How Large Corporations See Contingent Workers

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Holistic Talent Supply Chain Management is an HBR study sponsored by Kelly OCG, which is the outsourcing division of the large staffing firm Kelly Services. The study surveyed around 300 global business leaders to understand the talent challenges large organizations are facing and identify the best practices among leading companies working with external talent. For me the most interesting section of the study covers how large corporations view contingent talent.

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The Growing Importance of Talent Agents

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Examples include:  - Temporary Agencies such as Manpower and Kelly Services.    Our recent survey work as part of the MBO State of Independence study showed that independent workers are very concerned about job pipelines, unpredictable income streams and marketing their services.  Most people think of talent agents and talent agencies only work with movie and sports stars. 

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Many Working in the On-Demand Economy Are Business Builders

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The platforms that participated in the study are Lyft, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Upwork, TaskRabbit, Wonolo, MBO Partners, OnForce, Work Market, Catalant, Field Nation, Kelly Services and Avvo. Those reporting wanting or planning to start a business — about 20 percent of the survey respondents — use gig work to supplement their income while working on their business and/or are using the platforms to experiment with and test their ideas, products and services, and business models.

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The On-Demand Workforce Continues to Expand

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Participating platforms include Lyft, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Upwork, TaskRabbit, Wonolo, MBO Partners, OnForce, Work Market, Catalant, Field Nation, Kelly Services and Avvo. About 3.9 million Americans are working in the on-demand economy, up from 3.2 million this time last year. The number is forecast to grow to 9.2 million by 2021. This is about a 23% compounded annual growth rate. 

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