Power To The People – The Talent Revolution

Business models are adjusting not just because of technology but also because of people. The traditional relationship between employees and employers is under strain. People want to feel a sense of purpose, they want to make a difference, have impact, and be valued and heard. They want to feel like they are part of something. People are moving towards businesses that have made it a priority to promote their purpose and mission. This will be essential for businesses to attract, retain and grow the best talent to deliver the best work and results.

“At the same time as belonging and being part of something, the workforce of now and the future is mobile, adaptable, and flexible. Short-term on-demand talent is in high demand, and the ‘gig economy’ and freelancer sectors are growing.”

People are attracted to teams of people and their brands as much as the employer brand. There is movement away from conventional employment, at times, out of necessity, and other times, out of choice. There are many middle level managers working for traditional employers, including public sector, that would find it difficult to find a similar role. There has been a boom in freelance, interim and gig employment and this continues to reshape the market for people. This is driven in part by people’s desire for more variety and flexibility.

Freelancers are not hired by start-ups and small-sized businesses alone; major multi-national companies with thousands of regular full-time employees engage the service of expert freelancers for specific projects and tasks.

Power To The People – The Talent Revolution