Human Resources

Gartner Glossary

Independent Contractor

An independent contractor is a person or entity hired to provide goods or services on an as-needed basis. They are also known as freelancers. Because independent contractors are not employees, the hiring business generally does not have to withhold or pay any taxes on payments made to independent contractors.

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Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2021

Gartner surveyed more than 800 human resources leaders across 60 countries and all major industries to identify HR trends and assess HR priorities and expected challenges for 2021. Discover the top five initiatives chief human resource officers and HR professionals are prioritizing in 2021.