In a Nutshell: Issue 106  


Contractors are often out of reach, out of sight and out of the remit of most HR functions, meaning they’re overlooked in talent management strategies. This article makes a compelling case for moving away from a focus on regulation and compliance to one of inclusion, where organisations make the most of this highly resilient and valuable pool of talent.

Reviewed by:

Meryl Levington,Knowledge Exchange Manager – PrOPEL Hub Project 

Meryl joined the Research Team in 2020 to manage the PrOPEL Hub project, (Productivity Outcomes of workplace Practice, Engagement and Learning) a major new initiative designed to support improvements in productivity through enhanced workplace practice and employee engagement. Prior to CIPD Meryl has worked in universities businesses schools and in student enterprise and employability, and run a consultancy delivering economic development projects around enterprise, sector development and small business growth. 

Meryl has a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from Durham University, where she undertook research on stakeholder management and engagement, and a degree in modern foreign languages from The University of London.

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