SAP Fuels Next Wave of Contingent Workforce Management

WALLDORF — Today’s workforce is markedly different than it was 10, five, even three years ago. It’s more global and multigenerational; more connected, mobile and digitally empowered; and more flexible. And according to a recent report from Ardent Partners, it requires a new approach and solutions to manage. On November 18, Christopher Dwyer, research director and vice president of Operations for Ardent, will present a modern framework for contingent workforce management and discuss how companies can leverage vendor management systems (VMS) to optimize their contingent workforce and drive competitive advantage during a webinar sponsored by SAP SE.

Smart employers beginning to realize the value of a nimble workforce. And they are tapping the expertise and resources they need, as they need them, to accommodate rapidly changing business and customer demands. According to Workforce 2020, a comprehensive global survey of more than 5,400 executives in 27 countries conducted by Oxford Economics, 83 percent of companies will be increasing the use of contingent, intermittent or consultant employees.  Ardent expects current numbers will grow 30 percent over the next three years.

As companies move to more flexible operating models, they need systems that address the complexities of engaging contingent workers across all categories — from traditional temporary labor to complex contingent labor and independent contractors — and provide a comprehensive and flexible approach for managing them alongside permanent workers that is fully integrated with all other business processes.

And according to Dwyer, “VMS technology has risen as the most viable option in the marketplace due to its maturity, evolution and progression in ability to deliver the capabilities and functionalities to address the requirements of the modern and future workforce.”

Many leading companies are already leveraging VMS solutions to engage and manage tomorrow’s workforce today. Cisco Systems, a worldwide leader in networking, is among these companies and executive DJ Johnson will join Dwyer on the November 18 webinar to share his company’s approach to total talent management and outline how it is leveraging solutions from Fieldglass, now part of SAP, to:

  • Enable workforce planning decision support
  • Determine critical skills needed to support the business across all worker populations
  • Drive value-based human capital strategies and execution

Register for the free event and receive a complementary copy of the Ardent report, VMS: the Nexus of Contemporary Contingent Workforce Management, here.

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