The Rise of the ‘Insourced’ Employee: Adding Intellectual Capital to the Workforce
Always a critical concern for organizations, ensuring a competent workforce has assumed increased importance for companies today. While they may have reduced talent during the recession, companies are cautiously adding more permanent employees even as they face growth. (A recent Bersin & Associates study shows pressure to meet the company’s growth strategies is the number one concern.) In addition, companies face increasing competition in the marketplace for top talent (the second major concern cited in that same study).
Compounding this issue more are those employees, retained through the recession, who are indicating that they are current flight risks. Furthermore, locating the required talent, particularly specialized talent, is increasingly difficult. The World Economic Forum reports that,
In this climate, organizations are tasked to find creative ways of recruiting and utilizing talent, relying on short-term experts to meet their business requirements.
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