Contingent Staffing Solutions @work – the NEW permanent workforce FOR SOURCING

September 5, 2012

CONTROL HEADCOUNT – SPEND STRATEGICALLY – MANAGE RISK – STREAMLINE HIRING – SAVE MONEY

Did you know that today, it is estimated that up to 20% of the global workforce is Contingent? And that by 2030, it is expected that 50% of workers will be contingent. Those are staggering numbers and we’re not talking about unskilled or lower level administrative labour or the more traditionally used IT contract  personnel. Demand for Professionals, Managers, Technical Experts, Knowledge Workers and Executives are multiplying  and they are now and will be swelling the ranks of the NEW permanent workforce . It’s a NEW world at work. Contingent workers of today, and of the not too distant future have been rapidly expanding to address the need for a highly flexible extremely well skilled and nimble workforce.  Today’s workplace is certainly changing.

Companies have had to find ways to stay sharp and competitive in the Global marketplace. Contingent workers have opened up a world of opportunity for on-demand access to expertise while keeping a watchful eye on the bottom line. In a very real way, it has been a panacea for helping to balance the bottom line in very tough times.

More and more executives are building their budgets these days similar to the way IT and Engineering executives have been doing for about 20+ years, with large expense components (contingent dollars) and less demand for increased headcount and salaries. That’s music to anyone doing budgets today or trying to get budgets approved.

 The revelation of “why hire” and try to keep that labor busy in quiet times when one can “rent” for peak workloads is a very appealing business concept. The realization that it takes a different talent, and more of it, to build something, in any field, than it does to maintain it, is once again illuminating the landscape of businesses as executives see cost savings and quality opportunities in professional categories other that IT and Engineering. Executives realized years ago employers needed much more workforce flexibility to respond to a rapidly changing business environments.

 More recently, other professional categories, such as Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Change Management & Logistics for example have too changed dramatically as the need for Contingent staff in these areas has boomed. Just in the last twenty four months, the shift from permanent staffing to Contingent hiring in these categories has been great and in very high demand.

As specialists in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Category Management, Operations/Planning & Change Management to Business, Retail & Manufacturing,Argentus is uniquely positioned to provide the best contingent positions and staff in these categories.

Contingent Staffing Solutions @Work (Argentus’ Contingent Business) helps with contract staffing management services to enable employers to: consolidate their hiring processes, respond to variable business conditions and ensure they have access to a readily available very highly skilled talent pool.

Our Contract Staffing model is a  Win – Win for our clients as well as our candidates and we are uniquely positioned to access the talent our clients need. because this is the area we specialise in.

For organisations of all sizes, we provide a stable platform for true scalability without the risk inherent in the creation of permanent positions. This provides an enhanced level of control to provide headcount when they need it and deliver projects on time and within budget. More importantly, our unique boutique focus provides access to specialized skills and experience that are not needed full-time but are essential to maintain true competitive advantage.

We have been doing some really exciting work with a number of notable organizations (Financial Services & Communications to name a few) who are actively engaging us for ongoing large Project and Implementation work in the Strategic Sourcing space. And the interest is growing rapidly.

If your company is looking for on-demand access to Professional Contingent staffing or is even considering this model, Argentus has the experience with complex Contract Workforce Management initiatives to advise you appropriately. We can show you the advantages that exist using a Contingent Workforce to control costs and take advantage of the NEW permanent workforce.

 Over and out

Bronwen

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