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Reinventing Hiring: Jobs in the Gig Economy

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As individuals, it’s not hard to feel the effects of accelerating technological change. Companies—not to mention public policy—move more slowly. Most organizations already recognize the advantages that technological advancement offers: enhanced organizational agility, increased efficiency, and improved productivity. Yet the monumental challenge of overhauling outdated,…

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A New Social Contract for Freelancers

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Over the past decade, changing demographics and new economic realities have given rise to a dynamic, flexible workforce that prefers to work on a freelance basis instead of seeking full-time employment. On the surface, this would seem like a win-win for both parties: businesses get…

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2018 Skills Index: How Global Business Leaders Are Closing The Skills Gap

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How are business leaders closing the skills gap in hard-to-hire areas like innovation and pharmaceutical market access? Business Talent Group’s inaugural Skills Index report—which analyzes a year’s worth of project data from F1000 companies—suggests that many executives are turning to the dynamic marketplace of independent…

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Consulting Disruption: Advice for the Advice Givers

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You know the names: McKinsey, Bain, BCG. For decades, these three firms have dominated the management consulting space. And for good reason: their ranks include some of the most experienced and successful business strategists out there. So do their alumni. According to Kennedy Research, the…

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Will Robots Take YOUR Job?

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By now, it’s long been clear that the future of work will include an assist from our robot friends. More ominously, according to a new report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), 1.4 million US jobs will be disrupted by technology and other factors…

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Behind the Buzzword: Human Cloud

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These days, it seems like everything is moving to the cloud—even people, if the hottest trend in HR and labor services procurement is any indication. So what’s the deal with the so-called human cloud? Find out everything you need to know about the hottest topic…

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Business Talent Group Included in Talent Tech Labs’ Ecosystem

Talent Tech Labs Talent Acquisition Technology Ecosystem

Over the past few years, it’s become clear that traditional workforce models—expensive consulting firms and full-time hires on the one hand, and less skilled contingent workers on the other—aren’t enough to help big companies be as agile as they need to. Fortunately, an ecosystem of…

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Why On-Demand Talent Is About Growth, Not Cost Containment

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By now, most procurement leaders have heard about the high-end gig economy—and how freelance knowledge workers can help them steer complex, strategic initiatives on a project basis. The companies that have grown up to serve this new ecosystem, Business Talent Group included, often point to…

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The Rise of Freelance Talent is Reshaping Modern Companies

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We are in the midst of one of the biggest workforce transformations since the industrial revolution: the rise of the independent contractor. Freelance work is by no means a new thing, but the landscape has grown beyond photographers and writers to include marketing executives and…

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BTG At The Atlantic’s Future of Work Summit

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Work is changing, and both companies and workers are struggling to keep up. At the high end, the gig economy has changed how companies connect and engage with elite knowledge workers. Other workers feel that the economy has left them behind, or wrestle with antiquated…

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