Workforce agility is defined as the ability of employees and organizations to remain steadfast and maintain productivity in the face of change. When we refer to a flexible workforce, we’re talking about a staffing model that features non-traditional workers*. Such a model allows an organization to hire on an as-needed/on-demand, temporary basis to fulfill short- or long-term contracts that fill skills gaps. These are not the ‘temps’ of the past; instead, they range from blue collar, light industrial to highly skilled IT, engineering, accounting and HR professionals. The specifics of how organizations apply the definition depends on their industry. As a result, there are many ways to be a non-permanent employee.