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Contingent Workforce Advisory Services

Contingent Workforce Advisory Services by HCMWorks

How our ADVISORY SERVICES can optimize your Contingent Workforce

HCMWorks is a leading North American consulting firm in the field of contingent workforce management. We offer an extensive portfolio of advisory services for organizations to gain a better handle on their contingent workforce. Whether you manage your workforce programs in-house or are looking for an outsourced solution, HCMWorks can support you in key areas to give you an extra hand, offer key industry insights and share best practices.

Why our clients choose us?

A key reason our clients choose HCMWorks is due to our vendor-neutral approach to both technology selection and staffing vendor selection. We work with all types of staffing vendors and technology providers, and recommend the best solution for your requirements, without having any links or affiliations with any of them. Our focus rests solely on supporting our clients’ contingent workforce management objectives, without any hidden staffing agenda or objectives.

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How our advisory services can optimize your contingent workforce

The on-demand, flexible workforce that contingent workers represent is a growing part of most organizations – as high as 35% by some estimates, and growing year-after-year. That being said, most organizations can be better prepared to deal with the complexities and intricacies of managing this often disparate workforce, spread across multiple departments, divisions and locations throughout organizations.

The challenges are compounded by a fundamental lack of visibility of headcount and spend, leading to process inefficiencies, waste and excessive time to fill key positions.

HCMWorks Contingent Workforce Advisory Services help you determine how to better access, retain and manage a fully optimized contingent workforce, as well as protect your business against the inherent risks of misclassification and co-employment that are part and parcel of working with contingent workers.

“The HCMWorks team was the foundation in the implementation of a contingent workforce managed solution which extends from the hiring process to the payment of consultants.  For more than 5 years, our partnership with HCMWorks enables us to effectively meet our objectives in accessing a large talent pool, all while controlling our costs.” 

Vendor Management Client

"I've been working for almost 10 years with the HCMWorks' team and I hope to continue for another 10 years.  Professional and passionate are few words that best describe this team. They offer excellent overall service and are always available for any inquiries. Their knowledge of the market makes them an asset for the business. I would not hesitate to recommend them." 

National Senior Manager Staffing Office

"Having had HCMWorks and their team of professionals supporting our contract resources over the past four years has been a pleasure. HCM experts continue to provide solid and consistent resource management, procurement and administration and we appreciate the efforts that they successfully offer. Having them on our team is a huge asset!" 

Senior Manager, Data Centres

OUR AREAS OF Contingent Workforce Advisory EXPERTISE:

Here are just a few areas in which our HCMWorks’ consultants can provide advice, drawing on decades of experience working with organizations large and small from varying industries:

Cost reduction strategies
Proven cost reduction and savings methodologies are available to help you achieve your cost savings objectives. With the help of our industry insights, experience and extensive knowledge of the total contingent workforce ecosystem, HCMWorks can unlock these large savings opportunities for your organization.
Optimizing the contingent procure-to-pay process
A well-designed contingent workforce management program starts with a best-in-class procure-to-pay process. From selecting the type of worker to sourcing the work competitively among your vendors, all the way to selection, management and payment, HCMWorks can support you in designing an optimal process to achieve your management objectives.
Contingent workforce sourcing strategies
We can help you gain access to additional talent acquisition and sourcing channels to gain a competitive edge in the human capital market. From competitively sourced workers, talent pools, to freelance management strategies, remote workers and Statement of Work (SOW) instruments, HCMWorks can help you find the best model for your organization.
Risk management strategies for directly / self-sourced contractors
Whether you hire Independent Contractors (IC/1099) or Temporary Workers (T4/W2s) directly, we can analyze and assess your current processes to help ensure that you are keeping an arms-length relationship with these directly sourced workers. In today’s changing labor economics, these worker types are coming under increasing scrutiny by government bodies, and HCMWorks can advise you on risk-reducing strategies and the implementation of best practices.
Staffing supplier (vendor) management
We go beyond basic supplier management practices. HCMWorks can help you source new suppliers or rationalize your current supplier base. Our extensive vendor-neutral experience in negotiating vendor agreements, discounts, rate cards and managing vendor performance, position us as a leader in this field.
Whiteboarding sessions identify core issues
HCMWorks can facilitate a 4-hour whiteboarding session for any contingent workforce areas you may be concerned about, to help map out key issues, identify areas for improvement and how to solve contingent workforce issues.
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