There is no shortage of reports that continue to highlight the continuing gender pay gap. According to the Fawcett Society, women’s pay lags 14% behind men’s in full-time employment. Or to put it another way, women effectively work for free between 9 November and the end of the year. Why is this the case 46 years after the UK’s Equal Pay Act? Part of the answer is legal loopholes but the issues are too complicated to be solved by legislation to enforce “equal pay for equal work” alone, and the answers are not simple.
In many areas of business contingent labour has become the norm, or at least an important element of a firm’s HR strategy. However, recruiting a contingent workforce brings with it a number of costs and risks, which is why many organisations turn to a Managed Services Provider (MSP) to keep these under control.
So what are the objectives that you should set if you are considering the appointment of an MSP? Well, the drivers behind any MSP agreement fall under four main headings:
Today’s graduates are the future. According to the accountancy firm Deloitte, millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025. While it is always dangerous to generalise, several surveys suggest that today’s millennial generation graduates aren't motivated by the same factors as previous generations, such as a job for life. They set greater value on a good work life balance and a sense of purpose beyond financial success.
Wouldn't it be great to go to work with a smile on your face knowing that you’re working for a business that's the best in your industry? Knowing your career is going places and you're surrounded by individuals whom you respect, who respect you, teams that share ideas and management who you feel can really enhance your skills?
Ensure first-day readiness to maximise contractor productivity
“First-day readiness” ensures they make a fast start and increase the likelihood that they will see your project through to a successful conclusion.
Handled correctly, on-boarding makes people excited to join your team. And that’s one of the key reasons why organisations outsource the recruitment of contractors and other contingent staff to a Managed Services Provider.