Use Cases

Examples of successful TalonFMS deployments

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Referrals, Re-engaging and Silver Medallists

The opportunity

A large management consultancy wanted to reduce their agency fees by increasing referrals, re-engaging contractors and engaging previous applicants.

The cost saving by reducing the agency fees far exceeded the implementation costs and spend-under-management fee structure of TalonFMS.

The result

The key to delivering success was in consolidating and controlling the distributed and decentralised pockets of talent managed by individual business units with spreadsheets and black-books.

TalonFMS provided a branded, stand-alone solution to centralise the management and direct engagement of external contingent workers. This immediately provided visibility of the opportunity to re-engage current contractors thus enabling significant reductions in time to hire and the amount of money spent on acquiring new talent through agencies.

To expand the community and further increase the potential for reducing acquisition costs, all previously engaged contractors and previously applied contractors were invited to join the private talent community.

Custom onboarding and vetting processes helped to classify and organise the talent community, making it easy for the management consultancy to re-engage the best contingent workers

 

Private, Vetted Community of Quality Freelance Developers

The opportunity

A rapidly growing Finance company wanted to stay ahead of the competition by creating an external development resource, but wanted to ensure the highest possible development and product standards. Offshoring and the common freelance marketplaces weren't meeting the required standard so company's vision was to develop their own carefully-curated freelancer developer community.

The result

Making the vision reality hinged on migrating their existing community of freelance developers to a new home in their branded, stand-alone instance of TalonFMS.

To ensure the migration process was frictionless and no valuable talent was put off by the move, careful attention was given to the onboarding and profile creation process.

Accommodating a large existing community of freelancers was simple, so to optimise the process further, the company’s instance of TalonFMS's taxonomy was customised to ensure that their existing developers would be able to continue working with familiar terms and language but through a far more efficient and user-friendly process.

The guided profile creation process made it simple for each developer to create a profile reflecting their skills, rates and experience. But the additional review and rating functionality gave the company a new ability to monitor the quality and availability of talent in their community.

 

Managing the long tail of smaller SoW engagements that fall below procurement control

The opportunity

An international recruitment business wanted to help its managed-service clients tackle the challenge of controlling the vast number of SOWs that don't quite hit the thresholds for Procurement to be involve. For example, the smaller projects valued up to around £100,000 that happen regularly in most business units.

The result

Visibility, analytics and control were the three core pillars of the solution. The first step was to tailor their instance of TalonFMS to optimise the supplier management capability. This included implementing a custom taxonomy, additional search filters and specific supplier profile information.

TalonFMS' standard milestone functionality helped introduce a level of control, where supplier progress and payments were now able to be connected to project milestones.

Analytics also meant that, in real-time, the client could see which vendors and suppliers were good at hitting deadlines and budgets versus those that were not.

 

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