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2020 has seen the world of work transform before our eyes. The global freelance workforce has been augmented by millions of skilled workers looking to engage in new, creative ways while businesses look to reduce their fixed costs and move to flexible, resilient, as-a-service delivery models. Join the re-source team as they meet the movers and shakers from the wonderful world of open talent

2020 has seen the world of work transform before our eyes. The global freelance workforce has been augmented by millions of skilled workers looking to engage in new, creative ways while businesses look to reduce their fixed costs and move to flexible, resilient, as-a-service delivery models. Join the re-source team as they meet the movers and shakers from the wonderful world of open talent

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United Kingdom

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2020 has seen the world of work transform before our eyes. The global freelance workforce has been augmented by millions of skilled workers looking to engage in new, creative ways while businesses look to reduce their fixed costs and move to flexible, resilient, as-a-service delivery models. Join the re-source team as they meet the movers and shakers from the wonderful world of open talent

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English


Episodes

22: Securing the Gig Economy

10/8/2021
In this episode Barry and Eleanor reveal some exciting news in that Re-source the open talent consulting business that they run together, has merged with Open Assembly the world’s leading learning resource and consultancy for the future of work and the open talent economy. They discuss the podcast which will continue under the same name but under the Center for the Transformation of Work (CTW) banner – the CTW is a community project established by Open Assembly designed to support the needs...

Duration:00:40:27

21: Elastic, On-demand and Distributed

9/20/2021
In this episode Eleanor and Barry discuss the increasingly popular model of companies turning to elastic teams of expert freelance tech resources to deliver projects. They meet Callum Adamson Co-founder and CEO of Distributed. www.distributed.co Callum founded Distributed in 2017 and the business has seen rapid growth with demand coming from prestige brands, attracted by Distributed’s model of sourcing the best independent talent in the world managed through a quality based process and...

Duration:00:40:49

20: Freelance Teams and Virtual Companies

8/31/2021
In this week’s episode Barry and Eleanor discuss the importance of taking some time off especially when working as an independent professional (which explains the slight gap between the previous episode and this one!) they discuss the Open Assembly’s latest publication Networked Organization – a play book for implementing open talent at scale https://lnkd.in/egFrUMEA and discuss the growing trend for businesses to engage teams of freelancers. As companies grow more comfortable with...

Duration:00:59:59

19: Creative Offshoring, Secret Helpers and Marrying your Business Partner

7/28/2021
In this episode, Eleanor and Barry meet Mark Hannant and Munni Trivedi a married couple who met at work and run multiple businesses together. They compare notes on what it’s like to be married to your business partner as well as learn about Mark and Munni’s business; Indigo Premedia that provides outsourcing services to creative agencies. They discuss the rapid rise of outsourcing creative services as well as the wider industry, the disruption of human cloud marketplaces the importance of...

Duration:00:50:11

18: HR, HR Tech and OCM expertise on-demand – that role playing episode

7/15/2021
In this episode Eleanor and Barry discuss the “talent paradox” and look at the reasons why enterprises find engaging with human cloud models so challenging. They role play a scenario to bring to life how companies can overcome concerns about security, compliance, employment classification, IP protection and more and discuss how despite having solutions for each one, enterprises still find it difficult to engage readily available open talent due to “organisational inertia” and they look at...

Duration:00:45:56

17: Trust and Transparency

6/24/2021
In this week’s episode, Eleanor and Barry discuss the importance of workforce culture and how culture can be maintained and improved within an ecosystem environment. They discuss the importance of feedback loops and how the ability to give feedback in an anonymous, safe environment should be a fundamental right that transcends employment boundaries and be universally available for all workers. They are joined by Claire Schmidt, founder and CEO of Allvoices; an anonymous reporting tool and...

Duration:00:44:58

16: B2B Staff Sharing and Workforce Ecosystems

6/10/2021
In this week’s episode Eleanor and Barry discuss the growing trend of workforce ecosystems and how enterprises are starting to think more holistically about how work gets done and who does the work, treating employees, agency workers, open talent platform work, gig workers, outsourcers and robots as an ecosystem to manage. They discuss the World Economic Forum and Willis Towers Watson’s formulae for accounting for work: Return on Work (ROW) = Total Revenue / Total Cost of Work (TCW) where...

Duration:00:33:27

15: Open Talent and Customer Experience

5/19/2021
In this episode Barry and Eleanor discuss the world of Customer Experience (CX) and discuss what makes good CX and why. They discuss how after over a year of managing with the pandemic companies shouldn’t be using COVID as an excuse for poor customer service and they discuss how flexible, remote working models with mixed teams of experts can improve CX by attracting experts to work remotely on flexible terms. They are joined by Jitender Mohan, Executive Vice President and head of Customer...

Duration:00:51:36

14: The Power of Internal Talent Marketplaces

5/6/2021
In this week’s episode Eleanor and Barry discuss the world of internal talent marketplaces – an area of open talent that doesn’t always get the attention that it deserves. Much of the public discussion on open talent focusses on the way digital talent marketplaces are disrupting the world of freelance work, but that same technology can equally be applied to internally employed talent and can play an incredibly valuable role in balancing internal skills and demand across an organisation and...

