Outsourced talent


The topic of outsourced talent is discussed in the context of the gig economy, specifically how the rise of platforms like Uber and TaskRabbit has transformed the way work is performed by highly skilled cross-disciplinary workers. In this evolving scenario, talents who are not constantly available find new opportunities to engage on-demand, creating a marketplace that resembles traditional agencies but spans across several disciplines. This allows companies to address specific needs such as launching a marketplace or an NFT platform by assembling a team that includes experts in fields like email marketing, engineering, designing, and more 1.

Additionally, during economic downturns, there is a significant opportunity for businesses that help companies preserve money or provide individuals with side income. Examples of this include creating niche marketplaces for outsourced talent, which can be a lucrative way to assist companies in reducing their full-time staff costs while still maintaining operational efficiency 2.

Also, with shifts toward remote work, outsourcing becomes more prevalent and accepted, particularly in reducing labor costs, which directly impacts the company's bottom line profitability. This rising acceptance also translates into openness about using offshore talent as a smart business strategy without additional organizational costs, thus benefiting from experiences and systems shared by others in similar positions 3.

Next-Gen Gig Economy

Shaan and Sam discuss the rise of a new version of the gig economy where highly skilled cross-disciplinary workers can come together to offer their services in building marketplaces and other premium projects. They compare this to the current agency model and highlight the potential for talented individuals who are no longer locked into traditional jobs due to COVID-19.

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