When On Demand talent becomes less of a stop gap, and more of a strategic part of your armour.

May 18, 2017 Katy Roberts

The war on being the best, doing the best, having the best is as old as it is brutal. If your business isn’t what your customer needs, then all that you have built and all that you represent, is pretty much valueless.
And while many organisations often spend copious amounts of time strategising on how they’re going to “backfill transitional talent” or “drill down between the flagpole and the blue sky”, there’s a little hidden secret waiting to unfold. 

The Big C (and we mean "Contingency")

While huge organisations like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan scurry around planning their post-Brexit Plan B, all eyes are on their contingency planning teams who try to predict and forecast just what life would be like after the biggest divorce since Brad and Angelina.  But what if it didn’t need to be that dramatic? What if the bubble of urgency for long-term Plan B’s was not quite as big as what we’d thought – and the tools to overcome the need for strong talent, experienced know-how, and hands-on expertise was actually, already available to us today – regardless of where we, or anyone else, resided? Could it truly be that access to on demand talent is something that you, as a global organisation, could even possibly begin to consider? 

Absolutely. 

Did Fox Mobile Entertainment know something you didn’t when they decided to turn to LA-based Business Talent Group when they were looking for a new senior executive to tackle a specific problem without adding another senior executive to the payroll? Probably. Did Colgate-Palmolive know the value in using a method that works, to source a 30-second advertisement for the Super Bowl – and doing all of that at a fraction of the cost of what other companies with similar adverts were paying? Definitely.   

So why would you be any different?

As organisations, our first instinct is to go back to the planning pages. To stick with what we know. But what if what you didn’t know was the answer to some of your biggest business challenges?
What if something that you’d always thought of as a Plan B – actually (and dare we even suggest) became your Plan A?

A flexible, integrated, fluid talent pool is quickly becoming the new norm. It’s not your own pool, but a network of highly-specialised, results-delivering individuals who work across border, boundary and industry. People who yield the best experience, know-how and understanding – without the hefty price tag.  Talmix is home to over 25,000 of these individuals who are not only changing the lives of their customers, but changing the entire way that the working world works. 
And if you’re too busy planning for Plan B – you’ll almost certainly be missing out on a critical winning advantage that should, very quickly, become your core business strategy. 

Speak to us today about how we can help to develop your Plan A. 

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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