Duration:00:45:37

13: Virtual Reality Gets Real

4/21/2021
In this week’s episode Eleanor and Barry discuss the world of Virtual Reality! They discuss both the fun, recreational, entertainment use of VR as well as the professional, enterprise applications of the latest incarnations of VR technology. They are joined by Neil Fox, CTO of Hexaware, emerging tech expert, open talent expert and VR afficionado and they discuss the world of VR from a business, open talent and societal perspective, it’s a fascinating discussion which covers the basics, the...

Duration:00:48:54

12: Digital Platforms and Professional Services and the Importance of Unlearning

4/8/2021
In this week’s episode Eleanor and Barry discuss how open talent marketplaces are beginning to be used at scale by global enterprises as well as by business services and technology services providers who are embracing open talent and open innovation models into their service delivery operations. The hosts are joined by Roland Rosevear from Freelancer.com’s enterprise team who provides some fascinating examples and stories that really bring this trend to life. The team also discuss virtual...

Duration:00:48:10

11: The Future of Consulting in an Open Talent World

3/26/2021
In this episode Barry and Eleanor Matthews discuss the world of consulting and the opportunities and challenges for this long established, traditional $600 billion profession. To bring to life the different models at play and to discuss the world of consulting and open talent, Barry and Eleanor welcome Mike Berry Chief Commercial Officer of JDX Consulting. JDX specialise in aligning bespoke, flexible resourcing and consulting services to financial services clients. Mike sets what Barry and...

Duration:00:43:18

10: The Glue That Makes the Gig Economy Work

3/10/2021
In this episode Barry and Eleanor Matthews discuss the complexities of making the gig economy work globally. The rise of the digital nomad raises questions around tax, employment law, compliance and requires expert advice. Our guest this week is Connor Heaney the EMEA Managing Director of CXC Global a company that specialises in making the gig economy work globally. Eleanor and Barry also talk about how the worlds of outsourcing and open talent are colliding and creating opportunities for...

Duration:00:44:50

9: Agile Talent and Martini

2/25/2021
In this episode Barry and Eleanor Matthews discuss what’s been happening in the wonderful world of open talent; including the GT&BSC’s Open Talent event, Microsoft and Linkedin’s plans to move into the open talent market and Uber’s supreme court ruling. They also discuss Agile Talent over a glass of wine with Martin Boakes MD for Europe at Enate. Agile Talent and the Martini model: any time, any place, any-where, any employment type – requires a level of orchestration and balance that only...

Duration:00:39:13

8: Working in the Gig Economy and starting Clubhouse

2/10/2021
In this episode Barry and Eleanor Matthews meet 2 of the people who make the gig economy possible; the talent providing the services. They are joined by Joanna Hulks and Alexander Chekspir who both provide services in the human cloud, but in completely different ways. Jo works on the Limitless gigCX platform www.limitlesstech.com answering text based customer queries in her spare time while bringing up a young baby and Alex works on the Topcoder platform www.topcoder.com and has been...

Duration:00:35:13

7: Smells Like Team Spirit – the nomenclature of the gig economy and curating brilliant teams

1/26/2021
Barry and Eleanor Matthews discuss the various different terms that are used to describe the gig economy and provide a structure that helps to provide some much needed consistency. They also discuss whether it’s possible to create effective teams when working remotely and digitally and when the team members are globally distributed and comprised of a multitude of different employment models. They are joined by the amazing Laura Thompson from Phenomenal Training. Laura is an expert in...

Duration:00:45:40

6: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging – Accepting difference and “getting the love you want”

1/7/2021
Barry and Eleanor Matthews kick off 2021 with a glass of wine and an inspirational chat with Aoibhe Cantwell the head of Legal, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Version 1. The conversation covers the impact of the pandemic on Diversity and Inclusion, the importance of acceptance and belonging in the workplace, Version 1’s innovative Starts With A Name (SWAN) initiative, the pros and cons of D&I in the world of Open Talent and so much more besides. It was such a fun, interesting and...

Duration:01:00:32

5: On-Demand HR Expertise – Using a Digital Platform to Access Global HR Professionals

12/7/2020
This week Barry and Eleanor Matthews share a virtual cup of tea and discuss how talent platforms are being increasingly used to match the supply and demand of highly skilled expertise as they are joined by Emma El Karout the founder of on-demand HR platform One Circle The conversation covers the latest news in Open Talent, including the WEF report on ‘The 4 things that will redefine the way we work by 2025’ and Harvard and BCGs recent report ‘Building The On-Demand Workforce’ Emma explains...

Duration:00:39:55

4: Imagine Having a Workforce of 1.6 Million – That Crowdsourcing Mark Zuckerberg Rumour Episode

11/23/2020
This week Barry and Eleanor Matthews share a virtual glass of wine and chat all things crowdsourcing, competitions and challenges with the amazing George Gallant from Topcoder The conversation covers the latest news in Open Talent as well as how crowdsourcing challenges work, why companies are choosing them as a delivery method, who the challengers are and how they deliver value George shares anecdotes, examples and stories to really bring the crowdsourcing challenge model to life. He...

Duration:00:37:57

3: Open Talent Meets Digital Talent and the UK’s Best Sausage Rolls

11/9/2020
This week Barry and Eleanor Matthews share a glass of wine and a chat with the automation legend, pioneer and the “youngest veteran in town” (his words) that is Wayne Butterfield The conversation covers the latest news in Open Talent, the changing role of RPA as a strategic lever, the similarities between open talent and automation models and the ways that automation, AI and data science can be accessed through open talent platforms to achieve rapid non-linear growth Wayne also shares...

Duration:00:37:07