GE Adopts ‘Try Before You Buy’ Model with Contingent Workforce

Recently, WOS' program with General Electric was featured in Human Resource Executive, a premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR targeting top-level HR Directors and Executives. The article starts out by citing that WOS' partnership with GE has impacted and improved the company's early-development and diversity pipelines.

Below is an excerpt:

"GE’s initial goal was to recruit 11 individuals, referred to as WOS consultants or contract interns, who represented the estimated 80 percent African American community, explains Camille Bryant, who left her position in mid-May as executive HR business partner for GE’s digital hub in Detroit..."

“The program has absolutely improved our early development pipeline and diversity pipeline,” says Bryant, adding that the number of minorities in its New Orleans office quadrupled from less than five percent to more than 20 percent. “It’s definitely a nontraditional engagement that requires investment but it’s definitely worth it.”

 You can read the full article here.