The Future of Work: How the Modern Org Chart Really Works

“Thank you for calling MBB Consulting, how may I direct your call?” “Hello, I’d like to speak with my engagement manager, please.” “Sure. Hold, please.” (Pause.) “Good afternoon, this is your staff analyst, how can I help you?” “No, I need to speak with my team lead. Our Partner, please.” “Well, your senior research associate is here, let me get …

Innovation Expert Warren Berger on How On-Demand Talent Can Drive Innovation

Bestselling author of A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, Warren Berger believes great questions are just as important as answers. Berger has spent years studying hundreds of the world’s leading innovators, designers, creative thinkers and organizations to analyze how they ask game-changing questions, solve problems and create new possibilities. We sat down with Berger to …

Week-in-Review: Technology Stimulates Growth, Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Welcome to our Week-in-Review series, Catalant’s roundup of all things on-demand economy, from events to newly minted reports to breaking news. What People Are Asking This Week: How is technology stimulating the growth of the gig economy? What are drivers of the future of work? How do startups get noticed in the staffing industry? Are there any HR or staffing events …

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Systematic Workforce Flexibility: Building Your Business for the Modern Age

The needs of large organizations started to shift years ago. In the past, stability and experience at a business reigned supreme. Now, workforce flexibility and agility do. Well-established companies and newly ascendant businesses alike must structure themselves such that they can adequately respond and adapt to the new rules of business – a landscape of constant change, complexity and evolution. …

Award-Winning HR Expert Jeanne Meister Discusses the Growth of On-Demand Expertise

Jeanne Meister is the founding Partner of Future Workplace, a Human Resources advisory and research firm providing organizations with insights about the future of learning and working. Meister is also co-author of The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging  Employees, which won the 2017 Axiom Business Book Award for Best Business Book for Human …

Week-in-Review: Procurement’s Evolving Role, Future of Work Events and How Technology Continues to Change the Global Economy

Welcome to our Week-in-Review series, Catalant’s roundup of all things on-demand knowledge, from events to newly minted reports to breaking news. What People Are Asking This Week: Is the role of procurement changing? How can procurement accelerate business growth? How was the recent SIA summit? Is there an upcoming conference I should attend? What’s new in workforce technology? Read on …

Bill Macaitis, former CMO of Slack & Zendesk, on the Future of Work

Bill Macaitis always knew he wanted to work in business. Early on he developed a passion for methodical go-to-market (GTM) strategies and viral growth tactics. He has managed GTM teams at some of the biggest and most successful companies in the world, including IGN Entertainment, Fox Interactive Media, Salesforce, Zendesk and Slack. Ready for a new challenge, he recently decided …

Expert Perspective: Sizing up the World of Competitive Online Gaming

We recently tasked two Catalant experts with analyzing the evolving competitive gaming market opportunity. If you’re interested in getting involved as an investor or suitor or are just interested in learning more about the new space, the following information will bring you up to speed: In 2016, Kobe Bryant announced that he would devote some of his $100 million investment fund to …

Reducing Risks While Onboarding On-Demand Talent

Onboarding anyone into your organization, whether a full-time employee or a temporary worker is always a risk. Integrating the right person for the role within your organization, making sure he or she has the specific skillset you require and also fits into your unique organizational culture is an all-important task that can be time consuming. Get it right and your …

A Closer Look: The Mental Benefits of Remote Work and Unconventional Workspaces

It won’t surprise you that 80 percent of contingent workers report flexibility as the number one reason they prefer to gig. It’s not the pay. It’s not the dental coverage. And it certainly isn’t the stability that inspires your on-demand talent. It’s the freedom.   Now, let’s pivot to the enterprises that hire outside experts. You probably won’t be shocked …

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Author David Nour Discusses Organizational Agility and the Hollywood Talent Model

Author of 10 books, internationally acclaimed advisor on strategic business relationships David Nour, founder of The Nour Group, advises organizations on how to become more agile in a business landscape of ever-accelerating change. Nour’s newest book, Co-Create: How Your Business Will Profit From Innovative and Strategic Collaboration, is a how-to primer on how organizations can leverage their various relationships, including …