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Temporary is the New Permanent

DMN Newswire  February 16 2011 04:37:37 PM

While the effects of the protracted recession on staffing are irrefutable – most organizations have increasingly turned to using temporary workers to meet changing staffing needs – the trend will likely continue long after the post-recession era. And new research on the use and management of contingent workers from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) shows that using contingent workers strategically is something few organizations have mastered.

The survey found that higher-performing organizations are much more likely to use contingent workers in operations, tech and support functions and increasingly, highly skilled functions such as engineering and legal and financial areas and use these workers for much longer durations. Their lower-performing counterparts are much more likely to use contingent works in managerial functions. Why are these important distinctions?

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