The High-End Independent Talent Report

Independent talent are an essential resource for the world's most innovative, agile, and high-performing companies. Every year, Business Talent Group (BTG) reviews the trends that are shaping the independent talent economy to help executives understand the power of this resource—and what it can help them accomplish going forward. Here are our findings for 2020.

  • 2020 High-End Independent Talent Report — Business Talent Group

    2020 High-End Independent Talent Report — Business Talent Group

    BTG's snapshot of 2020 talent trends shows how leading companies deploy on-demand skills and expertise for critical projects and interim executive roles.

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  • BTG Releases 2020 High-End Independent Talent Report

    BTG Releases 2020 High-End Independent Talent Report

    Annual snapshot shows how leading companies fill critical skills gaps with independent consultants, executives, and experts from the thriving high-end gig economy

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  • Trends by Industry: Consumer Goods

    Trends by Industry: Consumer Goods

    Consumer goods companies need fast access to skills that keep them ahead of the curve. Independent talent deliver deep experience to meet the top CPG industry trends of 2020.

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  • Trends by Industry: Financial Services

    Trends by Industry: Financial Services

    Big digital changes are driving the top financial services industry trends of 2020. Independent talent deliver expertise in developing products and streamlining operations to keep firms competitive.

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  • Trends by Industry: Healthcare

    Trends by Industry: Healthcare

    Healthcare companies need fast access to a wide range of expertise. Independent talent are a natural fit to meet the top healthcare industry trends of 2020.

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  • Trends by Industry: Industrial Goods and Services

    Trends by Industry: Industrial Goods and Services

    The top industrial sector trends of 2020 include huge advances in IoT and intelligent systems—as well as challenges in attracting skilled talent to adopt them. Independent talent can help.

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  • Trends by Industry: Insurance

    Trends by Industry: Insurance

    The biggest insurance industry trends of 2020 include both opportunities and challenges in everything from pricing to customer experience. Independent talent fit the bill perfectly.

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  • Trends by Industry: Life Science

    Trends by Industry: Life Science

    Independent talent bring life science companies a unique mix perfectly aligned with the top industry trends of 2020, including real-world experience, strategic rigor, and targeted domain expertise.

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  • Trends by Industry: Private Equity and Venture Capital

    Trends by Industry: Private Equity and Venture Capital

    Private equity firms need leaders who are skilled enough to execute strategies across the investment cycle. Here’s how independent talent can help them meet the top private equity trends of 2020.

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  • Trends by Industry: Retail

    Trends by Industry: Retail

    Retailers must be nimble to keep up with consumers and the retail industry trends of 2020. It’s no surprise that they turn to independent talent for wide-ranging expertise and hands-on leadership.

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  • Trends by Industry: Services

    Trends by Industry: Services

    In a complicated business environment, services firms are focusing on what matters most: their customers. Here’s how independent talent help them meet the top B2C and B2B services trends of 2020.

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  • Trends by Industry: Technology

    Trends by Industry: Technology

    The top tech industry trends of 2020 are exciting, but the challenges are significant. Independent talent is the industry’s secret weapon for sound strategies and specialized expertise.

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  • Trends by Function: Business and Corporate Development

    Trends by Function: Business and Corporate Development

    Corporate and business development leaders prize independent talent for both their skills and flexibility. Here are 2020’s top corporate and business development trends for independents.

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  • Trends by Function: CEOs and Presidents

    Trends by Function: CEOs and Presidents

    Independent talent serve major companies at the very highest levels. In fact, the increasing use of independent talent by CEOs and business unit presidents is one of the top executive trends for 2020.

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  • Trends by Function: Digital and Tech

    Trends by Function: Digital and Tech

    Digital and tech leaders know it can be challenging for big companies to keep up with the latest digital trends. That’s why they turn to independent talent for help.

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  • Trends by Function: Finance

    Trends by Function: Finance

    One of the top finance trends of 2020 is continued growth in the function’s already massive scope. Here’s how leaders put independents to work on both core priorities and big-picture initiatives.

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  • Trends by Function: General Managers and P&L Leaders

    Trends by Function: General Managers and P&L Leaders

    It takes a lot to lead a business, so it’s no surprise that GMs and P&L leaders supplement their own capabilities with independent expertise that aligns with GM and P&L trends across categories.

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  • Trends by Function: Human Resources

    Trends by Function: Human Resources

    Human resource leaders have seen firsthand how independent talent has helped across the business. Perhaps that’s why they’re turning to independents for support with the top HR trends of 2020.

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  • Trends by Function: Innovation and R&D

    Trends by Function: Innovation and R&D

    New opportunities often require new skills. To meet the R&D and innovation trends of 2020, leaders turn to independent talent for targeted, on-demand expertise.

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  • 2019 High-End Independent Talent Report

    2019 High-End Independent Talent Report

    BTG examines 2019's top trends in how independent consultants are filling skill and knowledge gaps at leading companies.

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