Total talent challenge 2020

For the past decade(s), HR visionaries have enlightened us on the future of total talent management. Not only as a workforce strategy, but also as a possible business model for the HR industry.

So how are you doing on total talent? A question we ask quite frequently. The answer used to be quite vague and usually identified blocking issues such as organisation maturity or a lack of urgency. For the HR industry a blocking issue was a lack of market potential and therefore no business cases to be made.

However, what used to be vague is getting increasingly concrete. Some organisations e.g. have adopted the total talent vision and have been open to bids for total talent solutions. This market seems to be growing and the amount of available solutions follows this same trend.

Another previously blocking issue for total talent solutions was technology. Permanent recruitment and contingent sourcing are not only different worlds within an organisation, but also in terms of tooling. On the ‘perm’ side of things, the hiring manager has the HR department, the corporate recruiter and/or the RPO service provider. And on the contingent side, the manager has the procurement department, an internal hiring desk and the organisation’s sourcing model like an MSP or preferred suppliers. The same distinction can be made in tooling. From HR and ATS systems on the one hand, to purchasing and VMS tooling on the other. Developing a service on such a multitude of tools pretty much kills all efficiency or requires costly integrations.

As a tooling vendor however, we took it upon ourselves to remove the technology hurdle. We already were total talent enthusiasts, but now we have put our money where our mouth is. In 2019 we have developed a multitude of total talent features to assist our clients in expanding their programmes’ scope from strictly contingent to a combination of contingent and perm in a simplified tooling landscape. Our tool has been equipped with a Hiring Manager App that enables the manager to post contingent and perm resource requirements; we support separated perm and contingent workflows and we have added ATS features to accommodate the corporate or RPO recruiter. We are also happy to report two very satisfied pilot clients for our current total talent solution and we are rolling out this solution to additional programmes as we speak.

For 2020, we are looking to extend our ATS capabilities to even further fulfill the total talent prophecy. Any total talent challenges you would like to take on next year?
– Narada Bouwland, Solution Architect at Nétive VMS

If you are interested in Nétive’s Total Talent capabilities, we hereby invite you to join our Total Talent Demo webinar on February 20th 2020, at 1pm (GMT). Click here to register!