Companies are taking a strategic approach to hiring contingent workers, whether as a cost-saving measure or a way to find skilled staff at short notice, says Catherine Mazy. But there are also legal risks to consider.
A panel of HR experts, FT journalists and practitioners discussed a wide range of issues around how to manage a multi-generational workforce. But participants stressed the need for caution in adopting simplified talent models that only work as broad generalisations.
Thanks to technology and globalisation, it is now possible to access the best talent anywhere in the world, but taking advantage of this enormous opportunity requires the specific ability to lead virtual teams, says Balvinder Singh Powar.