Optimizing the Blended Workforce

“The sourcing strategy for a blended workforce will need to be agile, not just in terms of reacting quickly but also building strategic partnerships with a variety of solution providers to achieve the company’s staffing goals,” explains HR blogger Sharlyn Lauby. Are construction companies keeping up with the new definition of a blended workforce? Lauby defines it as the regular full-time and part-time staff plus contingent and/or freelance workers. She maintains that as employers struggle with the skills gap, the decision to retain a contingent worker will be based on skills and availability, not dollars.