BOSTON and FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OnForce, a leader in technology-enabled workforce management, and ICon, a leader in independent contractor compliance, today announced a partnership that will give organizations across industries the ability to engage, manage and pay their private networks of freelance workers while ensuring that their contingent workforce management practices are compliant with state and federal regulations.
Recent studies estimate that contingent labor accounts for up to 30 percent of an organization's total workforce mix, and forecasts indicate that independent workers will account for more than 50 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2020. With the heightened scrutiny of worker relationships by all levels of government, organizations need to proactively address the logistical challenges of engaging and administering contingent workers as well as manage the compliance risks related to the use of independent contractors.
"Independent contractor compliance is one of the greatest concerns of companies seeking to capitalize on the efficiencies of the freelancer economy," said OnForce CEO Peter Cannone. "With this go-to-market offering between OnForce and ICon, enterprise customers have the opportunity to manage the growing trend towards engaging freelancers while mitigating these state and federal compliance risks."
Organizations across industries now have the ability to use OnForce Converge, a cloud-based Freelancer Management System (FMS) for managing an enterprise's private network of independent workers, along with ICon's full-service automated compliance solution. Available in subscription-based models, these freelancer management and compliance solutions provide enterprises with the most efficient way of engaging, managing and paying their dynamic, variable freelancer workforce.
"There's really no debating that the use of independent contractors is one of the most advantageous strategies for companies to achieve greater workforce optimization," said ICon CEO Patricia Griffin. "We're enabling companies to leverage these benefits via our technology integrations and partnerships, while also providing the assurance that they are adhering to the full scope of complex compliance regulations."
About ICon Professional Services
ICon is a leading provider of Contingent Workforce Management solutions which include 1099 contractor compliance, payroll and benefits administration. Since 1997, ICon has applied experience, technology, and process execution to create solutions that deliver on the promise of an independent workforce by expertly navigating the complexity of government compliance. Our award-winning iConnect® technology platform remains at the forefront of the industry and provides powerful competitive advantages in terms of cost and performance. This technological advantage, along with our dedication to providing superior customer service, has earned ICon a long list of awards and satisfied customers. For additional information, visit www.gotoicon.com.
OnForce, a leader in SaaS technology-enabled workforce solutions, empowers companies of all sizes in all industries to gain a competitive edge in how work gets done. Its business model allows customers to rapidly grow their businesses, lower service costs, extend skill-sets, and generate new streams of revenue. For additional information, please visit www.onforce.com.
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