Kevin Akeroyd, CEO of PRO Unlimited, Discusses the Expanding Gig Economy on ‘Straight Talk’ with HR.com

POSTED BY PRO UNLIMITED | DECEMBER 23RD, 2020

PRO CEO Kevin Akeroyd made a recent appearance on HR.com’s ‘Straight Talk’ to discuss how he has adjusted as the new CEO of PRO Unlimited, the role of technology in contingent workforce management among other topics.

Kevin also spent an amount of time highlighting the importance of contingent workforce management. Here is what he had to say:

“The contingent workforce management industry is incredibly important right now. As the marketplace has evolved in recent years, contingent labor has emerged as the “workforce of the future.” Empowered knowledge workers have more employment choices than ever, with many taking advantage of and pursuing contingent work opportunities. According to the Intuit 2020 report, “Over the next decade, the number of contingent employees will increase worldwide. In the U.S. alone this segment will exceed 40 percent of the workforce in 2020.”

“At the same time, organizations worldwide are exploring new avenues for leveraging the advantages a contingent workforce offers, such as access to talent, greater flexibility, innovation, cost reduction and protection against financial risk. Additionally, it is becoming a large spend category and is now an enterprise valuation driver. So it is front and center with the CFO. This has not always been the case. The industry has transformed from a small temp-staffing niche to a C-suite strategic priority over the past 30 years. This transformation not only includes change within talent and procurement programs, but also highlights an explosion of innovation and new technology platforms. These platforms, including the technology stack, are going to evolve, and more importantly need to evolve.”

To read what other insights Kevin had to give about the contingent workforce management industry, click here to read the full article.



If you’re interested in learning more about how PRO is helping organizations implement winning contingent workforce programs globally, please contact a PRO representative at 800.291.1099 or email at info@prounlimited.com.

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