Some estimates predict the majority of the US workforce will be freelancing by 2027. Freelance marketplaces are the driving force .In their recent report, Forrester deemed it an emerging market. HBR took this a step further, highlighting that 90% of leaders are prioritizing freelance talent already.
Forrester confirms what 90% of leaders according to HBR already know – The future of work is flexible, hybrid teams are gaining importance, and virtual forms of organization are becoming the norm.
- The massive volume of data that a freelance talent marketplace gathers from hundreds of thousands of freelancers and millions of engagements means it can use this detailed information to build AI-powered task/talent matching engines and offer service catalogs with standard outcomes and pricing.
- Primary challenge — integration into enterprise hiring and sourcing systems. As these marketplaces mature, they must integrate their talent pools into established enterprise systems, including talent agencies like Kelly Services and Young Capital and talent sourcing systems like Beeline, Coupa, and SAP Fieldglass. This integration will ease their entry into your hiring teams and HR departments and give you a single console to find and deploy freelancers.
- Vicoland goes one step further and allows the creation of expert teams through the Vicoland platform. Thus, not only individual freelancers can be contracted, but entire teams of experts.