2016 Hiring Trends: CIO Magazine Highlights the “Gig Economy”

Our team at OnDemand Resources was excited to come across this recent article from CIO magazine about the emerging “gig economy.”   Citing the changing needs of today’s workers, the war for talent and other factors, CIO states “the number of workers hired as freelance or contract workers has risen in the past two years, and it’s expected to increase.”   Since our inception in 2003, OnDemand and our many clients have long realized the value of an “on-demand” talent model: it’s the power and flexibility of having consistent access to just the right expert – when you need it.  Finding the right independent talent on your own isn’t as easy as it may seem.  Even with the advantages of social media and on-line job boards, locating the ideal resources can require a partner who has a keen understanding the industry and established relationships with the best independents.   OnDemand can quickly and effectively help you source top project and interim talent at a highly attractive value while mitigating the engagement risks that come with traditional consulting or the limits of going it alone.  Contact us to get... read more

IT Sourcing Trends and Emerging Resource Needs for 2015 and Beyond.

Along with the rest of the economy, the IT industry plodded through the Great Recession bringing with it tight corporate IT budgets.  A ray of sunshine was Gartner’s July 2014 prediction that total IT spending would “rebound and grow until it reaches a new equilibrium.” One year later Gartner has adjusted their 2015 IT spend growth in constant currency to 2.5% – down somewhat from the 3.7% – 3.9% 2015 projections made in the last two quarters of 2014. A closer look shows us that the changes are not organizational belt tightening, but more a result of where budget is being allocated. There is a spending shift underway from hardware to software and services, and from infrastructure to the cloud. Rather than buying six new servers and an application to upgrade an existing HR system, organizations are investing in SaaS and cloud solutions. “As business solutions age, organizations are interested in the cloud and services for their updates,” says Larry Velez, CTO and founder of Sinu, a New York-based IT Managed Service Provider.  “Just a few years ago, no one even considered SaaS solutions for things like hedge fund and portfolio management, but they do now.” The growth of cloud computing in 2015 has been significant. IDC recently reported that total cloud IT infrastructure spending has grown by 40 percent in 2015. This growth accounts for one-third of all IT infrastructure spending with that percentage expected to grow to nearly 50 percent by 2017. Hand-in-hand with cloud computing’s 2015 growth is an impressive 46 percent growth in IT security spending.  Robert Westervelt, IDC Security Products Research Manager confirmed that... read more

OnDemand Resources July/August Issue of Information OnDemand

OnDemand Resources presents the July/August Issue of Information OnDemand. In this month’s look at essential information on Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations we learn why procurement must transform by 2020, understand three ways procurement can gain millennial appeal, enjoy external insights critical to supply chain performance and see why automation isn’t taking your job. There’s also a link to the Fortune 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America, where OnDemand is proud to appear for the fourth time in it’s 12 year history! Read. Learn. Share.... read more

OnDemand Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

OnDemand Named to the Inc. 5000 List for the Fourth Time in the Firm’s 12 Year History We are pleased and proud to report that for the fourth time in our 12 year firm history, OnDemand Resources has been named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. This honor is a testimony to the OnDemand business model of providing client’s flexible talent to help them achieve exceptional results, our strong focus on what we know best, and the commitment our team has to our client’s needs.  It emphasizes how companies are changing the way they engage expertise to achieve their objectives.  A link to the full press release can be found below.   Inc 5000 Press Release Final –... read more

Baby Boomers are Retiring. Enter the Independent.

For the past 90 years a 40 hour work week has been the centerpiece of American life. This structure was necessary because it was the only way to bring people together to collaborate or produce. It was the norm and we all subscribed. But lately, that’s all been changing – and changing fast. Technology, a retiring work force, a changing economy are all playing a role. According to a recent study, Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce, there are currently 53 million workers that consider themselves “freelancers”. These independent consultants make up 34% of the American workforce. That number will grow. Over the next 15 years 40% of the current workforce, the Baby Boomers will retire. Replacing them will be a challenge. Generation X is small and Generation Y, the group most familiar with the concept of independent consulting, has a different concept of how they want to work. By 2020 it is estimated that over 49% of the American workforce will be independent consultants. In fact, this exodus has already begun and employers are feeling the pinch. A recent Corporate Leadership Council report states that nearly 60% of organizations surveyed revealed that they are currently experiencing a leadership shortage. 76% of these companies are not confident they will be able to adequately fill these positions. This talent drain is inevitable and without planning, organizations will struggle to maintain a bench with enough depth and skill to ensure their firm’s success. In 2014, more than $1Trillion (with a “T”) dollars were contributed to the economy by independent consultants. This change in the way Americans work is,... read more