22nd September, 2015 to 23rd September, 2015 @ Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney, Jamison Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Rise of the Freelancer – Using Technology to Gain Greater Control & Demonstrate an ROI
This is our fourth Contingent Workforce Conference (CWF) and while the market has moved forward many issues remain the same but have just become more complex.
What is new is that we are seeing an increased use of Freelancers. That is, Statement of Work Contractors who can be readily procured to substitute for expensive consulting resources. These can be procured from a variety of sources but need to be managed just like all other Contingent Resources.
We are also seeing many organisations implementing and using Vendor Management System (VMS) technology and trying new Contingent Workforce Models. There is an increased competition for Contingent Resources as organisations have demands for similar skills and technologies. We are seeing an unprecedented number of large organisations implementing a consolidated contingent workforce, able to be supplied in a consistent way with agreed rates and margins, and importantly with minimised risks.
Yes, the market is commencing to mature but still has a very long way to go. That elusive On-Demand Workforce where you have access to skills when required rather than paying for them all the time is closer, but still not here.
This year’s event has been designed for both organisations starting out and those who are on the way to getting the basics right. Both have in common wanting to improve the supply chain and management of the contingent labour for the least cost and risk.
In terms of people, this event is targeted at Recruitment and Procurement Professionals. So, what’s in store for 2015? This year’s topics have been guided by attendee feedback and include:
We guarantee a conference format that is participative and practical with plenty of opportunity to share ideas. Plus you’ll gain valuable insights from the impressive line-up of subject matter experts set to speak this year.
We also guarantee to provide in one place, technology that you can see and touch, experienced consultants and practitioners who have implemented contingent workforce models, and importantly networking to exchange ideas to solve business problems.
View last year’s photos and presentations: