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

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Karyth Cara eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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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