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Mizdee | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted June 6, 2013 at 3:57 AM via web

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What are strategic issues involved with contingent and flexible workers for a company pursuing a lowest cost strategy?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted June 6, 2013 at 10:59 PM (Answer #1)

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The major advantage of contingent workers--which includes temporary employees, part-time employees and independent contract workers--is that employee costs are reduced. One strategic issue relevant to using contingent and flex workers (workers with flexible location and/or working hours) is that management must insure that company needs are covered for all the times that they are most important, particularly during regular (non-flex) work hours when demand is highest.

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