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Gig Economy: Make Your Money on Your Own Terms

Delmar Johnson is an 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 Brain for Hire, Delmar was in Corporate America working with industry leaders like FedEx and Kelly Services Global Staffing. Over 20 years, Delmar has held senior lev...

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

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). We hire freelancers because we find that it gives us versatility and high-quality workforce at a good price point as a fast-growing startup. Often, with full-time em...

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

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 up with the workload, and customers were noticing it. My last job, managing operations and accounting at a small Security Integrator, taught me about the headaches th...

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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...

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

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 Denmark. Then I had a startup idea that I wanted to build and had played with the idea of moving to Southeast Asia simply because of the talent that they have and that it&...