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CWS Summit brings data to the intersection of talent and technology

Today is the final day for Staffing Industry Analysts’ CWS Summit conference in Dallas, which brought together more than 1,100 contingent workforce managers, suppliers and others to discuss the latest trends impacting the contingent workforce.

This year’s theme is “the intersection of talent and technology”; anecdotally, direct sourcing is generating much interest.

One of the big takeaways from the conference is a view of the trends shaping the contingent workforce landscape. A panel to help wrap up the conference is set for this afternoon. However, SIA’s John Nurthen, executive director of global research, and Bryan Peña, senior VP of contingent workforce strategies outlined some of the key insights from SIA’s own research in 2018 in a panel on Tuesday.

Some of those findings:

And just as the CWS Summit comes to a close today, the Collaboration in the Gig Economy [1] conference is also set to begin in Dallas tomorrow. It will cover the latest developments in the gig economy — from online staffing and human cloud platforms to the newest advances in technology.