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7 Steps for Redefining Your Talent Strategy

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What is a talent strategy? The most common definition is broad: it’s how you source, hire, onboard, engage, and retain talent. But to address the growing shift towards independent employment—and incorporate all the talent your organization needs to stay successful—you’ll need to embrace a new…

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Business Talent Group Launches BTG Europe

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Business Talent Group is launching BTG Europe with the acquisition of UK-based Hillgate, a talent marketplace that provides agile workforce solutions to multinational Fortune 500 companies. The move expands BTG’s international footprint, scale, and position as the leading global marketplace for on-demand, high-end independent talent….

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Top 10 Reasons to Engage an Independent Pharma Executive

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Life science marketing is complicated, thanks to stringent regulations—and a key customer base of patients, providers, and payers who have different needs and often divergent priorities. Pharma marketing teams are also facing large talent gaps as they work to find strategies that will address all…

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[PODCAST] Continued Demand for High-End Gig Economy

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According to an ATD survey, 83% of companies report skills gaps that threaten their organization’s ability to prepare for the future. So it’s no surprise that more and more of them are trying to make better use of the high-end gig economy—especially given the segment’s…

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[Report] 2019 Independent Talent Trends, Revealed

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Every year, Business Talent Group reviews the trends that are shaping the independent consulting economy to help F1000 executives understand the power of on-demand talent—and what it can help them accomplish. This year’s results are summarized in our 2019 High-End Independent Talent Report. So how…

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What is the Gig Economy? A Look Back At 2018

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If 2017 was the year when the gig economy took center stage, 2018 was the year when many organizations took a closer look—and found there’s more work to be done to understand this dynamic segment. In June, for the first time in 13 years, the…

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Optimizing from the Inside Out: Independent Operations Consulting

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As organizations grow, new roles emerge, new processes evolve, and strategies become more complex. During this shift, it’s easy for gaps and inefficiencies to develop, and—especially when the business is growing—just as easy for them to be overlooked. This is where the outside perspective of…

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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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MBO’s State of Independence: Is Gig Work the New Normal?

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There’s no doubt that payroll jobs have rebounded in a big way since hitting bottom at the beginning of 2010. Historically, we might expect this sort of growth to cannibalize the independent jobs market, but a new report from MBO Partners found that this hasn’t…

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