Talent-as-a-Service (TaaS): a uberisation of workforce

Talent-as-a-Service (TaaS) is gaining prominence in today’s war for talent  economy. It is the most recent disruption in talent acquisition function – a transition from traditional recruitment to an agile way of hiring.

TaaS has its own benefits, well-articulated in http://bit.ly/2KN5eLD.

Few include:

  • A company can hire flexi talent when they need, and for as long as they need
  • Scope to source from a wider talent pool
  • Platform for creating new learning experience and opportunities, etc.

Prior to implementing TaaS, some of the key thoughts & action items include:

  • ample research on TaaS.
  • is the business model supportive of flexi talent?
  • is the leadership and HR team on board with TaaS?
  • any immediate and specific projects or functions that can benefit with this model?
  • experiment with a pilot project to test the waters, gain experience and learn.
  • when working with flexi talent, ensure there is a clarity on the deliverables.

Talent-as-a-Service (TaaS) can be a boon to companies (irrespective of size, industry or function) and a paradigm shift for the 2020 trend: a hybrid multi-generational workforce, as envisioned by many thoughts leaders and renowned practitioners.