365Talents confirms plans for international expansion with the arrival of a new board member
Top executive from UKG join 365Talents to strengthen its focus on international markets.
Travis Burke has just joined as board member, the growing scale-up specialised in Talent Management.
Toronto-based Travis Burke, now VP Strategy and Global Development with the French unicorn Contentsquare, has also a great number of experiences within the HR software. From Ultimate software to UKG, he helps many tech start-ups in the field as an advisor. He also met 365Talents through connections in the HR space, he was convinced by the employee-driven experience and how helpful it can be.
“I wish I had a Talent Marketplace in one of my previous roles: I had to build up a whole team, and it would have been great to see where the company had the skills and the right people internally to staff my new team. People internally have their own corporate network and connections, on top of the right skill set. It can really accelerate your team ramp-up and deliver results faster.”
Travis was also impressed by 365Talents capability to scale its projects. In his experience, he acknowledges how difficult it can be to transform a proof of concept into a large scale project reaching thousands of employees worldwide. The successful track-record of the European start-up is a high differentiator, according to him.
He also mentions the importance of Strategic Workforce Planning, intertwined with Talent Management, and the impact it can have on organisations. A key element, but, as stated in the latest Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2020, only 11% of organisations said they were able to produce information on their workforce in real time. That leaves a huge market opportunity for 365Talents.
A market booming for the French Scale-up
As Gartner stated earlier this year in its Innovation Insights for Talent Marketplaces : Less than 5% of enterprises in the target market for Talent Marketplaces are ready to fully adopt such solutions enterprise wise. The market is in its early stages, but analysts predict that by 2025, 20% of large organisations will have internal talent marketplaces to optimise the utilisation and agility of Talent.
Travis highlights the importance of identifying skills within companies. HR departments have to drive their workforce to adapt, reskill and assume new roles to guarantee agility, employee engagement and retention at the same time. And this hasn’t been more true since 2020.
This trend has mainly been accelerated with the current Covid crisis : The need for internal talent and agility has never been as steep.
As the market matures for Talent Marketplaces, 365Talents can count on the technological and strategic advice from Travis Burke to position itself on the international scene.