How often do we still hear HR and Recruitment heads working hard on their graduate and permanent hires? From the candidate experience to the onboarding and smooth sailing start, we are all always focused on the majority yet fast declining workforce population whilst completely ignoring the needs and experience of the minority yet fast increasing external workforce.
If we are to go by all the famous predictions, by the end of 2020 the majority of our workforces will be an almost equal split in terms of perm and contract hires. In practical reality, our businesses may be moving slightly slower than the predictions. Then, it is no wonder that the trends and the individual preferences are showing promising signs of this shift.
Regardless of the exact dates and years of when the shift takes place, the key is to understand that nurturing all talent is now equally important, not just the permanent workforce. The majority of you may agree this is a no brainer if you look internally at your teams and business. Especially in HR and Talent related priorities, this may still not be part of your tactical or strategic plans anytime soon. Here are real opportunities and urgencies to start getting on board with the idea of total talent mobilisation and engagement.
3 Reasons to Nurture Your External Workforce
Let’s go through the top 3 reasons why hiring teams and recruiters in all businesses need to nurture contractors;
- Contractors are in huge demand especially at short term notice. We have plenty of experience where we have spent days hiring or in most cases rehiring the same contractors.
- Let’s not forget the costs of re-sourcing the same or similar talent. This is in addition to time lost. These costs add to empty seats.
- Building a community that promotes brand advocacy and promotes the good work, thought leadership and learnings from contractor to contractor.
These 3 reasons why you should nurture your external workforce not only help save time and money but add huge value to your teams and contingent talent. You have their interests at heart and they are no longer treated as commodities. Humanizing your static talent pools is one of the best ways to engage and nurture them in this ever increasing world of automation and machine. Now you can nurture your talent for great contractor experience to engage and retain them faster and increase productivity for all.
Nurture Your External Workforce With InteriMarket
Know that once you start to explore this avenue, not only will you and your teams be super excited to work on the platform that combines great professional experience and end to end transactions for all parties involved but also gain amazing benefits internally for increased productivity, mobilised talent, and better candidate interactions and experience. Benefits of nurtured clouds outweigh any potential challenges you and your teams may have thought of in the set up, and if you are still unclear of the needs and benefits of a nurtured external workforce you can get in touch with us to see how InteriMarket is helping businesses manage their own talent clouds, with extensive engagement to nurture and retain this key talent group.