Talent platforms are internet-enabled marketplaces that allow work and talent to find one another. This video illustrates three talent platforms for different kinds of work - Upwork/Elance, MOFILM, and TopCoder - that connect organizations to free agents anywhere in the world. The result is a global supply chain of talent.
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- A talent platform is an internet enabled marketplace…that allows work and talent to find one another.…It connects organizations to free agents.…People like designers, developers, writers, translators,…lawyers, engineers, architects, accountants,…customer support specialists, marketing and sales…specialists, the list goes on and on.…Consider Upwork Elance, for example.…Its private talent cloud allows organizations to hire,…manage, and pay freelancers on demand.…
A one billion dollar a year business today,…its network includes almost a million businesses,…and three million freelancers for more than 180 countries.…Here's how it works,…a client posts a task, and its budget,…either fixed price or hourly,…free agents review tasks that are posted,…and they apply for work that they're interested in.…Clients can also search the database of available…free agents, and invite one or more to submit a proposal.…
Alternatively, the platform can recommend free agents…who match the client's requirements.…To be sensible about the time needed to screen proposals,…
Wayne first outlines the characteristics of freelancers, contractors, and elancers, and what they look for in an employer. He then reviews the management challenges involved in leading an on-demand team, and the implications for HR professionals responsible for developing a global supply chain of talent. He also considers critical legal issues: how to protect proprietary information, how to avoid violations of compensation and benefits laws, and how to distinguish nonemployees from employees of an organization. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the issues facing employers and employees in the on-demand economy.
- Who are on-demand workers?
- Developing a management strategy
- Incentivizing on-demand workers
- Hiring and developing
- Managing risk with outside workers
- Understanding the legal issues