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Gigger, Patchworker, Free lancer or contingent workforce? Alternative types of work

Gigger, Patchworker, Free lancer or contingent workforce? Alternative types of work
August 14, 2012 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Cynthia Bergallo, Vice President(Okkralabs)
Now more than ever before, the concept of “work” is changing. We are dissecting it, and so are employers; there are serious consequences that are only beginning to show themselves. The implications for the future of work are terrible and horrifying if you ask the average 9-to-5 worker. However there is a new opportunity for those who decide to work on their own terms and reinvent their life. What is a job, exactly? Is it a set of responsibilities we perform in a six-by-six-foot cubicle? Is it any set of tasks that provides us with health insurance and some paid time off? Do we need to live in the same state where our job has an office, or can we be located someplace else? Or maybe switch the location we live year after year? Which are the elements that are the most important to employers and employees? Why every HR executive needs to understand this growing workforce referred to by many different terms including contingent workers, giggers, temps, consultants, independent contractors, and freelancers. Whatever the label, these workers currently account for nearly one-third of the U.S. workforce, and that number is predicted to rise, due in part to the combination of a slow economic recovery and technological advances that make data sharing seamless and readily available to the masses. The continued rise in unemployment numbers across the world, lack of corporate loyalty from employees, and a willingness by corporate managers to outsource in order to “only pay for what they can use” are some of the reasons why you as an HR leader, executive or consultant should be aware of the growing contingent workforce so as to deal with employees, contractors or free lancers, managers that would like to outsource or yourself in the event you would like to become a patchworker yourself and change your current life
Who Should Participate
Target audience would be HR Professional in general and business unit manager that are looking for talent and would like to understand current tendencies in worldwide labor market. Particularly for IT or telecommunications managers which are facing hard time filling technical jobs in a full employment industry
What You Will Learn
At the end of this session participants will be able to: - Understand current tendencies in workforce planning, - Enhance the understanding of a great portion of the technical workforce, - Understanding of the Patchworker agenda – Identify specific locations for sourcing talent based on the type of economy: manufacturing, or service-centric. – Assists C level executives, Directors and department Managers that are looking for efficiencies in using an alternative workforce.
Recommended Resources
Who are the Turkers? Worker Demographics in Amazon Mechanical Turk The 9-to-5 Cure By: Kristin Cardinale Drake Bennett, “The End of the Office... and the Future of Work,” The Boston Globe, January 17 2010 Wikipedia, s.v. “Crowdsourcing,”
Human Resources Management
Staffing and Recruitment
Workforce Planning and Analytics
Labor Trends
Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Employment Contracts
Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange
Online Staffing and Sourcing
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Okkralabs is a technology consulting and services company where engineering innovation, technology product development, and design are at the core of our competencies. We also serve our customers from USA and Europe to find technical resources in LA
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Randstad US L.P.
Although the speaker was very knowledgable and was able to talk throughout the presentation she was often talking about subjects that did not relate to the presentation slide. It was difficult to take notes and try to learn the subject matter as she took very few pauses from speaking. I'd encourage her to try to put more of the important points that she mentioned while speaking into the presentation itself. 3 / 5
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Daytona State College
I feltt this was delivered in more of a defining tone with too little strategies for using the best qualities of the various types of workers. What type of project would you use combinations on? What combinations do you feel are more effective? Did I miss those mentions? 3 / 5
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B.M. SQA Consulting
The presentor was not really highly qualified in the area: she is not familiar with the insourcing process going on in several IT developing areas is the US usually located nearby colleges and univercities that are backing thisese processes 3 / 5
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