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Reimagining Work by Peter Maglathlin, Pat Petitti, Rob Biederman

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CHAPTER 12Win with Technology2016

Large enterprises are looking for a competitive edge in today's increasingly competitive labor market. Catalant enables top companies to find top talent quickly and cost effectively.

CRAIG DRISCOLL, HIGHLAND CAPITAL

Mark Cuban was right, of course: at its core, our platform was about connecting businesses to elite talent. Companies expressed the problem in different ways. They would talk about a “talent gap” or express frustrations they felt attracting the right people—the best people—to their company. The workload varied, but their ability to add capacity was rigid. Those in management positions felt enormous stress struggling to meet their goals through maternity and sick leave or a seasonal crunch. Some expressed a frustration that came down to this: their company had tens of thousands of people in their employee base and yet they often didn't have the people they needed to get the basic work done—and that was hurting business. For many, the reality was that specialization was more critical than ever. However, the answer wasn't to add to the head count but to make sure they had access to the right person at the right moment.

No matter how they expressed it, the pain point was always the same: there is something broken in the workplace. Companies were in desperate need of help. Technology had the potential to cause a seismic shift in how business got things done. They could use a platform like ours to locate and engage happier, more focused ...

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