In this gig economy we live in, which is growing rapidly, how many of you have used talent agencies, for specialized professionals on an as needed basis, to ramp up quickly and get a project done?

Yes, we use external talent agencies often28%

Yes, we use external talent agencies rarely52%

No, we only leverage internal staff16%

Not sure, I see people come and go not sure if they are internal staff or external talent2%


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CEO in Healthcare and Biotech, 11 - 50 employees
Though expensive, my experience using 3rd party agencies allows us to have a great 1st and 2nd sober thought on key talent, internal and external, which has become all the more crucial over the past 34 months
Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
We don’t typically do contracts with individuals. Instead if we need a single skill we leverage one of our service providers- Capgemini, Wipro, Infosys, etc. i answered yes, but our contractors are not true “gig” workers since those providers typically have full time employees
CFO Advisory Director in Finance (non-banking), 10,001+ employees
Using agencies that are people centric in the processes can be expensive and time consuming. Software platforms now exist for allowing contractors and companies to engage and work together without human intervention. Not just simple talks like fivr and other do but qualified professionals ( like in pharmacists with locumate )

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6-12 months54%

12-18 months24%

18-24 months6%

>24 months5%


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Cycle time48%

Change failure rate50%

Mean time to restore34%


Coding time22%

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