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

Gregory A. Hearing 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 Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar and previously served as its Chair. Gregory, why do companies hire gig workers and freelancers?...

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Exposure Ninja: When the world is your talent pool

 Charlie Marchant, General Manager, Exposure Ninja. Charlie, most digital marketing agencies work on a project basis although some clients may opt to a subscription model. Did industry specifics have an impact on your decision to introduce remote work/ work from home policy at your company? We're a digital marketing agency for SMBs. Exposure Ninja originally started as a small office based in Nottingham, but as our team started to expand, we decided to test remote working. We quic...

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Talent Diversity: Why hiring freelancers is paramount to the creative industry

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 Matthew Fischman, Founder and Creative Director at Har Har Creative. Matthew, the creative industry went through many changes in the last decade. The retainer model that was so common in the past is rare nowadays. How did these industrywide changes impact your decision to hire gig workers and freelancers? As a creative marke...

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When Your Office is Outdoors: Julie Singh on full-time travel and remote work

Julie Singh, Co-founder, TripOutside. Julie, outdoor adventures are appealing to digital nomads who work and travel. Did you have this in mind when introducing remote work/ work from home policy at your company? My husband Reet and I founded TripOutside  in 2017 out of a shared enthusiasm for outdoor adventure and travel.  After many frustrating experiences wasting valuable vacation time renting equipment, we created a website that allows others to easily book outdoor gear and...

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James Chittenden on how to gig your way to freedom

James Chittenden, Founder, One Click Advisor. James, your company specializes in services for entrepreneurs. Why do you hire gig workers and freelancers? Freelancers built our business. The fact that we all have had other jobs and businesses during the process makes us all “freelancers” by definition. A good freelancer can add tremendous value in many areas. Also, it fits well with businesses like ours where we believe in the talent on our team and gives them room to op...