Learn how the employment landscape is changing and the best ways to manage non-traditional employees, such as freelancers or independent contractors. Understand the three major considerations (strategy, procurement, and accountability) that can help you integrate their work into ongoing operations.
- More and more workers are operating outside the…traditional confines of regular, full time employment.…They may be free agents or elancers, that is freelancers…in the digital world who work for themselves.…Or they may be employees of an…organization your firm is allied with.…Employees of an outsourcing or…temporary help firm or even volunteers.…Last year, almost 18 million people worked as…non-standard employees for 15 hours or more a week.…Software maker Intuit estimates that 40% of the American…workforce will be non-standard employees by 2020.…
It's already happening now in a number of industries.…For example, 90% of the hands-on crew in an…off-shore oil exploration project work for contractors.…On any given day, experts estimate as many as 20%…of American workers may be non-standard employees.…Large scale hiring of non-standard employees…offers rewards as well as risks.…In terms of the kinds of work available,…it's not just low level clerical tasks.…
It's also managerial and professional work.…Think accounting and finance,…
Wayne first outlines the characteristics of freelancers, contractors, and elancers, and what they look for in an employer. He then reviews the management challenges involved in leading an on-demand team, and the implications for HR professionals responsible for developing a global supply chain of talent. He also considers critical legal issues: how to protect proprietary information, how to avoid violations of compensation and benefits laws, and how to distinguish nonemployees from employees of an organization. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the issues facing employers and employees in the on-demand economy.
- Who are on-demand workers?
- Developing a management strategy
- Incentivizing on-demand workers
- Hiring and developing
- Managing risk with outside workers
- Understanding the legal issues