RGP launches digital platform for professional gig workers (Consulting.us)
Consulting.us published a great article on the launch of HUGO by RGP, with some great quotes by our CEO Kate Duchene.
RGP, a global management consulting firm, has launched HUGO by RGP, a new digital staffing platform.
The key differentiator for the HUGO platform is that its talent pool will be composed of W-2 employees of RGP.
That means HUGO professionals retain the greater freedom and flexibility of the gig economy while receiving the benefits of traditional employment, including earned paid time off, healthcare coverage, and training and development.
Employer-clients, meanwhile, will be able to staff their projects with a curated pool of accounting and finance consultants while relieving themselves of the burdens of HR, payroll, and tax requirements.
“With in-demand skill sets growing faster than employers can keep pace, many of our clients are looking to ‘rent’ talent to fill those skills gaps,” said Kate Duchene, CEO of RGP. “At the same time, business leaders shouldn’t have to choose between speed and fit. HUGO delivers both as well as transparency and choice to help companies meet their immediate short-term needs in this rapidly evolving ‘Now of Work’ environment—the right candidate, the right skills, the right time, and the right rate.”