New Research from Randstad Sourceright and Aberdeen Group Provides Best Practices for a Blended Workforce Strategy

   New Research from Randstad Sourceright and Aberdeen Group Provides Best
                  Practices for a Blended Workforce Strategy

Report Highlights the Benefits of Taking a Total Talent Approach to Drive
Successful Workforce Strategy

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2013

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Randstad Sourceright, a global talent
solutions leader, today announced the availability of a new research report,
sponsored by Randstad Sourceright and developed with Aberdeen Group. "Driving
a Blended Workforce Strategy: a Total Talent Approach" explores the impact of
integrating talent acquisition and contingent workforce management under a
single integrated blended workforce strategy.

The approach includes the increasing practice of using a single outsourcing
provider for both traditional talent acquisition and management of the
contingent workforce supply chain. Organizations have historically invested in
separate outsourcing providers to secure employees, leveraging Recruitment
Process Outsourcing (RPO) providers for full-time employees and Managed
Services Providers (MSP) for contingent labor. However, forward-thinking
companies recognize the benefits of using a single provider to supply all
talent, including traditional, full-time employees as well as the contingent
workforce and contractors.

"The contingent workforce and traditional employees are both vital to an
organization's talent strategy," said Teresa Creech, president, Managed
Services Programs, Randstad Sourceright. "An integrated approach to the
blended workforce requires the insight and strategic perspective to facilitate
change and drive results—and it requires an informed view of how companies are
addressing the same opportunity in their organizations. By shedding light on
top-of-mind concerns of companies across industries, this report provides a
valuable perspective for anyone involved in employee talent and contingent
workforce decision making."

"A growing number of today's leading organizations recognize the need for a
single integrated solution to address all talent needs, whether traditional
employees or the contingent workforce," said Rebecca Callahan, Randstad
Sourceright's president of Recruitment Process Outsourcing. "Through the
launch of this report, we're pleased to support thought leadership that
provides insight into blended workforce opportunities and challenges that
companies face today."

The new report highlights the drivers causing the shift to a comprehensive
solution that integrates traditional employee talent acquisition and
contingent workforce management, and the impact that such a strategy has on
organizational growth and performance. Key findings of the research include:

  oDrivers of a Blended Workforce – According to Aberdeen's 2012 Blended
    Workforce survey, the main reasons organizations seek an integrated
    approach to talent acquisition and contingent workforce supplier
    management revolve around cost and visibility. According to the report, 50
    percent of respondents cited controlling costs as the primary driver, but
    48 percent also cited the need for visibility into the entire talent
    supply as an important concern.
  oCollaboration, Strategy and Technology are Essential to Success – An
    integrated blended workforce strategy is widely recognized as a preferred
    approach to managing talent needs; however organizations often struggle to
    "connect the dot between traditional employee hiring and management of the
    contingent workforce supply chain." According to the survey, the top
    concerns for implementing a blended workforce approach include
    collaboration between key internal units (cited as a top priority by 54
    percent of respondents), followed by the definition of a defined strategy
    and the automation of key processes.
  oHR, Procurement and Business Leadership Perspectives – The key
    stakeholders in a blended workforce approach bring distinct perspectives
    to the strategy. Notably, HR is maturing in its ability to provide
    visibility into talent supply and demand, putting HR in a unique position
    to champion an integrated strategy. Procurement, traditionally viewed as
    an organization focused primarily on cost, plays a much wider role in
    contingent workforce strategy, ensuring quality as a part of overall
    value. Opportunities to better address talent needs, in terms of cost and
    quality, through an integrated strategy provide a great case for support
    by procurement. For business leadership, a blended workforce approach can
    improve alignment of talent strategy and business needs.
  oReliance on Analytics – There is a rise in the use of analytics within
    contract talent management programs. As talent is often spread across
    global locations and divisions, analytics can uncover regional or talent
    type data and provide intelligence to improve business planning. The
    research shows nearly half (48 percent) of organizations stated that they
    rely on analytics to support their blended workforce strategy.

"Driving a Blended Workforce Strategy: a Total Talent Approach" is now
available for complimentary download at

About Randstad Sourceright
Randstad Sourceright is a global talent leader, providing solutions and
expertise that help companies position for growth, execute on strategy, and
improve business agility. Our experience encompasses all facets of talent,
including traditional employees and the contingent, free-agent workforce. Key
offerings include Blended Workforce Solutions, Recruitment Process Outsourcing
(RPO), Managed Services Provider (MSP) programs, and Contingent Workforce
Services (CWS). As an operating company of Randstad, a $22.5 billion company
and the second largest HR services provider in the world, Randstad Sourceright
delivers the resources and deep capability companies need to optimize their
talent strategy for business growth and transformation. We are consistently
recognized for service excellence and innovation by industry organizations
such as Everest Group, HRO Today Magazine, NelsonHall, Bersin & Associates,
and Staffing Industry Analysts. To learn more, visit

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