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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&...

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Dan Willis on the major currency of credibility in the gig economy

Dan Willis is a Relationship Marketing Consultant, Millennial Keynote Speaker, Twitter Video Champion and the brain behind ‘’Millennial Motivator’’. Dan, you are a speaker, entrepreneur and consultant.  Why do you hire gig workers and freelancers?  As an independent entrepreneur and consultant for a variety of brands, I often have needs arise in a project demanding skill sets that are not my forte. Independent contractors on gig platforms provide me with a...

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Hiring Freelancers: Julieanne O’Connor on collaboration and shared creative freedom

 Julieanne O’Connor (aka Young) is an Award-Winning Speaker, Actor, Author, and Strategist. She has a TEDx talk, “Alive and Counting”, is the Star of the #1 Super Bowl Commercial – Doritos Pug Attack that went viral worldwide and is the host of several shows including Transforming Relationships and The Tiff and Jules Show. She has been named “Best New Author” by Amazon and is the author of the book series, “Spelling It Out” including the...

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Open Mindset: Why Quantum Networks gives a chance to candidates who are not an exact match

Penina Soberman is Human Resources Manager at Quantum Networks, a Top 200 Seller on Amazon and a brand development agency representing over 100 brands on Amazon. As an e-tailer, Quantum Networks is revolutionizing a faster, more efficient shopping experience with its solution-based Blucoil bundles, adding value for brands and customers alike. Before her career in Human Resources, Penina was a preschool teacher for 8 years. She heard about the culture and management style at Quantum and h...