On-Demand vs. Big Consulting Part 1: How Structural Inefficiencies Impact Clients

Due to evolving technologies, changes in client expectations and an array of emerging — and often better — alternatives, Big Consulting’s business model is ripe for disruption. Now what do we mean by “Big Consulting”? Well, Big Consulting is what we call the roster of large, global firms with the names we would all recognize. For far too long, the …

The Business Case for Joining the Contingent Knowledge Workforce Movement

The rise in U.S. firms hiring independent professionals is not a fluke. It’s not a trend. It’s not a last-ditch effort by companies that are rapidly losing market share to try to become competitive again. Strong evidence suggests that the on-demand workforce is becoming a major component of most businesses’ recruitment efforts and for good reason. There is a serious business case …

Week-In-Review: High-Profile Execs Go Independent, Startups Reduce Burdens and More Flexible Workforce Benefits Emerge

Welcome to our Week-in-Review series, Catalant’s roundup of all things on-demand talent, from events to newly minted reports to breaking news. What People Are Asking This Week: Which commander-in-chiefs have recently stepped down from their high-profile roles? Are well-known executives entering the on-demand knowledge economy? What are the benefits of working with a flexible workforce? What are the advantages of working independently …

Expert Alexander Blum on Why the On-Demand Workforce Is the Perfect Fit for Your Blockchain Needs

Many people have likened the current milieu in blockchain technology (block-tech) to the internet in the early ’90s. Organizations built upon a foundation of block-tech have started to proliferate, as hundreds of businesses from advertising to financial services and supply chain management are actively fundraising. New blockchain organizations have started to follow a common launch protocol, establishing websites and brands, publishing whitepapers, …

HR Guru Dave Ulrich on Overcoming Barriers to Working With an On-Demand Knowledge Workforce

Widely recognized as a thought leader in the HR field, Dave Ulrich has published more than two dozen books and over 200 articles. As both an author and professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, Ulrich has spent decades researching how organizations can build capabilities of leadership, agility, learning and accountability through leveraging human resources. We recently caught up …

Week-in-Review: A Noteworthy Webinar, a Recently Released Study and a Valuable HR Summit

Welcome to our Week-in-Review series, Catalant’s roundup of all things gig economy and talent, from events to newly minted reports to breaking news. What People Are Asking This Week: How can I connect to top-tier independent professionals? How do I leverage the gig economy to meet my company’s skills gap? What are other executives saying about the future of work? Are …