Impact Workforce Solutions

In an often chaotic and unstable job market, stability and reliability is key, not only for companies seeking talent, but also for contingent employees. Workforce optimization strategies pair employers with supplemental staff based on each company’s specific needs. But workforce optimization doesn’t stop with employer priorities. To make sure everyone involved benefits, your contingent workforce must feel stable and supported throughout their contingent employee experience. Employers can then rely on a dedicated and happy workforce, and employees enjoy reliable work, benefits, and skill-building opportunities.

According to Forbes, “The leaders of people-centric companies understand that it’s people who make their company successful. These companies realize that when people feel valued and cared for, they do their work with stronger intrinsic motivation, a deeper sense of meaning, and a greater level of engagement. They go the extra mile simply because they want to contribute to an organization that cares about them.”

The contingent employee experience

When employers focus on improving the employee experience for their contingent workforce, there are several important questions to ask:

  • What’s missing from the contingent employee experience?
  • How can your company create more inclusivity for your contingent employees?
  • What is the benefits gap between your full-timeand contingent employees?
  • How can you bridge the gap so your contingent workforce feels as valued as your full-time employees?

Companies perform better when employees are engaged with their work and inclined to remain with their employer. Providing contingent employees with stability improves their workplace experience and increases the likelihood of retention — which provides your business with stability in turn.

Balancing employer and employee needs

A well-managed workforce, contingent or otherwise, works best when employee needs are addressed in balance with those of the employer. This people-first approach allows individual employees to achieve personal goals (e.g., skill building) and contribute to the broader success of your business. Employer’s often overlook or underestimate the skills, talent, and flexibility employees bring to a contingent position. Each member of your workforce comes with a unique set of skills, capabilities, employment needs, and career goals. Building a workforce management strategy focused on helping each employee succeed helps you place them in the best position to maximize their success — and yours.

Employers must also make more effort to understand and analyze the variety of options for working with contingent talent. Use the following questions to start conversations about employee goals and how they align with company needs:

  • Is your contingent employee interested in a permanent position?
  • Is contingent work their primary source of income? Or is it supplemental?
  • Do their skills and work style support seasonal or project-based employment?

Take some time to learn your employees’ stories. What are they looking to learn from working with your company? Everyone has a unique story to tell and unique goals they hope to achieve — and knowing who your employees are and what they need helps you match them with the best position.

The bottom line

Ultimately, improving the contingent employee experience improves your company’s bottom line. The first step is defining precisely what “quality of life” means for the contingent workforce and your business. A strategic workforce management partner can guide you through the process and help you identify the missing pieces in your company’s contingent employee experience. What do your contingent employees need to encourage retention, boost productivity, and most critically, feel safe and included in your workplace?

The relationship between a positive employee experience, company productivity, and a better bottom line is a converging path to long-term business success. Contingent employees are a critical element of today’s talent market, and a happy, healthy, and thriving contingent workforce contributes to higher rates of retention, productivity, and stability for your business — and all its employees.

Help your business with a people-first approach to workforce management. Learn more at Impact Workforce Solutions.


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  1. At Impact Workforce Solutions, we understand that a sense of belonging and fair compensation are fundamental needs for all workers, regardless of their status as part of a secondary workforce or a full-time workforce. Unfortunately, the contributions of the secondary workforce are often undervalued and underappreciated, even though they are essential to the success of many companies. That’s why we provide a unique career path that enables workers to raise their standard of living through full-time employment that comes with real benefits and compensation that is both fair and meaningful.

    Our innovative human capital solutions offer a platform for the full-time employment of the secondary workforce, providing workers with the stability, loyalty, and career growth they deserve. Through our enhanced total talent management solutions stack, we transform the traditional two-tier workforce model into a more effective and economical three-tier model, benefiting both workers and clients. With Impact Workforce Solutions, workers have a true and honorable way to improve their quality of life, while our clients benefit from a dedicated, happy, and stable workforce that delivers economic value and drives business success.
    One of our most innovative solutions is Impact Workforce Optimization (IWO). This unique solution combines cutting-edge technology with a human touch, delivering a solution specifically designed to benefit users of indirect labor to solve the recruiting and retention dilemma. With IWO, our clients can expect a range of benefits, including access to a wider talent net, greater flexibility, and 10x greater employee retention than traditional staffing. They can also expect higher levels of production and quality, increased cash flow, risk mitigation and transfer of liability, and an average of 10% or more savings versus direct labor carry cost.

    With IWO, our clients also gain transparency and insight into the data and analytics surrounding their contingent workforce, empowering them to make informed decisions and optimize their operations. At Impact Workforce Solutions, we are committed to delivering the best possible solutions to our clients, and we are confident that our clients will achieve their goals and drive business success.
    The success of our clients depends on a strong and strategic partnership. That’s why we begin our relationship with each client by engaging with them as their Solutions Partner and aligning our strategic direction with theirs.

    At the center of our platform is our Core2 Employer of Record (EOR) solution, which serves as the foundation and leads to optimized outcomes. Core2 EOR solution is the enhancement that enables greater retention by improving the quality of life for the employee. This has been proven repeatedly with our client partners, and we are proud to say that IWO has never failed to perform when the solution has been implemented and executed as designed.

    Core2 EOR is an essential element of our solution suite and is a requirement for the implementation of any Impact engagement. It is the FUEL that makes Impact Workforce Optimization (IWO) unique and better than any other workforce management solution in the market.

    IWO is supported by Clarity, Impact’s proprietary Workforce Analytics and Vendor Management System. Clarity provides the technological framework for governance, compliance, and controls required to execute as the MSP (Managed Service Provider). IMprove is the name of Impact’s MSP and represents the “touch” part of our hi-tech and hi-touch model.

    Through IWO, we establish recruiting relationships with various sources to present candidates for roles required by the Client. Our one-to-one relationship with the client and one-to-many relationship with suppliers, both managed by Impact, ensure that we can provide the best possible talent to our clients to drive business success.

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