Talent as a Service (TaaS), the new model in Talent Acquisition

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Talent as a Service – Vigilant

Talent as a Service (TaaS), the new model in Talent Acquisition

Talent as a Service (TaaS)

Advancements in Cloud technologies created the opportunity for concepts like software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). These “services” concepts are designed to offer cost optimization, speed, agility and scalability. Talent as a Service (TaaS) is a new model in talent acquisition that disrupts the traditional workforce staffing by borrowing concepts from the gig economy and introducing a unique approach to crowd sourcing open roles.  With staffing shortages brought on by COVID-19, traditional staffing models are no longer an option

What is TaaS?

Talent as a service (TaaS) is a flexible staffing model that provides businesses access to hire high-skilled, experienced staff, on-demand.  Vigilant offers TaaS for a specific duration and purpose (e.g. projects) or as a way to leverage a talent to support a role function (managed service).

Be wary of TaaS providers using the TaaS concept to rebrand contract staffing and placement, which retains the same limitations of the staffed contractor, which includes limited experience, lack of ownership, and does not share consideration or importance for building a long-term partnership.

Why Vigilant TaaS?

Skills on Demand

Businesses are often faced with limitations of capacity or lacking a specialized skill to complete critical business initiatives.  TaaS empowers businesses to deliver key projects with on-demand talent to keep organizations agile and adaptable to today’s rapidly shifting markets.

Cost Optimization

With Vigilant TaaS, you only pay for the services you use. You on-board our staff for the mutually agreed duration then release the manpower when the term or project completes. It is that simple.  Vigilant TaaS is a great way to control your staffing costs and eliminating other benefits such as health insurance and bonuses.

Flexibility and Scalability

Vigilant TaaS enables on-demand access to talent to give you the flexibility to scale teams up and down, to meet your business needs.  With Vigilant TaaS, you now can adapt to changing priorities, without missing out on opportunities.  Vigilant TaaS is like having your cake and eating it too.


The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how we work and live our lives.  The pandemic has created market shifts we have never seen before in our lifetimes that are happening in rapid-fire succession.  Businesses are having to react and adapt in real-time to keep up with the market shifts.  Organizations are having to make decisions between short-term needs and long-term strategies.  Vigilant TaaS eliminates the “either / or” decision by rapidly deploying talent to meet all of your business needs.


Vigilant is a full-stack technology professional services firm.  We leverage One Vigilant, to put the strength of our 300+ employees behind every project or function we support.  The collective knowledge ensures we are leveraging the right solutions by maximizing the best technologies to support businesses reaching their goals.  The strength of Vigilant also allows businesses looking to employ new technologies, such as AI, Blockchain, Analytics, or other unique skill to have access to talent to explore these new technologies.

Thank you for reading.

Learn more about Vigilant’s TaaS (Talent-as-a-Service) Offerings