Flex Scaling: The Future of Tech Talent Management

December 22nd, 2023

As technology evolves at an exponential pace, it’s crucial that companies master the ability to rapidly scale their technology talent up and down to meet the demands of the market. 10x Management, founded in 2012, has been ahead of the curve when it comes to aiding companies scale their tech talent up quickly. 10x was the first tech talent agency which was founded by two forward-thinking entrepreneurs who saw the opportunity to bring talent representation to tech. While a majority of companies and headhunters were stuck in the old (fashioned) way of hiring and competing for talent, 10x fast-tracked innovative, flexible, and seamless onboarding experiences for a wave of new companies.

To this day, 10x continues to be the premium resource for North American-based freelance tech talent. Take a look at some of the amazing products and services that our talent has built. We provide flexibility and scaling to any company in need of tech talent, or what we label “Flex-Scaling.”

Flex-Scaling refers to the use of freelancers to allow companies to quickly adjust their technology headcount and capabilities without being tied down to long-term commitments. With Flex-Scaling, companies can bring in high-level tech freelancers and tech teams for specific projects to meet their needs and achieve their business goals, and not worry about the time and resources required to recruit and train permanent employees, as well as provide benefits, taxes, and potential severance costs.

Our formula works. One of our most recent success stories revolves around a healthcare company using AI to precisely match patients to clinical trials. They trusted 10x to step right in on a short-term basis and provide the boost they needed to improve their product. The process was completely seamless, flexible, self-contained, and an ideal use of “Flex-Scaling.”

Here are the top five benefits of Flex-Scaling:

1. Speed to Onboard: Flex-Scaling allows companies to quickly bring in the expertise they need without the time and resources required to recruit and train permanent employees. This means that companies can start working on their projects right away without any delays. We’ve successfully placed our talent within two days of a customer first reaching out to us.

2. Ability to Bring in Wide-Varying Expertise: Freelancers come with a wide range of skills and expertise, allowing companies to bring in exactly what they need, when they need it. Whether it’s a software developer, a data analyst, or a designer, Flex-Scaling gives companies the flexibility to bring in the right person for the right job.

3. Grow and Shrink Teams Easily: With Flex-Scaling, companies can grow and shrink their tech resources almost as easily as they can grow and shrink their cloud computing. This means that companies can respond quickly to changes in the market and avoid being stuck with unused resources.

4. Cost-Effective: Hiring freelancers is often more cost-effective than hiring permanent employees, as companies only pay for the resources they need and don’t have to cover benefits, taxes, and other associated costs.

5. Unmatched Flexibility: Freelancers offer unmatched flexibility, allowing companies to adjust their tech resources based on the specific needs of each project. This gives companies the ability to respond quickly to changes in the market and adjust their resources accordingly.

We were ahead of the curve over a decade ago when we started 10x Management, and we’re still ahead of the curve today when we say Flex-Scaling is the future of tech talent management. It allows companies to respond to changes in the market quickly and effectively, without being tied down to long-term commitments. By using freelancers, companies can stay nimble, reduce costs, and bring in the expertise they need to achieve their business goals.