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Agility and Flexibility: Blended Workforce in the GCC

Author: Sara Mohammad Siddiqui
Aug 1, 2021
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Employers

A blended workforce utilises a mix of both full-time and contract employees. The GCC has been slower to embrace this model than other regions, but HR Observer and TASC Outsourcing’s research shows 64% of survey respondents say their organisations are ready to adopt the model.

Contract employees offer solutions to many of the hiring challenges organisations face: 57% of respondents said access to the right candidates, and 34% said access to a diverse candidate pool were among their biggest challenges.

Almost 65% said hiring contract employees would ease scaling up or down, 53% said it would reduce operational costs, and 62% said it would offer access to workers with specialised skill sets without having to hire full-time employees.

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