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Lifestyle Freedom: How MonetizeMore turned its remote workforce into a competitive advantage

Kean Graham, CEO&Founder, MonetizeMore. Kean, Industry 4.0 continues to cut jobs and I know that some time ago you lost your job, too. Why did you introduce a remote work policy at your company? I originally fell in love with the online industry when working for a large online classified network. The job was an immense learning experience but once the recession hit, the company decided to lay off the marketing department. I lost the best job I ever had but I was determined to turn the...

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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

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...