Usually when I hear the word “blender” I think of protein shakes, nutritious fruit smoothies and pureed vegetables for my favorite cold gazpacho soup. Yet recently I have heard this word used frequently in terms of the workplace.
According to two recent Forbes and Newsdesk News articles, “the blended workforce is on the rise”. What is a blended workforce? What do companies throw into their Human Resources blender of employees?
The answer is that the new blended workforce is a variety of employees with a range of different contracts. It includes permanent full-time employees, part-time employees, temporary workers, contract workers, and freelance workers.