Use a Blended Workforce Strategy to Infuse Talent Agility Into Your Workforce Planning
in Order to Reduce Costs While Simultaneously Optimizing Business Operations

Pick your choice of executive research studies and you’ll find that most of the C-suite say that the gap between the employee talent they currently have and the skills that are needed is what keeps them up at night. Executives are being forced to boldly question long-held assumptions about how work should be done, who should do it, and the role of the physical office and technology solutions.

That’s why Blended Workforces are one of the hottest talent strategies today.  Blended workforces are when employers use a mix of traditional employees with external resources like independent contractors, consultants, vendors, and technology– all in the hopes of enhancing competitiveness, ensuring cost flexibility, and expediting business goals. This sounds like a no-brainer, right?  Well, it’s not as easy as it seems.

Unfortunately, effectively creating a sound blended workforce strategy, leading the change management of the transformation and managing all components on a daily basis is very dynamic and complex. The fact that the topic of blended workforces has been overlooked by MBA curriculum, executive leadership programs and in-house corporate training departments has contributed to companies’ lack of readiness to fully capitalize on this powerful business strategy that helps to enable and accelerate profitablity margins.

Cost of labor is one of the largest items on a company’s balance sheet. Today’s companies, both large and small, must rethink how and if to include a blended workforce approach into their current People strategies in order to remain viable in their highly competitive markets and industries.

This is where SDL provides differentiating value, as compared to other vendor partners.

Research indicates that over 50% of workforces will be made up of contract/flexible talent within the next 2 years, a trend which is a growing three times faster than traditional employment. The fact that you too now have a powerful advisory partner to help increase your ability to quickly scale up or down manpower as needed, without negatively impacting employee morale, is a priceless competitive advantage in the war for talent.

From short-term blended workforce engagements to highly complex, multi-year enterprise-wide rollouts, our expert blended workforce consultants work with you (and any additional stakeholders) to map out a strategy for your desired end state.


Our Differentiating Value: 

  • HOW WE COLLABORATE:  We don’t bring a canned blended workforce approach to your company.  We do start with a framework of topics to address, but we thrive in co-creating your blended workforce strategy with you, based on your industry, company culture, metrics and norms.


  • OPTIMAL SUPPORT:  You will have a single point of contact for the entire project engagement.  If we need additional SDL staff for implementation, your Project Director will manage them.  Also know that you will have a partner in SDL who has the best practice expertise, organizational effectiveness focus, legal & accounting systems and operational infrastructure to make your executive leaders ecstatic!


  • CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT SERVICE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:  After your blended workforce strategy is created and implemented, you have a choice of managing your external workforce yourself or leverage our Contractor Management Service to do so.  SDL will ensure that all contractors/vendors/suppliers are appropriately screened, have a successful track record, clear background checks, sign NDAs, onboarded, are compensated as per negotiated terms, and are sent tax forms on a timely basis.  They also will participate in our world-class  Consultant Excellence Program, to keep their skills sharp in providing optimal consultation as they integrate into your teams.


How We Partner via Our Blended Workforce Advisory Services

What differentiates our firm includes how we “do our homework” to create actionable, practical recommendations to increase the value and impact of your blended workforce approach.

Once you give your stamp of approval, we “plug and play” into your current rhythm of the business. And we don’t leave you hanging to do the day-to-day implementation work. Our team will take the lead to execute it – freeing your internal resources to weigh in on milestons while still maintaining focus on their daily priorities.

Our job is to make you look good! And when you look good, we look good!

Fees and Payment Options

After we go through the Discovery process to scope your needs in more detail, SDL will provide you a comprehensive Statement of Work.  Upon signed contract or Statement of Work, payments for services rendered may be made by:

  1. Credit Card: Both corporate and personal credit cards accepted.
  2. Purchase Order/Invoice: SDL will send an invoice directly to you or your company representative. If a purchase order or registration in your company’s vendor system is required, please contact us at 770-384-1103 or via email.

Ready to get started?

Get in touch to explore how SDL can support your Blended Workforce Strategy needs.


Shockingly Different Leadership is a human capital professional services consultancy that provides organizations access to the best consulting expertise in the areas of Talent Development, Organizational Development, and Human Resources – on an on-demand, project, or contract basis.


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