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Thoughtful Working: Why Hotwire encourages remote working to stimulate productivity

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 Fiona Chilcott, Chief People & Culture Officer at Hotwire. Fiona, although millennials claim that remote work is the future, some companies like IBM and Yahoo revised their work from home policies. Why did you introduce remote work/work from home policy at your company? At Hotwire, we practice what we call “Thought...

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Gig Economy: Make Your Money on Your Own Terms

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 Delmar Johnson, HR Consultant and Startup/Small Business Owner of HR Brain for Hire™.  In this role, Delmar partners with startups and small to mid-size business owners to develop their HR infrastructure through the development of process and systems, compliance measures and team development. Prior to founding HR...

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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?

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 generalist track. With experience in all facets of HR and a professional certification from the Society of Human Resources Management, Pearlie fell into a career as an HR consulta...