WillHire launches contingent workforce diversity measurement and management solution

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WillHire provides enterprise organizations the ability to broaden their mission to support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Total Talent Diversity is critical - supplier diversity does not address talent diversity in contingent workforce programs.

WillHire extends its Direct Sourcing & Talent Pool platform to include the first-of-its kind DE&I solution for enterprise organizations to measure and manage diversity and inclusion of their contingent workforce.

While enterprises have matured processes and metrics to monitor and manage their diversity and inclusion strategies for full time employees, they often don’t include their contingent workforce, which is quite sizable in most organizations. Supplier diversity remains critical, but to date has been the only priority for organizations.

Today, roughly 25%-30% of the U.S. workforce is currently contingent* and is expected to grow up to 45% by 2025.** In addition, a recent survey conducted by WillHire’s Partner, SAP Fieldglass in conjunction with Oxford Economics, states that 42% of workforce spend is on the external workforce.

“The contingent workforce is growing rapidly across industries and it’s more important than ever before that organizations take a serious look at the diversity strategies of their temp workers, just like FTE counterparts. Total talent diversity is critical and that’s why we have built a platform to help companies extend their diversity and inclusion initiatives to their contingent workforce,” says Praneeth Patlola, CEO, WillHire.

The diversity solution enables organizations to attract and engage diverse contingent talent through its partnerships with diversity job boards and organizations representing underserved populations so their customers have access to a more diverse contingent pipeline. Additional important features include advanced data analytics to continually monitor diversity of organizations’ private talent pool which includes past, current and and all future contingent workers, anonymized candidate data to alleviate unconscious bias, and candidate friendly EEOC information collection tools.

The diversity solution enables organizations to extend their Diversity, Inclusion & Equality strategies to their contingent workforce through;

  • Connecting with diverse talent
  • Collection of talent diversity information through EEOC compliance
  • Continual measurement & monitoring of talent diversity

“We are thrilled to partner with the world’s leading brands to foster necessary changes in this industry so diversity initiatives can apply to all workers, including contingent workers, freelancers, and independent contractors,” Patlola adds.

About WillHire
WillHire is a direct sourcing and total pool solution enabling enterprises to attract, curate, and engage contingent talent by leveraging their employer brand. WillHire’s technology solution seamlessly integrates with industry-leading VMS platforms, acting as an extension enabling enterprises to build and grow their private talent pool with a holistic approach. Through customized talent referral programs, talent traffic generations from 2000+ online channels, integration with assessment solutions that screen talent with a combination of AI/Machine Learning and expert human-based talent curation, and deploying robotic sourcing from public talent pools, customers can launch a reliable alternate talent sourcing channel which brings in high-quality diverse temp workers at a significantly reduced cost.

For more information about the WillHire, visit https://www.willhire.co/diversity
Praneeth Patlola, Chief Product Officer

*Source - Intuit 2020 report
**Source - Workplace 2030 - Deloitte

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