Gig Workers and Boomerangs: Shifting Talent Demands of the New Economy
This white paper examines the impact of a generational workforce upon the available skilled talent communities. Understanding the demands and expectations of the younger, tech-savvy worker as well as the goals and requirements of the experienced retirement-bound employee, demands a greater discernment of generational skills and historical project knowledge. Talent acquisition leaders must be prepared to maneuver the shifting landscape of the new economy. The question of what talent community platforms need to include and how they are to engage the Gig Economy is addressed. By way of conclusion, some key observations and recommendations are presented.
Staffing Firms and Talent Pools: The Time has Come to Sink or Swim
This white paper examines the emergence of online talent pools as a new, important way for staffing firms to improve their performance as talent intermediaries. The long-standing staffing model is reviewed to understand the appearance of shortcomings as mes change (client needs and expectations, technology, candidate expectations). Those changes in client and candidate needs and expectations are also examined. The question of what online talent pools are—and how they can be beneficial to staffing firms and clients and candidates—is addressed. By way of conclusion, some key observations and recommendations are presented.
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