As companies across the globe continue to hire contractors to build their business, the landscape of modern work is rapidly changing. Traditional offices are being replaced by digital nomads who regard a strong Wi-Fi signal as good as any workspace; businesses are realizing the potential of using contractors for specialized work rather than full-time, salaried employees.
These future-of-work experts—the companies that provide the open-talent platforms, and the companies that utilize open tools—already have a global infrastructure of talented problem solvers in place. Here’s how they are partnering with that talent to help crush Covid-19.
Using terms like “gig economy,” “crowdsourcing,” and “on-demand talent” can help or hurt your cause. Here are some things to keep in mind as the language of work evolves.
Regulatory and legal challenges regarding worker classification and rights (California’s controversial Assembly Bill 5 [AB-5] took effect January 1st, 2020) are heating up. Here’s how to stay ahead of the learning curve while engaging top freelance or on-demand talent.
Independent Workers Can Fill In Your Skill Gaps—Here Are The Three Strategic Questions To Be Asking When Using Outsourced Talent
Open talent is a phenomenal solution to moving businesses forward in an era of rapid digital transformation. Tapping into this growing workforce segment means considering new worker-company relationships from all sides. This is something all businesses will need to consider at some point.
Open talent communities are growing rapidly to meet demands for general and niche skills. In our recent 2020 trends report we explored this trend.
Can you remember the first time you hired someone—or a service—online? I can barely pinpoint that time, myself. The thing is, open talent platforms or “talent communities” have been around for decades (yes, plural). But until recently many companies showed reluctance to make them a significant part of their workforce/talent strategy.
Open talent strategies and horizontal cross-functional teams are replacing traditional vertical hierarchies and siloed organizational models. But change can be hard.
Open talent doesn’t solve everything, but businesses that are taking a team-oriented, challenge focused, and flexible approach to talent are seeing big gains. Find out why in Open Assembly’s Future of Work 2020 Trends Report.
It used to be, you’d take one job and try to stick with it for decades. That’s not how work happens anymore.
Open talent models are challenging the structure of traditional HR. Here’s how open sourcing can change HR and business-as-usual for the better.