The societal and digital disruption brought about by COVID-19 has changed the way we work. Enterprises are having to reassess how they can develop, hire and invest in talent in their workforce as we move into 2022.

At the same time, employees’ views on career success, mobility and even the meaning of work itself have undergone a seismic change.

In fact, data shows that in the UK alone, the number of job vacancies is at an all-time high, reaching 1,219,000 in November 2021 — an increase of 434,500 from pre-pandemic levels.

Against the backdrop of the so-called ‘war for talent’, businesses that want to maintain a competitive advantage over others need to find new and innovative ways of not only attracting top talent but retaining it as well.

District-based The Data Lab help Gigged.AI develop their new internal talent marketplace

Fresh from a successful pilot with District-based The Data Lab, the Gigged.AI internal talent marketplace launches officially in the summer of 2022 — and can help large enterprises, universities and the public sector harness the power of internal talent sourcing problems at the enterprise level. Heather Thomson from The Data Lab stated the following:

Following the expansion of our programme in 2022 to include PhD, MSCi and MSc students, having the ability to utilise automated matching will allow us to continue to place students with businesses in an efficient manner. Having worked over the last few months with Gigged.AI to tailor and test their platform, we look forward to utilising it to full effect. This will undoubtedly help more businesses tap into a fantastic and currently under-used talent pool across Scotland and address the data skills gap that currently exists.


Designed to meet the evolving business needs of companies in the post-COVID world, our white-labelled, data-driven solution allows managers at large enterprises to create a detailed and accurate statement of work using our innovative conversational AI chatbot. Our unique skills-matching algorithm will then use this to find the best people for the job from within your organisation.

You can run a quick check to see what talent you have internally within about 22 seconds — 22 seconds that could save your enterprise the thousands of pounds and months of lost time that typically comes with sourcing talent externally.

Gartner predicts that by 2025, 20% of large enterprises will have deployed internal talent marketplaces to optimise their utilisation and agility of talent.