Increasingly, businesses are turning to contract workers to complement the efforts of full-time staff. Whether needed to meet high productivity outcomes or to fill gaps for specialized talent, there’s no doubt that this type of worker is in high demand. An estimated 162 million people in the EU and US (20% to 30% of the working population) are contractors, or similarly, according to a recent poll, 20 percent of jobs in America.
What are the new rules and expectations for training in this flexible economy? How can companies ensure proper use of proprietary systems and methods, especially those in highly regulated industries? How can freelancers develop sufficient product and procedure knowledge to work efficiently? While companies can’t by law (in the US) require contractors to complete training, it’s surely needed and can be strongly encouraged.
SAP Litmos offers a flexible, but powerful solution to offer training to contractors. It’s an anytime, anywhere, any device platform that meets the needs of a diverse and often remote workforce. Companies can easily automate the distribution of courses and supplemental resources, and know that the material is up-to-date and relevant to each contractor’s role.