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Remote Talent Brokerage

Hiring remote talent i.e. people irrespective of where they are based, offers many opportunities. At the same time, hiring remote talent can be daunting. People may appear to have the right skills, available at more attractive rates, but how can we trust someone who we never met. And what about the associated risks of breaking international labor laws, or the need to process international payments and adhere to local tax policies?

OpenTalent is the remote talent broker for companies to hire phenomenal remote, on-demand talent across the EU, secure and hassle-free.

Our service

The core of our service consists of finding the right talent, screening talent and ensuring talent can work in a way that is compliant with internal company as well as local regulations. We take care of all contractual and financial handling of hiring talent. By using our service, you get all the benefits of a Managed Service Provider, fully transparant at competitive rates.

  1. Screened, compliant talent
    Remove risk through hiring talent that has been thoroughly vetted. We verify talent through a series of checks, for example background, insolvency, and criminal record checks as well as social media verification. We also verify and administer the necessary documentation such as ID and local registration of legal entity. Compliancy with GDPR is secured through yearly check-ins with the talent, asking them to check and update their profile.
  2. Automated contracting in line with EU 27 regulations
    As an employer you want to make sure that temporary contingent staff, like Independent Contractors, are contracted according to international laws through a project-based framework. We will find the right contractual templates, for Independent Contractors and/or Agencies, and will identify the right conditions for talent to get to work.
  3. Financial management
    Client get one monthly invoice from us while we take care of the processing of payments to all talent. We make sure al payments are done on time and according to all internal and external regulations, including full compliance under PSD2 regulation and KYC. At any point in time, you and the talent can check the financial status of your collaboration through the OpenTalent platform.
  4. Single source of truth for your entire flex workforce
    Host your on-demand contingent workforce in a ‘private pool’ on the OpenTalent platform; secure cloud-based technology accessible at any point in time. Hiring managers get to find and re-hire people easily. HR/ Finance manager get access to workforce insights like spend and performance.

The OpenTalent network

At OpenTalent we have our own network of top freelancers, agencies and consultancies from across the European Union.

Skills-Based framework Our network is built up around in-demand skills across 7 categories: IT & Digital, Marketing, Sales / Business Development, Finance, Legal, Project Management, Entrepreneurship.

For example, in the category “IT & Digital” you can find people with the following set of skills:

Solutions Hard Skills (expertise) Soft Skills
Docker Mobile development iOS Time management
SQL Server Scrum Attention to detail
Unix Cloud Computing Problem-solving
Azure System Administration Creativity
GitLab Data Visualisation Team player
JavaScript Language Processing Adaptability
Tableau Product management Work ethics

Examples of roles that we can help fill in the category IT & Digital include: • MVP/prototyping • Machine Learning • Artificial Intelligence • Data Science • UX/UI design • Back-end development • Front-end development • Cloud (AWS, Azure) • Mobile development (iOS, Android) • Web development • Service designers

How it works: When Clients seek to fill a certain role, for example an Artificial Intelligence expert, our sourcing team at OpenTalent helps by first identifying the skill set most applicable for the job to be done. We distinguish between three types of skills: Solutions, Hard Skills and Soft Skills.

For example, typical Solutions known by an Artificial Intelligence expert could include Scikit Learn, UiPath, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, TensorFlow, Theano, Caffe, Keras, CNTK, Auto ML, OpenNN, Google ML Kit. Typical Hard skills could include statistics, probability, cognitive learning theory, language processing. To determine a candidate’s cultural fit with Clients, OpenTalent allow for a deeper search based on the Soft skills of a candidate, like being a Team player or having great Work ethics.

OpenTalent’s search algorithm match a project/job with the best-fit person based on their skills set. Searches start by looking for candidates within a Client’s private pool of contingent talent, called My Workforce. In case no match is made, the platform’s search algorithm will identify the best-fit candidate within the broader (public) OpenTalent network.

For more information regarding our services and the OpenTalent platform, please send an email to hello@opentalent.co.

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