I'm proud to announce that I will be presenting at the ATC Events' 3rd Annual Contingent Workforce Conference in Melbourne on the 2nd and 3rd of September.  I'll be running an unconference session on Evolving Towards Contingent Workforce Planning, and discussing ways that you can configure your workforce for leverage and agility.

Often when people embark upon workforce planning, they consider only their employees - of course, in many organisations, the workforce is more than the employees alone.  With the contingent workforce expected to make up 50% of Fortune 100 companies' workforces by 2020*, and the rise of crowdsourcing blurring the lines between the workforce and the consumer, it's more critical than ever that organisations take a holistic approach to workforce strategy.  After all, you need to attract, motivate, and retain contingent workers as well as employees. 

  Whether employees, contractors, or a combination, getting the right people on the bus requires a holistic approach   image: http://publicdomainarchive.com

Whether employees, contractors, or a combination, getting the right people on the bus requires a holistic approach image: http://publicdomainarchive.com

Flexibility is one of the lynchpins of workforce planning. How you leverage your workforce and configure it can dramatically impact business performance, and this session will explore some of the the metrics and approaches that are key in enabling you to create both leverage and agility.

I hope to see you in Melbourne in September, along with speakers from GE, Santos, Morgan Stanley, and Freelancer.com - if you'd like more information about the conference, you can find it at the official ATC Events site here.

* 2020 sounds futuristic, doesn't it?  But it's within most organisations' strategic planning timeframe!

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