Talent [R]evolution

Sourcing Talent in the Digital Age

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How to make the ‘flexeteriat’ work for you

flexeteriat

Reading Time: 6 minutes Every year, various pundits and experts will publish an article or two arguing the wheres and why-fors of their predicted shake ups for the year. Generally, these pieces will contain their projections for year-defining buzzwords, which may or may not set the tone for the coming months. In this year’s offering of 2024 forecasts, one […]

Why communities are key for female tech experts looking to lead

female tech + communities

Reading Time: 7 minutes As a proud Nigerian woman, I believe empowering the greatest and most diverse number of people is essential to building a better future for all. My commitment to innovation and inclusivity has been a cornerstone of my tech advocacy, and I’m passionate about empowering female tech experts and connecting them in communities.  As a Director […]

4-day workweek companies: The good, the bad, and the alternatives

4 day work week companies

Reading Time: 7 minutes Productivity is the word on every company’s lips. Now more than ever, organisations need to meet rising demand and get the most out of their resources. However, in a time of tumult, one thing hasn’t changed – our most important resource is still talent. In light of the conditions, how can we get the most […]

Building your personal brand to generate quality leads

building your personal brand

Reading Time: 8 minutes The phrase ‘personal brand’ has been much bandied about over the years. From social media influencers to politicians, it seems almost everybody is crafting their image and controlling how others perceive them. As a freelancer, one of the most unsung but most important aspects of finding new business is how you market and advertise your […]

No man is an island: The value of a freelance network

freelance network

Reading Time: 7 minutes Talk to anyone who’s done freelance work over the past few years and they’ll probably all tell you the same thing: it can be lonely out there. Working from home while delivering projects with little collaboration and communication being limited to clients can take its toll. Humans are social beings; when we spend such large […]

Shaping the future: The role of freelance platforms in the Middle East

freelance platforms Middle East

Reading Time: 7 minutes Significant transformations are happening in the Middle East; gone are the days of the region playing catch up to the West’s business dominance. A marked shift towards digitalisation, massive investments and infrastructure development all point towards rapid growth in the region. Smart cities, telcos and IT infrastructure developments are reshaping the business landscape. The flip […]

Hire a culture add, not a culture fit

culture add

Reading Time: 6 minutes Among my trawls of social media, I have recently come across many posts promoting the benefits of hiring a ‘culture add’. That is, new hires that do not fit the mould; new recruits that come from different backgrounds, with different experiences and education to the existing staff.  However, I still see recruitment teams taking on […]

The benefits of working with freelancers to manage the talent shortage

working with freelancers

Reading Time: 7 minutes The talent shortage remains a significant problem. The issue has been growing exponentially, although identifying one single cause of the talent drought remains a challenge. It does not present itself equally in all markets and every geography, and therefore, requires nuanced analysis and strategy. However, across markets, one actor stands out as a key solution: […]

Strategies and best practices to efficiently manage your freelance clients with Indy

freelance clients

Reading Time: 4 minutes As a freelancer, juggling multiple client expectations and fostering healthy client relationships can be a challenging task. Yet, it’s an integral part of your success in the freelance world. Managing freelance clients effectively is not simply about meeting deadlines or delivering quality work; it’s about understanding their requirements, maintaining clear communication, and ensuring that expectations […]

Getting a grasp on freelancer tools: Leveraging them for success

freelancer toolkit

Reading Time: 10 minutes Tools and work have always gone hand-in-hand. As the chisel is to the mason, or the saw to the carpenter, digital tools are to the Business Tech freelancer. Within each of these categories, there are tools that are useful for freelancers for every stage of their working relationships.  The websites, programs and devices that make […]