Subadhra Sriram's Blog

The Age of Man

It’s not always about money. Contrary to conventional wisdom and cynics, workers want to be kept on their toes. And it doesn’t really matter if they are contingent or an employee; they want interesting, challenging projects. People want to make a difference. A recent conversation with Manpower CEO Jeff Joerres revealed that he is betting on the same principle. He is betting on people, on talent.... More

What's In a Name?

When it comes to contingent workers, a lot. Here’s why. One contingent worker might consider him- or herself an independent contractor, another a freelancer, still another a statement of work (SOW) consultant. Yes, all these names are part of the contingent workforce world. But here’s the twist:  the chosen verbiage is indicative of certain things, such as which industry the worker is in.... More

What Are You But Your Reputation?

This could be a bumper sticker for this decade. Between social media and the zillion other forms of communication open to folks out there, it can take just one disgruntled worker going public and your company is facing a PR nightmare.  Remember Walmart anyone?  Add to this mix the fact that many of these workers are not really your employee –but a temporary worker -- and the plot thickens.... More