The advice to business is loud and clear. “Plan wisely for independent talent to get best value and returns” This comes from the largest global survey of its kind to date conducted among 40,000 consultants by Talmix and IR Connect. Highlights from the study include:
• Increase in use of independent talent in last 12 months and continuing upward trend
• Digital transformation skills most sought-after globally
• Last minute projects command highest budgets
• Independent budgets still a step into the unknown for most businesses
60% of respondents say that use of independent talent had increased in the last 12 months. This trend is expected to continue, and over half expect more businesses to use online staffing platforms to access this talent, taking over from using personal networks.