Financial Times: The Gig Economy Hits the White-Collar Worker

Allison Mandel
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source: the gig economy connects the skilled from the Financial Times

In a recent Financial Times article, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson interviewed some top execs at a few of the world’s leading companies on the ways they’re partnering with Catalant to operate with agility and accelerate mission critical work. A theme emerged among the interviewees: they all felt the pain of not having access to the skills required to keep up with rapidly evolving market conditions.

In order to quickly innovate and remain relevant, these business leaders realized that they needed to think differently about the way they accessed talent, whether the skills and expertise they needed sat outside or inside their company.

As GE’s Chief Innovation Officer & CEO of Business Innovations Sue Siegel notes, people with the most sought-after skills aren’t always looking to work full time for large corporations, which is precisely why GE turned to Catalant’s Expert Marketplace, one of the extensive talent pools accessible via the Solutions platform.

Companies like Shell, on the other hand, started with the Expert Marketplace and recently launched the Internal Talent pool to better understand the skills and expertise they had in house and to open new doors for high potential employees by giving them exposure and opportunities to work on the company’s most critical projects.  

Highlights

We can now optimise (sic) our own resource(s) internally rather than having to look externally.”

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Huibert Vigeveno
EVP, Global Commercial
Shell

[Catalant helps tap into] the innovative, flexible, younger talent that would not want to join a larger company.”

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Sue Siegel
Chief Innovation Officer & CEO of Business Innovations
GE

People are taking control of their careers. The trends in the gig economy are starting to be seen in bigger companies.”

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Rob Biederman
Co-CEO and Co-Founder
Catalant

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