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Employers are becoming better at managing contract workers and temporary labor

Posted on October 25th, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

In a recent survey of more than 40 leading management service providers and vendor management service companies, Staffing Industry Analysts found that businesses are becoming increasingly proficient and organized while managing temporary and contract workers.

One of the main components of these advancements is the use of technology, allowing companies to spread their reach to labor around the world, especially in the consulting and project services industries.

Growing technology also allows for payrolling of contract and temporary workers to be more reliable and consistent. These workers can often punch in from wherever they are stationed, and employers can monitor tasks and progress remotely.

Forbes magazine explains that as the economy continues to struggle, companies are turning to contract and temporary workers to supplement their workforce. These professionals may require a slightly different management style, as they sometimes work off-site or with irregular hours.

"With my in-house staff, we can have an impromptu meeting and there's constant feedback," Stephen Funari, founder of Law Firm Suites, tells the publication. "The contractors require very set times to communicate and clear goals and deadlines. It's a lot of upfront work for me, but it's worth it to get them performing at the level I need them to." 

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