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Integrating a contingent workforce into your existing permanent staff can be challenging. Temporary workers often feel like they don’t belong, while employees see it as a threat to their job, even if that isn’t true. But when you’re experiencing a busy season, short-term workers can help take the load off everyone. So how can you more effectively integrate your contingent and existing workforce for harmony and productivity? Let’s take a closer look.

How to Integrate a Contingent Workforce

Total Talent

Total Talent refers to managing all types of workers, including permanent employees, contingent workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and other non-employee workers, as part of a single talent strategy. This approach is based on the recognition that the modern workforce is increasingly diverse and dynamic and that organizations need to be able to access a range of talent sources to meet their needs.

Traditionally, organizations have managed their permanent and contingent workers separately, with different systems and processes for each group. However, this approach can create silos and make managing talent effectively across the organization difficult. By adopting a Total Talent approach, organizations can gain a more holistic view of their workforce and improve their ability to attract, engage, and retain top talent. This approach can also help organizations to be more agile and responsive to changing business needs, as they can tap into a broader range of talent sources as required.

Solidify Your Company Culture

Solidifying company culture is critical for businesses to establish a strong sense of identity and purpose, increase employee engagement, and attract and retain top talent. Creating a strong culture will demonstrate your values to your contingent workforce. You want to define company values that align with the mission and vision and are communicated effectively. Lead by example from the top down. For a constructive company culture, recognize and reward positive behavior in the workplace and invest in employee development, including for your contingent workforce.

Vendor on Premise

A VOP is a managed service provider that includes on-site management and oversight of contingent workers. Working with a VOP can optimize your contingent workforce and improve productivity. It can streamline recruitment and onboarding, provide online support and supervision, manage compliance and risk, and maximize workforce planning.

Establish Shared Goals

A big mistake companies often make is treating their contingent workforce separately from their staff. But creating shared goals between every aspect of your workforce is far more effective in ensuring that everyone is working toward the same outcome. Communicate, involve everyone in goal-setting, encourage collaboration, align incentives, and provide training.

Make the Most Out of Your Workforce

About Anserteam Workforce Solutions

Anserteam Workforce Solutions represents North America’s very best staffing agencies aligned together to deliver world-class workforce management solutions. We offer end-to-end talent services that can be customized for any size business, utilizing our Managed Services Provider (MSP) model and Vendor Management Solutions (VMS) technology. Is your organization seeking a WBENC-certified diversity partner to provide measurable results and substantial cost savings?  Contact us today.