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Punkpost: Asking artists to become full-time employees may create a serious ‘’supply’’ problem

The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. There is so much chatter right now going on about the gig economy and its merits and faults. And I can definitely see both. Our guest today, Lex Monson, is the founder and CEO of a company named Punkpost, where beautifully handwritten cards are mailed by artists for you. All artists are freelancers. Lex, you work with artists and creativit...

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Remote Working: Daniel Ramsey on shaking off the need to hire locally

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 Daniel Ramsey, CEO & Founder, MyOutDesk. Daniel, your company provides virtual assistants on demand. What are the advantages associated with employing gig workers? While there was a time that only bigger, Fortune-500 companies could afford to outsource, these days, online-based companies have made virtual staffing an opt...

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Hybrid Approach: Why Transcription Outsourcing hires both employees and freelancers

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 Ben Walker, CEO, Transcription Outsourcing Ben, many transcription companies work on a project basis and there are times when there is lots of work. Is this the reason why you hire gig workers and freelancers?  It’s way more cost-effective to hire freelancers to do our transcription work, and it is the nature of t...

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In 100 Years: Will the majority of workers be self-employed?

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 Stacy Caprio, Founder, Growth Marketing. Stacy, why do you hire gig workers and freelancers? Is it due to industry specifics, time utilization or something else? Hiring gig workers is much cheaper than hiring a full-time employee, because you don't have to pay someone 40 hours a week for an indefinite amount of time, and...

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The Brutal Efficiency of the Gig Economy Relies on a Symbiotic Relationship

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 Gregory A. Hearing. He is a shareholder at GrayRobinson where he has focused his law practice on management labor and employment for his entire career. He represents local and national management clients in a variety of matters before courts, arbitrators, and state and federal administrative agencies. He also serves on the Executi...