September 19, 2023 TALENT ON DEMAND: THE TALENT YOU NEED WHEN YOU NEED IT
In light of the incredible speed of innovation, specialized tech talent has never been more critical to business success. Yet access to that talent remains frustratingly difficult for many companies. According to the Society for Human Resources Management, 69% of businesses are having trouble recruiting suitable candidates for their open positions, with HR professionals rating this their number one challenge.
But is it truly a skilled worker shortage? Perhaps. At Topcoder, we have witnessed an explosion of available talent, with over a million individuals now part of our community which serves businesses and organizations like Microsoft, NASA and Harvard. The truth is more interesting and more solvable: Talent is out there, but businesses lack consistent access to that talent.
AGILE, SCALABLE TALENT ON DEMAND
All it takes is the right technology and infrastructure for companies to connect. For the past 20 years, Topcoder has helped do just that, connecting businesses with emerging on-demand tech experts—coders, designers, and other technologists—solving real-world issues. In 2019, Topcoder launched Talent on Demand (previously Talent-as-a-Service, or TaaS), a fast, scalable, outcome-based workforce that’s highly flexible and ready to solve complex business and technical problems.Talent on Demand enables access to a scalable and talented team of coders, QA professionals, designers, data scientists or a combination of the skills your projects call for. We know exactly who’s in our network and what they’re great at doing. Whether you want to work with individuals or teams,
our data-driven matching framework connects customers with the best talent quickly. Talent on Demand offers instant access to vetted talent and a managed experience. It’s the simplest way to ramp and execute on digital projects, and like all offerings on Topcoder, it is crafted for the enterprise and designed to scale.
A “GO-TO WORKFORCE” FOR YOUR DIGITAL PROJECTS
The Talent on Demand model has already helped Topcoder clients like ConsenSys—a global blockchain technology company—to build and scale rapidly over the last year. “Talent on Demand from Topcoder allowed us to benefit from on-demand, globally based technologists with specialized skill sets to be a go-to workforce to get projects off the ground and then help complete them,” says Tom Lindeman, Co-founder of ConsenSys Diligence.
ConsenSys tapped highly-skilled technologists focused solely on deliverables and execution, eliminating the cost and hassle of hiring, on-boarding, and managing talent. Topcoder’s sizable talent pool—including over 14,000 highly-skilled members who truly understand development for blockchain projects—helped ConsenSys create scalable solutions across their portfolio of projects. And it allowed ConsenSys the flexibility to scale rapidly, completing more than 50 projects successfully.
“The Topcoder Community demonstrated a shared sense of ownership where they truly cared about the success of the product and would proactively offer input on how to make things better,” says Lindeman. “The Topcoder Community really felt like an integrated part of our team.”
SOLVE THE TALENT GAP
Talent on Demand is a powerful solution for businesses that need unique, customized and flexible talent solutions. To learn more about this offering and paired services, download our Topcoder TaaS eBook, email us (email@example.com), or visit our Talent-as-a-Service page.
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in November 2019 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.