[Live Q&A] - Role and Focus of Contingent Workforce Business Partners

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Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 9:00a PT / 12:00p ET for a casual discussion with Julianna Sanchez, Contingent Workforce Business Partner at Facebook. 

Contingent Workforce programs at companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google are pioneering a role known as Contingent Workforce Business Partners. Somewhat similar to HR business partners, they work directly with the business on workforce needs, issues, and planning except the focus is on external talent. 

In this conversation, Erika Novak, Head of Client Services at Utmost, will discuss how this role differs from purely operational contingent workforce program roles, the relationship with the business, and challenges such as total talent. 

This casual Q&A will cover questions such as:

  • What are the day-to-day activities of a contingent workforce business partner?
  • What types of insights does this role bring to the business?
  • What’s the relationship between an HR Business partner and a CW Business partner?


Julianna Sanchez

Julianna Sanchez

Julianna Sanchez has been a Contingent Workforce practitioner for the past 12 years. Her perspective is unique as she's had a 360 experience from multiple CW roles. Starting her career, she helped build and shape Qualcomm's internally managed CW Program, then moved to the MSP side of the house with Pontoon team supporting Google's mega-program, jumped back to internal programs as an operational lead with LinkedIn.

She is currently supporting Facebook as a lead for their Contingent Workforce Business team. She's learned that relationships are critical, regardless of your role, for your program to be successful and wants to remove the stigma of "Us vs. Them"

Erika Novak

Erika NovakErika Novak is a seasoned Contingent Workforce thought leader and practitioner with 14 years of experience. She has built and evolved Enterprise Contingent Workforce programs during her times at eBay and LinkedIn, consulted Fortune 500 companies while at Brightfield and has now moved into building products with Utmost as their Head of Client Services.