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Listen to Connor Heaney discuss all things open talent with industry experts. In each episode Connor speaks with legal, talent and leadership experts. Connor is the managing director of CXC Global EMEA a contingent workforce management company. Connor has a particular interest in the future of work in the open talent sector.

The Open Talent Report Connor Heaney

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Listen to Connor Heaney discuss all things open talent with industry experts. In each episode Connor speaks with legal, talent and leadership experts. Connor is the managing director of CXC Global EMEA a contingent workforce management company. Connor has a particular interest in the future of work in the open talent sector.

    Ep. #90 | The Entrepreneurial Journey and Talent Pooling - Tom Davenport (Alvius)

    Ep. #90 | The Entrepreneurial Journey and Talent Pooling - Tom Davenport (Alvius)

    On this episode of The Open Talent Report, Connor Heaney speaks to Tom Davenport, Managing Director of Alvius. Alvius is a leading technology company which provides VMS and talent pooling technology solutions to staffing, recruitment, and jobs businesses.
    Tom is a 3-time founder. He has also been a consultant for PWC, an Innovation Advisor for the Tesco Group and a soldier in the British Army Reserve.


     In this episode, Connor & Tom discuss:


    2.11 Tom’s story – how he became an MD at Alvius
    8.15 In the era of talent pools and talent marketplaces, why are recruitment and staffing agencies still in business?
    18.31 The fetishization of failure and Tom’s learnings from failure
    23.23 The journey of raising money
    29.14 The challenges Alvius solves
    35.12 The talent scarcity crisis – how can technologies like Alvius’s solve this?
    45.05 Is there a role in matching talent outside a country’s borders?
    50.05 AI and jobs displacement
    54.48 Predictions for future of work

    Connect with Tom: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-davenport-8a35011a/
    Connect with Connor: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hrmconnorheaney/   
    Visit Alvius's website: https://alvius.com
    Visit CXC's website: https://www.cxcglobal.com/ 

    • 58 min
    Ep. #89 | Emerging and Progressive Contingent Workforce Solutions - Terri Gallagher (Gallagher and Consultants)

    Ep. #89 | Emerging and Progressive Contingent Workforce Solutions - Terri Gallagher (Gallagher and Consultants)

    On this episode of The Open Talent Report, Connor Heaney speaks to Terri Gallagher, CEO at Gallagher and Consultants. She is also an author and speaker. 
    Terri created Walt Disney World’s first contingent workforce program, and grew her expertise working for the largest Global MSP/Staffing companies in the world.  She then started her consultancy firm to break the standard paradigms of traditional contingent workforce solutions.


    Gallagher and Consultants employ an emerging model of alternative workforce management, the Adaptable Talent Program approach (ATP), to help businesses manage and optimise their contingent workforce. 


    In this episode, Connor & Terri discuss:
    3:56 Terri’s story7:01 Entrepreneurial journey difficulties learnings12:01 The problems and challenges Gallagher and Consultants solve16:30 Are staffing companies ripe for disintermediation by newer tech providers?18:50 Are large MSP’s and VMS’s at risk from talent marketplaces?22:34 Direct sourcing – why are companies not buying it?25:45 Gallagher and Consultant’s Adaptable Talent Program29:06 The talent availability problem – why do we have it and what can we do about it?37:42 How do we bring deskless workers into remote working?40:44 Future of work predictionsConnect with Terri: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrigallagher3/ 
    Connect with Connor: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hrmconnorheaney/   
    Visit Gallagher and Consultant's website: https://www.gallagherandconsultants.com
    Visit CXC's website: https://www.cxcglobal.com/ 

    • 44 min
    Ep. #88 | The Extended Workforce - Jon Holden (Aventi Solutions)

    Ep. #88 | The Extended Workforce - Jon Holden (Aventi Solutions)

    On this episode of The Open Talent Report, Connor Heaney speaks to Jon Holden, CRO at Aventi Solutions. Aventi Solutions is a specialist SAP Fieldglass partner who advises large corporates on their extended workforce strategies. 
    Jon has had an astronomical career in the human capital sector working for many companies including Services and software companies such as IQNavigator and Beeline.


