How do companies address these challenges and make the shift toward true partnership with their contingent workforce vendors? It begins with data and technology. By measuring worker performance, output, software usage, hours worked, and other variables, companies and vendors can determine how effective and efficient contingent workforce teams are in achieving business goals. Data can also tell managers which workers are most engaged, which workers are over worked or underutilized, and which workers are over-scheduled with meetings or hampered by distractions. Using this data, managers can set benchmarks for improvement.