Industry 4.0

Open Talent is the fastest growing sector of work and is often referred to as
The Future of Work.

Flexibility that works

​We are increasingly defining work on an output basis which makes flexibility more attractive than employer-employee models. An 'output based' contract is an agreement between a customer and a supplier, which creates a relationship for the delivery of services or products.

The driving force behind the contract is that it focuses on what the deliverables are in business terms rather than how they should be delivered.

A hot topic since 2017 which includes talent platforms, gig economy planning and AI. Open talent not only defines a way of working but highlights the shift in human behaviour as we move into the fourth industrial revolution.

Approximately 126 billion USD was spent in the global open talent economy in 2018. The UK market has grown by 43% since 2006 and is worth 21bn GBP.

What will the world of work be like for the next generation or are we already in the future of work?

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Videos, ​Podcasts and blogs worth checking out

The Future of Staffing, is Now

This podcast by Paul Estes brings together thought leaders, staffing experts, and top freelancers to talk about new work and how companies can navigate change and ensure success.

Future of Work

An eight-part podcast series presented by Jess Kelly and Gavin McLoughlin, examining how employment and work-practices have changed and adapted in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Contingent Workforce Weekly Podcast

The evolution of today’s non-employee workforce and the greater impact of the gig economy. Join Christopher J. Dwyer as he discusses the implications of the Future of Work on the world of business.

University of Oxford

How Fortune 500 Firms Are Adopting Online Freelancing Platforms by Greetje F. Corporaal and Vili Lehdonvirta from the Oxford Internet Institute. The report was produced as part of the larger ERC-funded research project iLabour: The Construction of Labour Markets, Institutions and Movements on the Internet.

Open Assembly

Open Assembly hosts the conversations, community and learning that help culture and business transition to the future of work. Our access to insights from Harvard Business School and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) means we provide valuable content, community, to inspire people who want to learn new ways of working using open strategies.

Europe's leading independent think tank

Thinking ahead for Europe: Founded in Brussels in 1983, CEPS is a leading think tank and forum for debate on EU affairs, with an exceptionally strong in-house research capacity and an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world. Zachary Kilhoffer is a Researcher in the Jobs and Skills unit at CEPS.

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