Catalant CEO & Co-Founder Rob Biederman Named to the 2018 Staffing 100 List by Staffing Industry Analysts

Catalant Staff

The Bostonian is honored as an influencer on the future of work

BOSTON – February 15, 2018 – Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, has unveiled its seventh annual list of North American staffing leaders, celebrating those individuals whose passion and contributions have made a positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of workers and job seekers across the economy. The 2018 Staffing 100 list, comprised of 100 notable influencers features Catalant CEO and Co-Founder, Rob Biederman.

Biederman was added to the list for helping companies revolutionize the way they think about talent.  By offering a network of 50,000 independent experts and solutions for managing other pools of talent, Catalant is allowing companies to create a talent ecosystem based on skills rather than geography. This work along with the book, Reimagining Work: Strategies to Disrupt Talent, Lead Change, and Win with a Flexible Workforce, he recently co-authored secured a spot for him on this list.

“My inclusion on the list is a testament to the team we’ve built at Catalant and their efforts to help companies reimagine work,” said Rob Biederman. “We’re hearing from executives in the Fortune 500 that they are looking to manage talent differently.  Increasingly, they realize that the nature of work is changing dramatically. So we partner with their companies to design solutions that engage the right people inside or outside their company, at the right time, without the constraints of job descriptions, office walls or geographic boundaries.”

The list is not a ranking but a way to recognize those championing the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem and driving its growth. Biederman is joined on the list by, CEOs, entrepreneurs, technologists, workforce specialists, legal advisors, data scientists and more, from a range of different kinds of companies and niches–from traditional staffing to human cloud platforms to MSP/VMS to RPO.

“The 2018 Staffing 100 honorees touch all sectors of the workforce solutions ecosystem, elevating it through their commitment, innovation and expertise,” said Subadhra Sriram, Publisher and Editor, Media Products, SIA. “I am once again excited to acknowledge an important group whose work is leading our industry into the future.”

The Staffing 100 website for the North American, Latin American and Hall of Fame 2018 lists debuts this today. Those named to the lists are being honored at a private reception at SIA’s Executive Forum North America: Future Forward in Miami later this month. The list, along with the full profiles of those recognized, is also featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine.


About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

About Catalant

Catalant is pioneering the future of work by creating technology that provides companies with access to the right talent, at the right time, regardless of whether that talent is a full-time employee, alumni, retiree or an external knowledge worker. Founders, Rob Biederman and Pat Petitti have reimagined the way work gets done among Fortune 500 companies. They have built a global marketplace of more than 50,000 experienced independent consultants and boutique firms, available to work with clients on a variety of business needs. These experts combine with clients’ internal talent to form dynamic talent pools accessed via a suite of technology products Catalant has built. Recently announced in the Wall Street Journal, Catalant has developed a new product line, currently being used by Royal Dutch Shell and others, which allows leading companies to take a gig approach to deploying their own full-time workforces. By serving clients with a technology driven talent solution for the future of work, whether it is providing access to their marketplace of on-demand talent for a specific initiative or deploying their software solution to source internal talent, alumni and retirees, Catalant is revolutionizing and optimizing the way the world finds the best people to meet their company’s needs.

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