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Contingent workforce users are becoming more sophisticated, Staffing Industry Analysts President Barry Asin said during his keynote speech Tuesday on the state of the global contingent workforce at the CWS Summit Asia Pacific conference in Singapore.

CW users are moving from tactics such as vendor management systems and managed service providers on a local basis to more strategic, more global strategies, Asin said.

One example: 52% of large staffing buyers surveyed said they planned to integrate contingent work with their workforce planning process within the next two years, Asin said, citing Staffing Industry Analysts’ research.

Strategic workforce planning is a process where an organization develops a long-term, proactive approach to strategically assess and access multiple forms of talent engagement.

Asin also said more large buyers especially in the region are investigating “total talent management” into the future. Total talent management is a model of workforce management that includes both an organization’s permanently hired workers and contingent workers.

But even as buyers become more sophisticated, globalization and advancing technology also bring change.

The CWS Summit Asia Pacific ended today.