Capita announces that its start-up development unit, Capita Scaling Partner, has entered into a new strategic partnership with Adepto, the market leading total talent platform.

Adepto is a leading total talent management company whose ecosystem enables companies to build networks, unlock resource and develop more engaged, global on-demand workforces.

The new agreement sees Capita enter a long-term ‘scaling partner’ relationship to provide business development services to support Adepto’s continued global expansion. Capita will also adopt Adepto’s cloud-based platform to help manage its own workforce and deploy it as a client solution via its People Solutions business to help clients better manage all the talent available to them.

This partnership comes at a critical time for organisations who are trying to manage growing workforce challenges including increasing workforce fluidity, digitisation of HR and multigenerational workforces. Many organisations currently manage permanent and temporary staff separately using inflexible HR processes, forgoing significant engagement, productivity and efficiency gains that are possible from having a unified workforce management approach.

Adepto’s total talent platform provides global organisations with a real-time view of all the skills available to them by enabling them to build and manage private communities of all workers, including permanent employees, alumni, contractors and freelancers. Hiring managers, recruiters and procurers can instantly find the best people based on their skills, regardless of where they are today or how they will be hired, which helps reduce costs and time, and results in more responsive and agile resourcing.

Commenting on the partnership, Jon Lewis, CEO of Capita, said: “As part of our strategy to simplify and strengthen Capita, we are developing and partnering with leading digital platforms that are competitive and scalable, and help our clients overcome complex challenges. After a detailed assessment, our partnership with Adepto provides us with the best talent pool platform to deliver industry-leading technology to our clients in our People Solutions division. We will also be using the platform internally to support our organisational development by attracting, retaining and developing talent.

“This partnership demonstrates Capita’s commitment to supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and underscores our focus and ability to create unique partnership opportunities to help exciting, innovative tech companies to achieve scale. For Capita, this is another important step on our journey to deliver innovative digital solutions to our clients to help solve near-term issues and provide long-term strategic benefits in our key growth markets.”

“We’re excited to have agreed this strategic partnership with Capita. It will enable us to build on our successes to date, which includes successfully delivering our platform to some of the world’s largest professional service, IT and engineering firms.” Chris Milligan , CEO and Founder at Adepto Ltd

Chris continues: "The total talent technology market is still maturing, and we want to ensure organisations looking at how they manage their total workforce benefit from our leading proposition and unrivalled market insight. This relationship bolsters our global ambitions, particularly here in the UK where Capita provides instant market access. Clients can transact with us in the knowledge that we’re still the same independent, innovative, agile business but with the comfort of knowing we have the weight of Capita supporting us."