     In this episode Connor & Jon discuss:
    Jon’s storyWhat Aventi Solutions doNew entrants entering the extended workforce platform market – is it time for some competition?Are SAP Fieldglass and Aventi working to combine single point solutions into one application?Resource demand planning and strategic workforce planningWhy do we have a talent availability crisis and what can we do about it?Are large enterprises starting to look at global talent pools?Is there an opportunity for talent marketplaces to work with enterprises? Would this be a threat to MSP’s and VMS’s?AI and its impact on jobsRemote work – good or bad?Predictions for future of workConnect with Jon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonholden71/ 
    Connect with Connor: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hrmconnorheaney/
    Visit Aventi's website: https://aventisolutions.com/
    Visit CXC's website: https://www.cxcglobal.com/ 

    • 55 min
    Ep. #87 | The Past, Present and Future of VMS’s - Mark Zolkos (Flextrack)

    Ep. #87 | The Past, Present and Future of VMS’s - Mark Zolkos (Flextrack)

    On this episode of The Open Talent Report, Connor Heaney talks to Mark Zolkos, Managing Director of Enterprise Strategies and MSP Alliances at Flextrack. Flextrack offers a next generation vendor management system to help businesses acquire, engage and manage their external workforce. 
    Mark has a wealth of knowledge around VMS’s and has seen many changes over the years.


    In this episode, Connor & Mark discuss:
    Mark’s storyKey takeaways from Jamiel’s (Tapfin’s Colonel) leadership styleThe challenges Flextrack solves & how it’s VMS is differentThe history, evolution & future of VMS’s The talent scarcity problem – how can we solve it?Has the education system evolved enough to prepare us for the future?Talent screening – are we too harsh & over-screening?Talent marketplaces – why have large enterprises not adopted them?AI – negative or a force for good?Remote work – concerning or good?Predictions for future of workConnect with Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-zolkos-09b65b3/ 
    Connect with Connor: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hrmconnorheaney/
    Visit Flextrack's website: https://www.flextrack.com/
    Visit CXC's website: https://www.cxcglobal.com/ 

    • 50 min
    Ep. #86 | Remote-first and The Remote Work Revolution - John Riordan (Grow Remote)

    Ep. #86 | Remote-first and The Remote Work Revolution - John Riordan (Grow Remote)

    On this episode of The Open Talent Report, Connor Heaney talks to John Riordan, Chairman of Grow Remote and Board Director at Boundless and Otonomee.
    John is an avid supporter of working remote-first. Throughout his career, he has worked for large and well-known businesses such as Virgin Atlantic, Apple and Shopify, helping them implement remote working in contact centre customer service. 
    During the episode Connor & John discuss:
    John’s storySetting up a contact centre customer service remote work model at Virgin AtlanticRemote work and being remote-firstWhat is driving return to office mandates?Labour Market Paradox and talent scarcity crisis – how can this be tackled?Africa – the solution to the demographic drought?HR tech – bubble or not?Predictions for the future of workWhat Grow Remote doesConnect with John: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johncriordan/
    Connect with Connor: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hrmconnorheaney/
    Visit Grow Remote's website: https://growremote.ie/
    Visit CXC's website: https://www.cxcglobal.com/ 

    • 56 min
    Ep. #85 | Open Talent: Leveraging a Global Workforce - John Winsor (Open Assembly)

    Ep. #85 | Open Talent: Leveraging a Global Workforce - John Winsor (Open Assembly)

    On this episode of The Open Talent Report, Connor speaks to John Winsor, Chairman and Founder of Open Assembly, Visiting Executive at Harvard Business School and Author. John recently co-authored a book called Open Talent: Leveraging The Global Workforce to Solve Your Business Challenges. This is his sixth book. 

    During the episode Connor & John discuss: 

    John’s storyThe speed of larger enterprises adopting freelancers and independent workers not as fast as expected – why?Company budgets – do people consider freelancers?Remote work and its influence on attrition rateOpen Assembly – what it is and the challenges it solvesThe main frameworks and key principles in John’s bookThe force multipliers for the Open Talent ModelThe compliance challenge with large enterprises and how Open Assembly helpAI Predictions for future of workConnect with John: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johntwinsor/
    Connect with Connor: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hrmconnorheaney/
    Visit Open Assembly's website: https://open-assembly.com/
    Visit CXC's website: https://www.cxcglobal.com/ 

    • 58 min

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