Randstad Sourceright launches freelance management platform 'twago'
Randstad says its recent acquisition of the technology platform will enable the company to accelerate clients' freelance talent strategies and provide a holistic way to manage their total workforce.
The company claims that as freelance worker presence grows in many businesses, HR and contingent workforce leaders have struggled with existing management platforms. Until recently, to accommodate freelancers, many organisations have had to create makeshift systems or take on a costly customised integration with their vendor management systems (VMS). The rise of freelance management systems (FMS), such as twago, enables these employers to enhance talent sourcing and management with minimal effort, according to Randstad.
Michel Stokvis, director of Randstad Sourceright's Center of Expertise in Europe, commented, "Through the twago platform, we can provide our managed services program (MSP) clients with enhanced access to freelancers. twago can be easily adapted to create client-branded freelance recruitment platforms seamlessly integrated with their existing VMS.
"As a result, employers will be able to access flexible talent more quickly and cost-effectively. It will also lead to greater spend transparency."
By leveraging the platform's powerful sourcing and project management capabilities, Randstad Sourceright states it will be able to deliver end-to-end freelance management services as part of its MSP solutions.
Stokvis added, "Connected to our central talent analytics hub, TalentRadar, the integration of freelance with other workforce data will provide total talent visibility and enable integrated workforce planning and forecasting. With the goal to drive greater business agility, this will give HR and Procurement a powerful platform to plan for and select the right worker for each role, regardless of worker type across permanent headcount, contingent, SOW or freelancer."