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ATC 2013

As platinum sponsors of the Australasian Talent Conference (ATC) in May 2013, Harrier’s presentation on Blended Workforce Optimisation was well attended by 300 delegates from around the world.

Blended workforce optimisation: the death of permanent hiring?

In this session Kelly Quirk, CEO of Harrier Human Capital, explored the idea of the blended workforce – which brings together traditional talent acquisition with the management of independent contractors, suppliers and the contingent supply chain.

Kelly discussed how managing these traditionally separate processes in an integrated and strategic way can deliver significant benefits to organisations around strategy alignment, organisational flexibility, talent quality, cost control and compliance.

Kelly tracked the rise of the blended workforce and explored the following questions:

  • Does the rise of the blended workforce mean the end of the permanent hiring model?
  • Why is it important to get your blend right, even in an economic downturn
  • Could organisations be better a better place to work if they used a blended workforce approach?