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Collaborative conference experience to manage your nonemployees

Staffing Industry Analysts’ CWS Summit is the one time a year that many contingent-workforce managers have the opportunity to consider their nonemployee workforce in a different light and are exposed to other options to overcoming their program management challenges. This past year has seen radical change in technology and services. You have so much more access to talent than a few years ago, and in many cases, you need much less human interaction in the acquisition process. The CWS Summit [1] brings new ideas and providers to one place. Attendees have the opportunity to speak with new providers and long-standing providers, most of which have a new bag of tricks to discuss.

At the end of the day, a CW program is only as good as its suppliers’ ability to deliver people with the right skill levels when as needed. The new Collaboration in the Gig Economy [1] conference, which directly follows the CWS Summit, explores the affect the enterprise buyer has on its supply chain’s ability to delivering the highest quality talent to your organization. It makes sense to collaborate with your supply chain and gain a better understanding of how your processes and guidelines affect their ability and desire to provide you with their best talent. This event is focused on supply chain optimization, where you will walk away with a different appreciation for what happens once you need a resource to meet your end user/client need.

In addition, there is a track on the human cloud, which will explain what it is and how varied the services from human cloud companies are, so you can decide what is the best fit your organization. The advancements in recruitment with artificial intelligence and machine learning will change the way we work. These providers represent a whole new way of putting people to work, which is likely to dominate as the millennials become the majority in the workforce.

The Collaboration in the Gig Economy event provides the opportunity to network with peers and discuss the pros and cons associated with adopting some of the changes as well as the risk of not moving forward with change. To get the most out of both of these events over the four days of learning and power-networking, consider these tips to walk away with new ideas, contacts to follow up with and action plans that you can implement easily when you return.