The birth of a Fluid Workforce

June 19, 2017 Katy Roberts

 

It’s astounding to me that a concept that was deemed to be one of the top 5 trends for 2016, is still so unfamiliar and unknown amongst many businesses today. 

The Fluid Workforce.

You’ve heard us talk about a new way of working, a huge shift in the way we think and talk about talent – a fluid, more flexible solution to finding the skill you need, when you need it, for the duration you need it for. 

Introducing: The Fluid Workforce

 

What is it?

A fluid workforce, also known as the Liquid Workforce, is simply a workforce that is able to rapidly adjust and change based on the environment they’re in. In fact, Accenture go as far as saying that “The changes from the digital revolution will create a state of culture shock for workers and corporations”, leading to a change in strategy, investment and technology-approach to keep updated, current and ahead of the curve. 
But as much as this apparent “sense of panic” appears to exist amongst larger organisations who are trying to do the best and be the best, it really doesn’t need to be any more than an open-approach to embracing change, and trying something that you’ve probably never done before. 

Read: 10 simple steps to creating a more fluid workforce

 

Where do I start?

Where some businesses are re-writing entire corporate strategies to make way for a new contingent business agenda, embracing a new flexible way of doing things could start with something as simple as asking a few questions:

•    What do I need to do?
•    What skill do I need to find?
•    Do I have that skill in-house?
•    How long do I need it for?

A flexible workforce, like the 25,000 plus independent consultants working through Talmix’s platform, is one that is ready to start today. They are equipped, skilled, and in Talmix’s case, fully vetted, to join your team, and run with you. They bring skill from some of the world’s best consulting agencies, but with the perpetuality to roll their sleeves up and deliver results. 

And whether it’s the “sharing economy” or “the platform economy”, the concept remains the same: your willingness to augment your existing team, with the skill you need to grow new, and grow quickly. 

 

For more information about how we work, speak to a Talmix account manager today. 

 

About the Author

Katy Roberts

Katy is an independent marketing consultant and founded Fresh Brew Marketing out of her love for the cuppa. A seasoned marketer, Katy writes for several global publications and provides outsourced marketing services to businesses throughout the UK. She is a keen geocacher and rates running around in city centres dressed in Christmas lights as one of her most successful Social Media campaigns to date.

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