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A Practical Guide to Managing Temporary Workers

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Prepare for Your Workforce of Tomorrow

Today’s economic reality is changing the traditional employment model. No longer is it assumed that everyone who works for you will be on your company’s payroll.

Alongside your regular employees might be temps, freelancers, and independent contractors, all offering a more cost effective and efficient model to address your human resource needs. At the same time, these arrangements can meet the needs of workers by giving them income, experience, skills, a work record, or perhaps just the flexibility to work when and where they want.

Utilizing a mix of regular and contingent workers, or even outsourcing the entire workforce, is one way to help reduce these costs and has become a more attractive employment model for many organizations. A Practical Guide to Managing Temporary Workers takes you inside this process. The use of contingent workers has burgeoned, especially since the Great Recession, and the businesses providing access to such workers have become increasingly numerous and sophisticated.

From developing a strategy and guidelines around contingent workers to training and treating them fairly, this book helps you gain a better understanding of the possible impact of these workers on your organization’s future and how you can manage them more effectively.

Book Details

  • ISBN: 9781947308664

  • Pages: 160

  • Publication Date: September 2018

  • Formats: Paperback, PDF

  • Product Code: 111802

About the Authors
Peter R. Garber

Peter R. Garber is the author of more than 50 books and training tools on a wide variety of human resource topics including the book More Turbulent Change published by ASTD. Garber has worked as a human resource professional for over 30 years and is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh.

Joseph Mack III

Joseph Mack III is a semiretired lawyer residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has practiced labor and employment law for more than 40 years as both a partner in a major Pittsburgh law firm and as in-house counsel to a Fortune 200 manufacturing company. Joe’s experience includes litigation of numerous actions under federal and state fair employment, labor relations, occupational safety and health, and contract laws, including representation of clients in trials, injunction proceedings, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and mediations.


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