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Lee Willoughby



Building the Future of Workforce: Leveraging Private and Third-Party Talent Pools

Workforce evolution is a hot topic right now, with the dramatic shifts in traditional work models causing businesses to rethink their hiring strategies. Companies today grapple with the challenge of adapting to these trends while ensuring business continuity and growth. By 2023, over 46% of workers globally are self-employed [1], pushing enterprises to reinvent their talent sourcing, management, and engagement practices.

Now, imagine a system where your organization has a private pool of tested and trusted talent, accessible at the click of a button. This pool is complemented by external, third-party marketplaces where you can tap into when specific, often more unique, skills are needed. The bridge between these two worlds? Cutting-edge technology that functions as an aggregator, combining the best of both worlds.

1. The Shift to Private Talent Pools

The rapidly evolving labor market has seen businesses recognizing the advantages of cultivating their talent pools. These are databases of pre-vetted, skilled professionals who are familiar with your business and can be rapidly mobilized to fill talent gaps. Instead of trudging through the traditional lengthy recruitment process, businesses can reach out directly to suitable talent, significantly slashing hiring time, which can be reduced by up to 50% [3].

2. Powering Talent Pools with Technology

Legacy technology systems, designed decades ago, are ill-equipped to manage today's workforce dynamics [2]. Modern tech, including AI-powered tools, are being leveraged to manage private talent pools efficiently. These technologies provide comprehensive features to manage the entire lifecycle from hiring, managing compliance and payments, to engagement and retention. Such systems provide a competitive edge in the current talent market.

3. The Role of Vendor Management Systems

While businesses are increasing their reliance on internal hiring, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) are faced with an adaptation challenge. With emerging technologies threatening to outpace traditional VMS, forward-thinking vendors who are acquiring and integrating these new technologies stand a chance to retain and even expand their market share [4].

4. Freelance Marketplaces and Value Addition

Freelance Marketplaces may encounter decreased demand due to the rising popularity of private talent pools. However, they still have a crucial role to play. Businesses will always require quality assurance and a diverse range of skills, which third-party marketplaces can provide. By focusing on adding value to freelancers, these marketplaces can maintain their relevance and attractiveness.

5. Collaborative Opportunities

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) not offering Employer of Record (EOR) services may experience a decrease in client volume. However, the shift to private talent pool technologies opens new collaborative opportunities. By integrating these new technologies, MSPs can offer more value to their clients and strengthen their market position [2].


The evolution of the workforce, driven by increasing self-employment and the rise of private talent pools, necessitates an adaptive and innovative approach to talent management. As organizations navigate these changes, they must strategically harness the potential of both private talent pools and third-party marketplaces. By leveraging modern technologies as a bridge between these two worlds, businesses can stay ahead in the dynamic talent market.

It's time to reassess your organization's talent management strategies and explore how you can build and effectively manage your private talent pool. If your business needs assistance on this transformative journey, Bubty, with its advanced and intuitive features, stands ready to support you.


[1]: McKinsey & Company. (2023). Overcoming Skills Gaps in the Modern Business Landscape. 

[2]: Deloitte Insights. (2023). The Rise of Contract and Freelance Work. 

[3]: Gartner. (2023). How Talent Pools are Reducing Hiring Times. 

[4]: Forrester Research. (2023). The Evolution and Challenges of Vendor Management Systems.

[5]: MIT Technology Review. (2023). The Power of AI in Talent Management.