“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” It’s an old saying and, sadly, one that sometimes still rings true. That logic may have stacked up years ago in the dusty corridors and crowded bars of the legal and banking world, but as the shape of the workforce changes, we have to challenge the status quo and start again when it comes to networking, talent spotting and hiring.
Much has been written about the rise in the number of freelancers. The self-employed now make up 15% of the UK workforce, though this figure soars to 47% in creative industries, according to the Creative Industries Federation.
The self-employed now make up 15% of the UK workforce, though this figure soars to 47% in creative industries
Despite this clear shift, the system that connects the right talent with the right company remains broken. Freelancers are forced to waste hours chasing up past employers to verify their working history and prove their credentials to future employers. Many freelancers then find themselves having to invest time in unpaid work simply to connect with a new employer and secure a role.
The picture is no brighter on the employer side, where the burden of talent sourcing and on-boarding is a risk-laden, lengthy and costly exercise.
Nodal aims to revolutionise the way business is done, taking unnecessary time and cost out of the process for both parties. Employers can rely on the skill endorsements of a community of trusted freelancers to help them find talent quickly and with confidence. Freelancers can shine beyond the reach of their own personal networks, to connect with the roles that best match their skills.
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