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2021 High-End Independent Talent Report

The Independent Talent Economy in 2021

Agility is key in this ever-shifting business environment, so it’s no surprise that 77% of employers say their talent strategies are more focused on workforce agility than ever before.

High-end independent talent are proving to be even more essential in this time—offering a flexible source of the expert strategic thinking, hands-on execution, interim leadership, and cutting-edge, in-demand skills companies need to succeed in the next new normal.

So how are companies using high-end independent talent to address their top challenges and opportunities in 2021? Read the 2021 High-End Independent Talent Report to find out how leaders across 12 industries and 12 business functions are using flexible resourcing to build competitive advantage, capture market share, and blaze paths to renewed growth.

Read the report to discover:

  • The most in-demand projects and skills by industry and business function
  • Trends in interim leadership and project management at all levels of the organization
  • A month-by-month examination of how independent talent helped companies ride out the unprecedented business conditions of 2020
  • How enterprise leaders can use on-demand talent to exceed 2021 goals

Or jump straight to data on a specific industry or business function:


Consumer Goods

Financial Services


Industrial Goods and Services


Life Science

Media and Entertainment

Nonprofit and Government

Private Equity


Services (B2B and B2C)


Business Functions

Business and Corporate Development

CEOs and Presidents

Digital and Tech


General Managers and P&L Leaders

Human Resources

Innovation and R&D




Program Management Office (PMO)

Strategy and Internal Consulting Groups

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