Contingent Labor Management

Expand Your Workforce Capacity
On Demand

Contingent Labor Management Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

Securing part-time, casual workers and contractors for last-minute coverage needs is challenging because their availability changes frequently, and their need for schedule flexibility is high. Shiftboard helps you engage contingent workers and accommodate their shift preferences effectively so you can expand workforce capacity on-demand with confidence.

  • Gain visibility into resource gaps full-time resources can’t fill before bringing in contingent labor.
  • Reduce shift turndowns and complaints by tracking and accommodating worker shift preferences.
  • Ensure smooth operations by promoting and offering immediate shift pickup for time-sensitive openings.
  • Avoid accidental no-shows and punctuality issues with automated communication.

Why Is Contingent Labor Management So Challenging?

Complex Scheduling

Involves complex scheduling considerations


Requires high-volume communication


Scarce labor resources due to high turnover

Ensure Labor Compliance

Compliance to varying contingent labor regulations

Schedule flexibility

Diverse Schedule Flexibility Requests

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How Shiftboard Helps You Leverage Contingent Labor Effectively

Whether you tap contingent labor seasonally or every week, Shiftboard helps you effectively engage and utilize your contingent labor resources for maximum coverage and cost efficiency.


Improve Workforce Visibility

A central database of your entire workforce, including permanent and contingent workers, provides a holistic view of labor resources, qualifications, and availability. You can also use these employee insights to flex and scale labor pools effectively.


Increase Scheduling Efficiency

Auto-assignment, self-serve scheduling tools, and built-in credential and compliance tracking dramatically ease administrative burdens. With automation, managers can create accurate, compliant schedules using full-time and contingent workforces, in a fraction of the time it takes to complete the process manually.


Communicate with Workers in Real Time

Avoid last-minute scrambles by keeping contingent workers up to date about real-time changes. Ensure your workers get the information necessary to do their jobs well with notifications sent via email, text, or automated phone calls.


Enable Schedule Flexibility

Contingent workers seek flexible scheduling options, so give them what they need without compromising operational goals and controls. With self-service tools, workers can access their work schedule anytime, pick up available shifts, set schedule preferences, and more.


Gain Operational Insights

Gain real-time access to the data you need to make informed decisions. Improve budgets, labor planning, and cost control with a wide selection of reports and data export options such as shift data reports, timekeeping reports, or absence reports.

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Frequently Asked Questions

These are some questions we frequently hear from people looking for
contingent labor management topics. If you don’t see yours, please reach out.

  • What is contingent labor management, and why is it so challenging?

    Contingent Labor Management involves securing part-time, casual workers and contractors to cover last-minute labor needs. It’s challenging due to their fluctuating availability and high demand for schedule flexibility.

  • What features does Shiftboard provide to improve Contingent Labor Management?

    Shiftboard’s contingent labor management solutions include a central database for workforce visibility, increased scheduling efficiency through automation, real-time communication with workers, flexible scheduling options, and operational insights through data and reports.

  • Can Shiftboard integrate with vendor management systems (VMS) and other HR tools?

    Absolutely. Shiftboard’s flexible platform can integrate with VMS and HR systems to create a cohesive ecosystem for managing contingent labor.