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July 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am (MST)

Meeting Agenda

Chat room transcript:

00:07:05 CTW: Stephen Wellbelove:
00:14:28 Linda Holliday:
00:17:39 Steve Rader: Exclusive
00:17:57 Chris Link Duarte: We are the ones that matter 😉
00:18:19 Alistair Hofert: Steve – I can mail you a shirt, if you wish…
00:18:37 Alistair Hofert: Even with a NASA logo
00:19:01 Chris Link Duarte: If you send one to me, can you sign it so I have your autograph? lol
00:19:02 CTW:
00:19:51 CTW: Noumena:
00:21:22 CTW: I am muting folks who are not speaking to avoid background noise. 😉
00:22:16 Bradford Norris: Very cool! Love the focus.
00:25:33 CTW: Mafe Rabino:
00:25:52 Alistair Hofert: John – we are not sure whether to be scared or excited – or both
00:29:17 CTW: Steve Rader:
00:29:42 CTW: Brad Norris:
00:29:45 Steve Rader: @Alistair… I think both… but focus on excitement. 🙂
00:30:01 Steve Rader: Fear is never a great place to operate from
00:31:31 Gavin McClafferty: You need to ask yourself what is the cost of standing still? What is the cost of doing nothing? Open talent / open innovation in my experience is best accessed when a magnitude of improvement is required.
00:32:33 Steve Rader: This new paradigm is going to put management in a whole different place when it comes to “control”
00:34:29 Arthur Ransier: A lot of the talk around gig work has led to more strategic thinking around the use of independent contractors. One of the more interesting things I’ve seen in the last 2-3 months has actually been the onboarding of some freelancers that fit better as FTEs. At face value, we’re taking a step back with buyer organizations taking this approach… but there’s real value to companies thinking more strategically about how/when/where they use freelancers
00:36:03 Arthur Ransier: That mindset should position CTW quite well, to begin discussing the value of accreditation with businesses, freelancers, and intermediaries
00:36:29 Alan Korpady: Take a look at “AGILE 2”
00:36:32 CTW: Yes Arthur!
00:36:39 Alan Korpady: Interesting read
00:39:11 Arthur Ransier: I’m happy where I am 🙂
00:41:08 stephen wellbelove: The article starts with ……“700,000 white-collar workers quit their job in May. Almost 60% of employees say they’ll quit if forced back to the office. The Great Resignation is real and here to stay.”
00:44:57 CTW: Stephen Wellbelove:
00:45:01 Chris Link Duarte: The Pandemic created a monster. Now with the great shift, there is a greater need to bring in the “human” aspects of platforms to attract all those “displaced” workers by expanding their variables and language
00:45:53 Steve Rader: For some orgs, it is easier to talk about open talent as a replacement/augmentation to standing-army subcontractors (rather than a replacement for core employees)… less threatening
00:46:42 CTW: Steve King:
00:46:45 Dave Messinger: agreed with Steve or talk about core differentiators go to employees other work non-differentiating work to freelancers is another way to think about starting
00:46:55 Linda Holliday: when we post certain FT jobs— many applicants are “freelance” it’s a better way of characterizing “between jobs”
00:47:02 Arthur Ransier: The problem is that folks without substantial data go off of what their friend, family member, or what their unhappy Uber driver told them on the ride to the airport. It’s certainly possible (and we see it in the data) that somebody wants to get off of the platform and find a permanent job
00:47:22 Arthur Ransier: It’s just not the majority
00:48:48 Arthur Ransier: … and not all platforms are created equally. Surely some create significantly more value for their members than others
00:50:58 Arthur Ransier: That’s an incredible measure… I’m surprised by those revenue numbers from Upwork
00:51:56 Bradford Norris: That’s a great point. Money talks.
00:52:04 Steve Rader: And those that are brought in to solve a critical need
00:58:32 Adam Morehead: Yep – next steps in freelancer benefits/structures
00:59:03 Christine Jenkins: Great point Linda
00:59:16 CTW: Deloitte tells staff they can work from home forever:
01:00:20 Arthur Ransier: I think the greatest risk to adoption of open innovation is the misuse of open innovation. It’s important that anybody operating in the space (particularly the large corporations on the hook for misclassification claims) understand how to engage freelancers
01:01:00 Arthur Ransier: AB5 stemmed from an employer deciding to convert a team of FTEs to freelancers to cut costs. It’s not as simple as “I want this vacancy to be a freelancer”
01:01:08 CTW: Link Duarte:
01:02:10 Steve Rader: Especially considering the $$ it can save the organization
01:02:11 Linda Holliday:
01:02:35 Chris Link Duarte: I have wondered the same thing. Standard rates will require policies and protocols that are not yet written
01:03:05 Steve Rader: Got to run! Great session!
01:03:09 Alan Korpady: OUTSTANDING STEVE RADER!!!
01:03:34 Chris Link Duarte: Absolutely Linda. That’s the push to send people back to the office so that companies can better measure their impact and productivity

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