The mission of this International Contingent Workforce digital paper is to share the top, recent news and happenings as measured by social media conversations and rankings by our multi-national experts.  We hope this broadcast provides the information required to stay informed in a quick-to-read format.

Why Is Workforce Planning Important for the Growth of my Company?

The events of 2020 threw a major spanner in the works for companies around the world. As a result, businesses have realized the importance of workforce planning in an organization and many have had to reevaluate their workforce planning both domestically and globally. Learn more HERE about the benefits of strategic workforce planning.

Hire the Best Talent, the Right Way, Anywhere

It is clear from the available data that in most industries hiring slowed down as a result of COVID-19.  But while hiring slowed down, there was an increase in remote working and in some verticals, businesses struggled to find the skilled talent they needed to fill open roles.  TUNE IN to to listen to Javier Romeu interviewed about conducting business globally, navigating the different cultures and their subtleties and advice about how to hire talent, the right way, globally.

Contractor Salary GuideContingent Workforce Salary Benchmark Report

Even though contractors make up a third of most organization’s workforce, there’s a significant knowledge gap in the market around how much they are paid. In today’s war for talent, it’s essential for companies to fully understand the external factors that shape contractor pay. CXC has released our Contingent Workforce Salary Benchmarking Report, analyzing rates across our entire Australasian contractor base. With this salary benchmarking report, you now have the opportunity to assess how your contractors are paid against the market: as well as the factors that have contributed to shaping contractors’ pay over the last few years.  Access the report HERE.


eBook: COVID-19 and the long-term impact on the contingent workforce in North America

The 2020 pandemic has changed the workforce dynamic overnight. Never before have organizations had to go through such a period of forced evolution.  With employers having to suddenly institute mass remote working, introduce new ways of collaboration and reassessing their ways of engaging workers, it’s fair to say that the change has been dramatic, acute and virtually instant.  That’s the immediate transformation of working, but what about five years, ten years, twenty years down the track?  DOWNLOAD our free e-book and and dive into this topic, to examine how the world of work has potentially irreversibly changed.

How Do High Earning Freelancers See The Future Of Independent Work?

Jon Younger has published another brilliant article in Forbes. This piece takes a look at earning freelancers such as engineers, marketers, product developers and designers and delves into their thoughts on the current and future landscape of independent work. Read more HERE.

A Public-Run Gig Economy Platform? Unlikely. But Healthcare Example Provides Policy Lessons

Should governments be in the gig economy marketplace business?  “A government-run gig economy platform, which could infuse competition into marketplaces that have historically been thought of as “winner take all” and could protect for gig workers’ interests and that of the public.”  It would certainly be major development if governments were to get involved in gig economy marketplaces. Let us know what you think!


This is how the workforce will change in the next five years, says CXC Global CEO Peter Oreb

Contingent workforce, paired with the rise in technology and innovation, is becoming an integral part of the global workforce demographics. It’s time to embrace this transformation.

Read the full interview HERE.


When you introduce diversity to the company, you get innovation. The interaction between the permanent employees and contingent workforce usually presents interesting views you won’t get if both groups work in silos. Peter Oreb, CEO



Is your business planning on investing in upskilling or training for your employees to adapt your workforce to the future of work? Upskilling and reselling are a much more viable and cost-effective method of filling in the gaps needed in an organization. Upskilling can lead to a more well-rounded, trained workforce that can increase your team’s effectiveness.


Hourly Staffing In The New Normal: How To Succeed In Hiring

Transparency in the labor market for hiring hourly workers is becoming more desirable to ensure success for employers. Historically, labor markets have been somewhat opaque. Talking about salary and pay rates was a no no. In today’s world, many hourly workers now talk openly about their pay and many employers are beginning to post hourly rates openly because they can’t compete without doing so. Read the full article HERE.

Satisfied employees can reduce IT skills shortage gap in APAC

The demand for skilled workers in technology will only increase as the region increasingly digitalizes. Organizations in the APAC region will need to upskill their current workforce to reduce IT skills shortages. Europe and US organizations are slowly adjusting to the skills shortage gap by reskilling their employees or bringing in employees from APAC with lucrative offers.

Changing labour landscape blogHybrid work is coming to big tech. Its contractors might not be so lucky

‘s Bryan Menegus has hit on a vital message in this piece. In recent months, there has been lots of talk about returning to the office for employees. Many larger enterprises have created strategies for the return to either full time or hybrid work. However, contractors and freelancers have been left out of the conversation.



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