One of the perks of constantly writing about great projects is that you take witness to how the world is evolving in so many different ways. As a reader, the information which you read in an article is presented within a five-minute window. On either side of this window is a tidal wave of information being thrown at you from every angle. It’s hard to really contemplate how things are changing in the world when you don’t take the time to really delve into them. Life can evolve in front of our eyes but because the mind is constantly engaged on so many different things in every moment of the day, we don’t fully appreciate the things which are happening around us.
The employment structure has transformed
Undoubtedly, one of the biggest paradigm shifts in our present era is the dynamic shape of the employment structure. Businesses used to be strictly in-house operations, who looked to employ the best local talent to work on their business premises. The evolution of the internet then opened up a new world. A worldwide talent pool for businesses to select from and also a gateway to financial freedom for anyone who desires it. Everybody now has a world of employment options at their disposal. We are no longer tied down to a 9–5 structure in a job we dislike anymore. The world is free to pursue anything they want to do and have an essential toolbox by their side known as the Internet to guide them every step of the way. A huge percentage of people today are doing just this. In the USA last year, 57.3 million people contributed $1.4 trillion USD to the US economy through freelancing.
Today, the workforce of a company can be extremely diverse with employees spanning across the world. The best talent available isn’t always on your doorstep. Businesses can now easily source the best of the best from all corners of the globe to operate in a working structure most suited to get the job done. The Internet provides them with a tactful, resourceful and extremely versatile workforce. The downside to this process, however, is having to pay excessive fees on various staffing, payroll and recruitment platforms. Third party payment providers charge a fee of 2 -4% of the transaction value, reducing the overall budget for a company and affecting the amount workers will earn for every job they do.
Skyllz has put an interesting twist on the future of talent acquisition. Rather than having a resume or a CV, which an individual will construct and send to applicable jobs, the Skyllz platform is a hub which showcases the talents of that individual. This shifts the focus of acquisition from the qualifications a person possesses on paper to a proof of skill format, where employers can physically search and create work examples to fit their needs on the Skyllz platform.
The Skyllz platform works as a double-edged sword, bringing inherent benefits to the workers and employers operating on it. Due to the acceleration of technology over recent years, we have seen a host of data related jobs, new coding technologies, and new marketing techniques. Many people who have solid experience in these areas, don’t necessarily have a qualification to go with it. Which could be due to being extremely busy in these fields and gaining valuable experience. The Skyllz platform allows workers to forget about building their resume and concentrate on the work which they do so well. To showcase their talent through actual work examples on the platform and build an online portfolio.
Employers now have a structure which allows them to cherry pick the best talent and they can also create challenges for prospective workers to undertake. Getting rid of the painstaking process of sifting through hundreds of CV’s and instead of having a dynamic acquisition ecosystem. Allowing them to pick the best talent based on the key skills they desire.
The team behind the Skyllz platform are the creators of Workkola, a talent acquisition platform with over 20,000 students and more than 1,500 companies on board. Due to the inherent benefits that blockchain technology will add to the talent acquisition ecosystem, the team at Workkola created the Skyllz platform.
Skyllz have scheduled their ICO for the SKT token
When – The ICO is scheduled to happen in Q3, 2018. Exact dates are still to be released.
Token – SKT
Price – 1 ETH = 40,000 SKT
Supply – A total supply of 1.6 billion tokens will be created, with a maximum number of 800 million (50%) tokens to be sold
Platform – Ethereum
Accepting – ETH
Hardcap –To be announced soon
A link to the Skyllz whitepaper
Where to participate in the Skyllz ICO
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //
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