Consultant Onboarding Playbook

This playbook shares our tried and tested insights about the key components required to set the client – consultant relationship up for success and ensure a mutually beneficial experience.

Talent On-Demand Report for Asia and Africa – For Independents

The nature of work has changed for both professionals and employers. Gone are the days when employers controlled careers and gig work was transactional and low value. High-end talent is increasingly looking to accumulate skills and project experience, and are taking responsibility for their own development. 2021 saw strong growth for independent talent, with demand doubling compared to the previous year. Growth has come from all client sectors. Access our Talent On-Demand Report 2022 wherein we share data on which skills were in high demand and where that demand came from.

Talent On-Demand Report for Asia and Africa- For Clients

In 2022 employers are continuing to implement their post-pandemic growth plans, but also taking into account the need for flexibility as well as the changing behaviour of skilled talent. As a result, many clients are now expecting as much as 30% of their future workforce to be non-permanent.

How did employers in Southeast Asia, India, MENA and South Africa make use of independent talent in the past year, and what are the demand trends going forward? Access our annual Talent On-Demand Report 2022 wherein we present our findings, based on over 7,000 registered independents, and hundreds of projects executed last year alone.

Future of Work accelerated: Learnings from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Deloitte India has surveyed and held virtual one-on-one conversations with CXOs from 42 reputed Indian organisations. They have summarised seven key learnings relevant to the acceleration of Future of Work in India and presented what a COVID-adjusted strategy could look like for organisations looking to embrace the Future of Work


The Changing Nature of Work

The report emphasises that with the rise of technology, human capital is a very important investment. Adjusting to the next wave of jobs requires social protection. 8 in 10 people in developing countries receive no social assistance, and 6 in 10 work informally without insurance and other benefits.

2020 High-End Independent Talent Report: How Leading Companies Deploy On-Demand Skills and Expertise for Critical Projects and Interim Roles

Talent platform Business Talent Group gives an insight into how companies in primarily the US deploy independent consultants for high-profile projects where previously management consultancies would have been hired.

Future of Work in the Global South

Two centuries of technological innovation have not resulted in massive unemployment. Along with a host of other factors, technology contributed to new types of work. Will it be different this time? This report looks at what the #futureofwork might look like in the global south.

The Big Freelance Skills Needed as Companies Rebuild after COVID19: Perspectives from Global Platform Leaders

Forbes asked leading freelance platforms what freelance skills / professional specialities are likely to be most in demand on your platform as the global economy begins to emerge out of COVID 19. Find out what platforms such as BTG, Outsized and Catalant had to say.

The Future of Work in Africa: Harnessing the Potential of Digital Technologies for All

This report claims that Africa has an opportunity to forge a different path than the rest of the world, given where it is today. Digital technology adoption has the potential, if harnessed effectively, to transform the nature of work for all Africans. Why focus on digital technology adoption in Africa? Because digital technologies have the potential to help build skills not just for a privileged few, but for all workers—including those with low education and limited opportunities—and to boost productivity and create better jobs in all enterprises, including informal ones.

How the Gig Economy is Changing the Workforce

Contingent workers are more than a passing trend. By collaborating on ways to overcome the potential risks, organizations and contingent workers alike can ride a rising tide of prosperity. Two in five organizations expect to increase their use of the contingent workforce by 2020. In fact, one in three employers of 100,000 employees or more expect to use 30% or more contingent workers in the same timeframe.

The Global Gig Economy: Capitalizing on a USD 500B Opportunity

A new study confirms the rapid development of the global Gig Economy, projecting double-digit annual growth for the industry over the next five years. As new and existing digital platforms compete to own a portion of this success, they encounter a common series of obstacles in pursuing initiatives of global and domestic expansion, including freelancer retention.

The New Freelancers

A report about how a wave of new freelancers across the globe use gig and talent platforms to get matched also to highly skilled opportunities. Such platforms is just one element of an emerging ecosystem of other forms of work and support services that is profoundly changing the way companies hire, train, reward and manage agile, blended workforces.