OnForce Expands Workforce Solutions Portfolio and Tackles Insurance Issues of the Sharing Economy
BOSTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OnForce today announced two new services that further expand its comprehensive portfolio of workforce solutions while continuing to address one of the biggest issues affecting today's contingent workforce – insurance.
As a leading source for Workforce-as-a-Service solutions, OnForce has developed new offerings in response to today's changing workforce and the rise of the sharing economy, which is largely driven by companies looking for more efficient ways to engage and manage labor and independent contractors seeking more flexibility and available work.
The new services, dubbed "Workforce Optimization" and "Workforce Expansion," enable Fortune 1000 companies to have ready access to thousands of highly skilled IT service professionals for short-term assignments as businesses expand or contract based on market demands.
With more than a decade of experience, OnForce is the only "just in time" workforce solutions provider that offers complete protection for every work assignment. This includes workers' compensation, general liability, and errors and omissions, as well as risk mitigation for misclassification of independent contractors.
OnForce speaks to today's dynamic workforce, where 56 percent of the company's IT field service professional community reported they willingly joined the independent workforce. Further, according to a recent study by MBO Partners, 50 percent of the American workforce is expected to be independent workers by the year 2020.
"Being part of the OnForce network has enabled me to thrive as an independent contractor with a flexible work arrangement," said Steven Noriega, Project Manager, All-in-One Technology Services, LLC. "OnForce not only connects me with national service buyers, but also enables me to choose the work assignments I want, giving me more opportunities to grow my business."
The Workforce Optimization solution is designed for businesses that need to increase operational efficiency and maximize productivity due to a variety of reasons such as the need to sustain existing product lines while new ones are in development. Using the Workforce Optimization solution, a company can tap into OnForce's network of quality IT service professionals to support them through a transition.
The Workforce Expansion solution is designed for companies that need to rapidly expand to support a new product rollout or new line of business. For example, a company experiencing a huge demand for its products can hire IT service professionals from OnForce across a region(s) or based on specific IT skills, as needed. This allows companies the flexibility to seize new market opportunities cost-effectively with the help of IT service professionals that are local, experienced, and approved by OnForce.
"It's impossible to overlook how much the dynamics of the workforce have changed in recent years. Employers continue to look for ways to maximize productivity, lower costs and minimize risk, while the workforce craves more flexibility and independence," said Peter Cannone, CEO, OnForce. "By addressing the needs of both employers and IT service professionals, with the added assurance that each assignment is fully protected, OnForce is fueling the future of business and work in the sharing economy."
Infographic: "The Evolution of Workforce-as-a-Service."
OnForce, a leader in technology-enabled workforce solutions, empowers companies of all sizes to gain a competitive edge in how work gets done. Its "just in time" Workforce-as-a-Service business model allows customers to rapidly grow their businesses, lower service costs, extend skill-sets, and generate new streams of revenue, while independent professionals earn assignments from leading service companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. As an innovator in the workforce solutions space, OnForce fully protects each work assignment with comprehensive insurance, proper classification of contract employees, and a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. For additional information, please visit www.onforce.com.
 Source: OnForce Q4 Confidence Index, November 2012.