Outsized, an on-demand talent platform for the financial services industry is launched in the MENA region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – As companies grapple with chronic skill shortages in the existing workforce or to attract senior executives with the industry know-how to propel them forward, Outsized, a market for talent on demand announced its launch in the MENA region to bridge the gap between clients with flexible talent needs and consultants to help them land their dream projects and charge fair rates.

In addition to finding the experts to meet business needs, the Outsized team also helps clients define the project and list deliverables from all parties involved for a smooth and seamless experience. It then uses a screening algorithm along with human curation to narrow down potential individuals who meet the client’s requirements. Companies in the financial services sector such as retail or digital banking, fintech, payments, investment companies, insurance and finance companies, strategy consultants or management consultants can engage with the brand to source talent and execute projects related to project management, risk management, data analytics, business analytics, mergers and acquisitions, proposal design, regulatory compliance, digital transformation, to name a few some.

The marketplace has 10,000 independent consultants and fully vetted independent experts, including digital transformation specialists, project and program managers, strategy consultants, data scientists, actuaries, innovation consultants, agile coaches and business analysts, selected for management consulting and financial services clients in Asia, MENA and South Africa.

The marketplace aims to bring value not only to businesses, but also to freelancers by offering them comprehensive plans to earn long-term (3-12 months) consistent income at market-validated rates, paid on time.

Another key feature of the platform is the community initiative which caters exclusively to freelance talent, allowing them to connect and support each other, as well as providing several unique features such as instant access to opportunities organized and personalized projects, peer-to-peer learning in the form of mentoring and live webinars, skills-based peer discussion groups, and access to a database of development resources.

Vikram Malhotra, Managing Director – MENA at Outsized, commented “With the ever-increasing demand for in-depth expertise, there is a new need to have agile talent on board, and this is set to grow for the foreseeable future. In a recent survey of CEOs conducted by a leading consulting firm, it was noted that expertise was a key bottleneck for 70% of companies led by these leaders. Finding the right talent is getting harder and harder as new specialties and niche skills emerge. Having the right talent on board can help businesses improve performance and grow faster by closing skills and knowledge gaps. Marketplaces such as Outsized allow companies to reinvent the relationship between an employee and the workplace, allowing them to tap into the global talent pool. »

The use of independent consultants, professionals and corporate freelancers was first observed in the United States and Europe. At the onset of the pandemic, businesses around the world had to pivot and dive headfirst into remote working. It was during this phase that companies in the MENA region, especially in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Omar, Qatar and Bahrain, saw a surge in talent. independent experts.

The trend towards remote work and the availability of jobs not limited to a geographical area is accelerating the growth of many sectors, especially financial services, in the Middle East region. To learn more about the services offered by Outsized for companies as well as consultants, please visit – www.outsized.com