The business landscape is going through a metamorphosis, particularly in regards to how organizations bring in employees. Outsourcing and freelance work is becoming increasingly popular in a variety of industries, which is changing the way organizations manage employee data. Unfortunately, a number of companies simply don't have the technological resources to facilitate this change.
According to a survey of 5,000 executives across the globe conducted by Oxford Economics and SAP, more than 80 percent of organizations will rely on contingent or temporary workers by 2020. These individuals cannot be managed the same way a business would handle its traditional employees. There are many factors to consider and these have to be managed with the right data software.
Mike Molinaro, senior vice-president for HR operations at the engineering group Meggitt, discussed some of these with Computer Weekly.
"We are all going to have more contingent workers. What do we do about it ? Do we train them? Do we indoctrinate them in our company values? If we don't its going to change our company culture," he said.
The problem is that only 38 percent of organizations say they have the data they need to effectively manage this shift and increase the number of contingent workers. Of those, only 42 percent said they know how to extract the data they need.
This is an exciting opportunity for VARs and MSPs. Not only are more organizations going to be reaching out to them to fill IT services roles rather than bringing in internal employees, VARs and MSPs can also help solve some of these data systems gaps companies are struggling with. Of course, this requires bringing in the right talent to fulfill the needs of their clients. VAR Staffing can help with this effort by identifying and recruiting the best people for these roles.