The Harvard Business Review's How PwC and The Washington Post Are Finding and Hiring External Talent covers the growing use of external talent platforms by corporations. Emergent Research Managing Partner Carolyn Ockels and I co-authored this article.
We've covered PwC's Talent Exchange in the past, so I won't go into detail again here.
But the HBR article expands on a topic we haven't covered in-depth. This is as the use of skilled external talent increases, so does the need for more efficient ways to find, hire, and manage contingent workers as well as integrate them into a company’s teams.
We believe corporate external talent platforms — platforms that directly connect external talent with internal projects and teams — are emerging as the leading method for accomplishing these tasks.
Key quote from the article:
Blended, constantly shifting teams of internal and external talent are increasingly the norm as corporations tap skilled workers to help them become more innovative and react more quickly to changing markets and competition. We believe the release of PwC’s Talent Exchange to be a watershed moment in terms of how skilled external talent is used at major corporations.
We expect to see many more corporations follow in the path PwC and The Washington Post and embrace external talent platforms in the next 2-3 years.
This will, of course, create new opportunities for skilled independent workers.