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Considerations for contingent worker training

Skills development is an economic imperative. The need to understand where this trajectory is going and keep up with rapid workplace change is a huge challenge involving many organisational stakeholders.  This includes the need for individuals to have the right learning available to them. Workplace training spans a number of areas: safety & compliance, job…

Due diligence management in the contingent workforce

The responsibility of due diligence never goes away. It merely changes. Safety, technology and the law surrounding due diligence in contractor management were hot topics in Adelaide at the 2019 National Safety Council Australia Foundation’s breakfast forum. WorkSafe (safety), Sparke Helmore (legal) and Sitepass (system) presented expert opinions on the topic of contractor management and…

Harnessing The Power of The Growing Contingent Workforce

We know that the traditional ways of working are becoming a design of the past, making way for a more flexible working space. The workforce has seen rising numbers in contract or ‘contingent’ workers; but what does this mean for company leaders?  What are the challenges and how can leaders attract, engage and take full…

Challenges of Managing Remote Employees

Is there a lack of trust between employers and their remote workforce? More and more businesses face the reality of remote working. Therefore, tackling the challenges of managing remote employees is crucial. If managed correctly, this could really be the key to a happy, productive workforce; however, many businesses fall into the same traps over…

Training the contingent workforce

External factors – including demographic upheaval, globalisation, digital technology, and changing social values and worker expectations, are disrupting business models and radically changing the workplace. These are requiring both workers and businesses to adapt and change the way they work, and for governments to rethink approaches to socioeconomic policies. The gig economy, robotics, and cognitive…

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