White Paper

The State of Contingent Workforce Management 2018-2019: The Pursuit of an Agile Workforce

Friday, February 1, 2019


  • 42% of the average enterprise’s overall workforce today is comprised of nonemployee labor, a figure that is nearly 2.5-times bigger than it was ten years ago.
  • 71% of business leaders say that pressure to adapt is changing how they get work done.
  • 74% of businesses plan to adopt formalized “agile talent” strategy within the next two years.

The link between contingent workforce management and the evolving world of work is tangible, forcing enterprises across the globe to reimagine the current and future state of work optimization through innovative strategies for talent engagement and acquisition, business intelligence and analytics, and day-to-day operations. Increasingly consumerized and digitized, the modern enterprise must leverage the wealth of new tools and technologies in conjunction with the pursuit of agile talent to effectively optimize how work is done and drive superior business outcomes.

This independent research report by Ardent Partners seeks to present a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world of today’s contingent workforce by drawing on the experience, performance, and perspective of nearly 270 business leaders in procurement, human resources, human capital management, talent acquisition, and finance from across more than 25 industries.

In this survey-based report, you will…

  • Learn the current trends that are shaping the evolving world of work, from the newly found focus on business agility to the technological advancements.
  • Gain a detailed perspective on the “agile workforce” and its place within the shifting world of contingent workforce management.
  • Find new strategies, solutions, and approaches by learning the path tread by Best-in-Class contingent workforce management programs.
  • Discover a series of recommended actions and strategies for success that can help transform your contingent workforce program.
  • And much more.


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