The Science of Art

Leonardo da Vinci was obsessed with optics, mathematics, and the art of perspective. He was a keen observer, studying movement and shadows, and recording thousands of measurements to perfect and inform his painting.

Similarly, at Brightfield we believe science informs the art of designing the perfect workforce. We use experimentation to test existing theories or new hypotheses on behalf of our Global 2000 customers. While our experiments vary in goal and scale, they always rely on repeatable procedures and logical analysis, thereby increasing the reliability of the results. In the process we have developed significant industry innovations – from Contingent Workforce Management (CWM) certification standards created in conjunction with Staffing Industry Analysts, to contingent workforce program performance and maturity models, and the world’s most advanced workforce analytics platform, Talent Data Exchange.


For more than a decade, we have specialized in building, expanding or optimizing contingent workforce programs on behalf of Global 2000 companies. If experience has taught us anything, it’s that experience informs our science, and our science drives our insights and recommended strategies. Here’s why:

  • Scientific approaches and methodologies are only as impactful as the actionable insights that emerge
  • Real value isn’t measured in deliverables, but by turning theory into practice and practice into meaningful results
  • The only thinking that matters is thinking that works

Workforce Analytics Capabilities

We offer independent and objective expertise in all areas of contingent workforce management. Our deep understanding of contingent workforce issues, scientific approach and advanced data science techniques enable us to impact program performance quickly and efficiently.

The science driving our analysis and recommendations is embodied in Talent Data Exchange (TDX), our workforce analytics platform. TDX is what enables us to turn data into insight and insight into strategies to build, expand or optimize any contingent workforce program.