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4 Steps For Collecting And Leveraging Diversity Data To Reach DE&I Goals

The contingent workforce continues to make an increasingly larger impact and business-critical contribution to organizations around the world. Research from Ardent Partners and the Future of Work Exchange found 49% of the average workforce is contingent labor. Despite the rising impact of contingent talent, organizations haven’t historically prioritized their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) compared to full-time employees. But this is starting to change. According to a report from Staffing Industry Analysts, 26% of companies viewed DE&I for the contingent workforce as a priority in 2020. Today, 55% plan to prioritize it within the next two years. Considering the rising use of contract workers, evaluating an organization’s diversity as a whole must include the contingent workforce.

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