Among the findings of the report, 46% of procurement and business leaders rank “access to quality talent or resources” as their “most challenging” pain point in their contingent workforce strategy. They have trouble filling assignments or engaging the right resources quickly and effectively.
At the same time, only 19% of procurement and business leaders feel their extended workforce approach is aligned with a broad corporate strategy and process. The lack of a firm connection between business strategy and the use of extended workforce resources stands in the way of improving their access to critical talent.
Based on a 2021 survey commissioned by AGS and conducted by WBR Insights, the report explores the challenges associated with agile staffing and extended workforce procurement. The survey included phone interviews with 100 business leaders across the US and Canada, all in executive, director or senior management roles with procurement as part of their focus.
Findings in the report point to a challenging business environment as organizations draw from an increasingly complex mix of permanent employees, contingent workers and services providers. Notable areas of priority and concern include:
“The global extended workforce is growing more complex, creating challenges and opportunities for companies around the world,” notes AGS Senior Program Executive, Service Excellence, Procurement Solutions, Joe David. “From accessing talent, to boosting workforce visibility, managing costs and improving worker classification, this report sheds light on many of the issues AGS is helping procurement and business leaders face every day. We’re pleased to share insights that can help organizations create more informed procurement strategies for a lasting business advantage.”
“Getting Strategic About the Extended Workforce” is part of a series of workforce strategy publications AGS is producing to highlight how smart solutions and technology are transforming the way companies get work done. The report is available to download here: https://learn.allegisglobalsolutions.com/en-us/getting-strategic-about-the-extended-workforce.
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