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The workforce continues to transform and traditional employees will soon be replaced by the contingent workforce. A research study conducted by Intuit predicted 40% of the US workforce will be contingent workers and more than 80% of large corporations will increase their use of the contingent workforce by 2020.

After the recent economic recession, organizations are taking a different approach to fulfill their workforce gaps by capitalizing on the contingent workforce. This allows organizations to meet project demands without making commitments to full time employees.

Why use the Contingent Workforce?

Close Skill Gaps

Organizations face the challenge of acquiring and retaining qualified candidates for high-demand disciplines such as IT and engineering. In order meet business objectives, employers leverage the flexibility of the contingent workforce to close skill gaps and execute projects as they arise.

Cost Savings

The adaptable nature of the contingent workforce lets organizations experience significant cost savings on administration and employee benefit packages.  Instead of maintaining full time employees in areas with project variability, employers can source appropriate candidates on a “just in time” basis to fit project scope and timeline specifications.

Time to Productivity

Typically upon hire, contingent workers can start working immediately, since employers’ source candidates that already hold critical skills necessary to complete the task at hand.  Time saved and increased productivity allows organizations to be more agile and responsive to fluctuating market conditions.

Qualified Talent for Quality Results

The contingent workforce provides more opportunity for organizations to utilize the most qualified candidates. Employers can secure employees on a contingent basis that have more applicable skills and knowledge than that of someone they could afford on a full time basis. This allows projects to be completed with high degree of quality to achieve optimal results.

Final Thought

There are many reasons why more and more organizations are opting to utilize the contingent workforce. However, employers must be equipped with the right tools to meet the requirements of managing the contingent workforce. UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that helps organizations proactively manage contingent workforce strategies.  UpGlide provides full visibility over contingent workforce investments and tools to effectively monitor projects from beginning to end.

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UpGlide is excited to announce that last week it entered into agreements with two national, well renowned MSP providers. Each of the new MSP partners are fully engaging UpGlide’s cloud-based vendor management system (VMS) technology to support of their contingent workforce programs with their end clients within the mid-market space.  The process consisted of an extensive evaluation process across numerous other tools in the market, both MSPs ultimately selected UpGlide as their VMS choice for the software’s customizability along with its feature robustness. UpGlide offers a program specific interface featuring a very unique pricing model within the industry that brings immediate financial return to its partners.

The litmus test for VMS tools is modern technology that allows users to easily manage vendor performance, mitigate risk, and process quality candidates to clients. UpGlide provides this and additional back office modules to create a comprehensive end to end solution.  “We are able to differentiate UpGlide in the market through continued strengthening of our software components that align to each unique MSP/end client strategy,” said Scott Aicher, COO of UpGlide. “We never propose a one-size-fit all technical solution. We configure our VMS to execute upon specific business criteria identified by the MSP program/end client.” UpGlide leverages customizability to modify application views, dashboard details, and technical framework to accommodate all contingent workforce programs within all industry segments.

“I am very excited about our new MSP partners committing to UpGlide and recognizing the unique value the tool provides to the mid-market segment of the industry.  With each engagement, we work diligently to create a technology solution that allows our MSP partners to grow their bottom line while ensuring their end clients remain extremely happy,” said Aicher. UpGlide continues to help MSPs overcome loop-holes existent in contingent workforce management through integration, innovation, transformation, and scalability.

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UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that creates diverse user experiences through versatility. Designed for multifunctional use, UpGlide’s vendor management system (VMS) is customizable to meet role-specific needs of end clients, MSPs, and staffing agencies within the contingent workforce ecosystem. UpGlide can be used to support any piece of the contingent workforce lifecycle, streamline program administration, and enable data exchange across external management systems.

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