Contractors are often out of reach, out of sight and out of the remit of most HR functions, meaning they’re overlooked in talent management strategies. This article makes a compelling case for moving away from a focus on regulation and compliance to one of inclusion, where organisations make the most of this highly resilient and valuable pool of talent.

CIPD member content

This content is only available for CIPD members

Latest Bitesize research

Bitesize research
Improving feedback to improve performance

This research outlines recommendations for making feedback discussions more constructive, with advice on becoming a good listener and learning about how relationships affect the uptake of feedback

For Members
Bitesize research
Is office space essential for productive work?

Evaluating the pros and cons of working in shared office spaces, and how they impact on productivity

For Members
man looking intently at a computer surrounded by coding and graphs
Bitesize research
How do employees respond to electronic performance monitoring?

Research investigates what factors influence employees’ responses to electronic performance monitoring

For Members
Bitesize research
Employee voice boosts outcomes of management practices

An examination of how strong channels for employee voice has the potential to drive the effectiveness of high-performance management practices

For Members
All Bitesize research