Perhaps you’ve heard the term ‘blended workforce,’ and you’re wondering if this is something that could work for your business. Blended workforces can be called a variety of things, such as on-demand or variable staffing models. These types of on-demand workforces use independent workers or contractors to fill in the gaps, looking at the skills and expertise that is needed and then hiring from there. The great thing about this is that extra expertise and manpower is at your fingertips just when you need it.
Having a stable core group of employees is a must, as having freelancers come in to help with different projects can be a significant change. Your employees have the experience to drive growth in your business, and the last thing you want is for them to feel unstable or dislike the new atmosphere and leave. High employee turnover is awful for business, both in terms of reputation, work completed, and time/money spent on training new employees.