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.
Open talent communities are growing rapidly to meet demands for general and niche skills. In our recent 2020 trends report we explored this trend.
Open talent strategies and horizontal cross-functional teams are replacing traditional vertical hierarchies and siloed organizational models. But change can be hard.
Most businesses today have structured hierarchies and operate in a silo. A model in which workers start at entry level and slowly advance over many years. Open talent models offer a radical, and often impactful, departure from this old school way of doing things. Is your business experimenting with open talent?
Is Your Business At Risk Of Becoming Obsolete? Here’s What You Need To Know To Prep For The Decade Ahead
At Open Assembly we are constantly on the lookout for new data and analyses that outline trends in the future of work. To start off 2020—the new decade!—we did a deep dive into the latest data, reviewing and analyzing dozens of in-depth reports aggregating work data from across the globe to identify key trends.
Paul Estes is the author of the book Gig Mindset. He led the charge a while back within Microsoft, bringing programs to support and facilitate working with an on-demand workforce for Microsoft itself and Microsoft clients. John Winsor recently checked it with Paul about how he shifted his mindset and created the momentum to not only change his own life, but to change how an entire company does business. Here are some of the insights he shared.
Handling HR requirements for even a small team is a boatload of work. Whether it be managing paid time off and maternity and paternity leave to payroll and benefits, for many small companies with limited resources HR is an intimidating task.
Open models are an exciting part of the future of work and innovation. Every year, more and more companies are choosing open models for innovation, blending freelance with in-house talent. But that transition can be tricky for traditional employees.
The ins and outs of how California’s landmark Assembly Bill 5 may impact worker classification.
Developing and implementing an open talent strategy—one that engages contract freelancers in a structured way within your company—is an exciting step that puts organizations out front of innovation. But it can feel like shaky territory for some parts of businesses, notably IP, legal, and other key stakeholders whose job it is to uphold the business’s integrity while pursuing innovation and growth.