No longer is “talent” a term exclusively applied to an employee workforce.
A broader, and more contemporary, definition of talent considers all individuals and teams doing work within your organisation. This includes full-time employees, part-time employees, contractors, service providers, agencies and on-demand talent.
They’re all doing work within your organisation.
They’re all creating outcomes for your business and your customers.
Their performance matters. Their impact matters. They matter.
One growing segment of the modern talent ecosystem is on-demand talent. Also known as freelancers, independent consultants or gig professionals, these are highly experienced professionals who are brought into organisations as and when needed. They’re often corporate escapees who have opted out of the traditional employee-employer work model to deliver outcomes across multiple organisations.
But to make the most of this valuable talent pool, we’ve got some unlearning to do.