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Global Workforce: How Bonjoro scaled up by hiring freelancers on 3 continents

The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. Our guest today is Casey Hill, HR Manager, Bonjoro. Casey, Bonjoro is a fast-growing technology startup. Scaling up is a challenge on its own especially when it comes to hiring top talent. Why do you hire gig workers and freelancers? At Bonjoro, we operate a global workforce, spread out across three continents (Europe, North America, Australia...

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Gig Economy: Is hiring freelancers the fast track to a 4-hour workweek?

The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. Our guest today is Josh Ladik, President of GSA Focus. Josh, many entrepreneurs dream of building big teams in-house and raising funding. Why do you hire gig workers and freelancers? I started GSA Focus in 2006 and ran it as a solopreneur for about 4-5 years. But, once my client list grew to about 200, I needed help. I was simply not keeping u...

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Diversity Hiring: Is hiring from referrals always a good idea?

‘’Diversity Hiring’’ series features world diversity and inclusion leaders and their thoughts on diversity recruitment, cultural diversity and equality. Our guest today is Pearlie Oni, Sr. Manager of Employee Experience at RedPeg (one of Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies). Variety is the spice of life, at least that’s Pearlie’s motto.  After starting her career in recruiting, she quickly branched out to follow a generalis...

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10 Years Ahead: Will the gig economy be bigger than it is today?

The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. Our guest today is Kasper Dam, CEO and Co-Founder, Kandio. Kasper, running a successful business requires access to rare talents that are not easy to find locally. Is this the reason underlining your decision to run a purely virtual company and hire freelancers? In my early days as an entrepreneur, most of my businesses were established in Den...

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Dan Willis on the major currency of credibility in the gig economy

The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. Our guest today is Dan Willis, Relationship Marketing Consultant, Millennial Keynote Speaker, Twitter Video Champion and the brain behind ‘’Millennial Motivator’’. Dan, you are a speaker, entrepreneur and consultant.  Why do you hire gig workers and freelancers?  As an independent entrepreneur and consultant f...