Thriving Workforce

Talent ecosystems give organisations a competitive edge

In a complex, dynamic and highly interconnected global marketplace, organisations face increasing pressure for rapid and continuous adaption. Internal and external collaboration is critical for an organisation’s long-term success. Organisations that manage critical capabilities with a talent ecosystem will gain a competitive edge.

The classical employment model, typically hiring permanent employees to manage work activities, has given way to a different approach – the so called ‘talent ecosystem’: a collaborative, transparent, technology-enabled way of managing capabilities through networks and partnerships.

Five advantages of Talent Ecosystems

  1. Cost-effective, productive, flexible and scalable
  2. Access to critical knowledge and skills
  3. Ability to incubate without cultural or geographical constraints
  4. Building an M&A pipeline
  5. Positive impact on employee value proposition

The challenges of managing Talent Ecosystems

  1. Protection of intellectual property
  2. Protection of customer or supplier relationships
  3. Protection of reputation
  4. Knowledge retention/external dependency

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