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Alternative Workforce Strategies by Peter R. Garber

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Workforce Options

The traditional employment model where workers spend most or all of their working years with the same employer is quickly being replaced by new models that more accurately reflect today’s economic realities. No longer is it a certainty that an individual can hold a job for as long as he or she wants it. There are countless alternative employment arrangements that provide cheaper and more efficient ways for organizations to meet their labor needs.

The old model is not cost-effective, because when a permanent employee cannot fulfill the requirements of their job for a length of time, for whatever reason, the employer still has to keep them on the payroll and provide benefits if they want them back on the job. This responsibility ...

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