The world of work has fundamentally changed.
The proverbial war for talent is over. (In case you were wondering, talent won.)
In today’s new era of talent scarcity, widespread industry transformation, and an unpredictable economic environment companies are increasingly seeking flexibility, cost savings, and innovation to quickly drive their business forward.
Many organizations have come to the painful and uneasy realization that what got them to this point, likely won’t propel them into the future. There is a growing acknowledgement that those who don’t think differently will be disrupted.
To make this happen companies need to have a smart, capable, and agile workforce. Driven by dramatic demographic and firmographic changes, these workers are frequently not full time employees, but rather contractors, consultants, and freelancers.
To navigate this rapidly changing landscape, organizations need a capable, experienced talent partner to guide them on the best way to engage and manage today’s new workforce. As a global managed services provider (MSP) focused exclusively on helping progressive companies optimize the procurement and engagement of their contingent workforce, Hays Talent Solutions has a unique perspective (and solution) to this challenge.
As we rapidly expand our presence in North America, which happens to be the largest labor market in the world, it has become clear that the traditional MSP model has grown stale, and it is time for a new approach.
Because we think about the world of work differently, we are also strategically positioned to deliver a unique, and extremely powerful, MSP solution to our clients. We call this approach our Talent Forward methodology.
‘Talent Forward’ creates:
The success of programs that leverage this strategy will ultimately be judged by the satisfaction of program sponsors, client hiring managers who have vital work to get done, supplier partners, and the contractors who are engaged to do work on behalf of the client.
We believe global companies who embrace this unique Talent Forward MSP methodology will gain a ‘client-of-choice’ reputation in the talent marketplace – enabling them to attract and retain all the talent they need, both today, and into the future.
NOTE: This article is part of a series which will explore key elements of the Talent Forward MSP strategy, along with key insights and best practices from the workforce management experts at Hays Talent Solutions.
SVP, Head of growth at Hays Talent Solutions- Americas
With nearly two decades of experience in the human capital management industry. Kimball has experience in structural engineering, publishing entrepreneur, and running a successful strategy consulting firm. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA with honours from the University of California, Davis.
Now his expertise is used working cross-functionally with the Hays Talent Solutions global leadership team to build the strategic plan for the expansion of Hays Talent Solutions in the Americas region. Focusing on business growth and client acquisition, activation, retention, and upsell across the region.