Live Educational Webinar
Managing the Gig Economy Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities
Price: FREE
Feb. 21, 2017 Tuesday
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (Pacific)
1 Hour
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Free Live Webinar

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Brenda Morris Strategic Executive, Innovative Leader
This webinar will focus on the emergence of the gig economy and the challenges and opportunities companies face. What is the gig economy? In the gig economy temporary positions are common. Instead of creating jobs, companies are increasingly disaggregating work from jobs. This enables them to contract with independent workers for short-term engagements rather than hire full-time employees, who are the most expensive and least flexible source of labor available.

While job security is no longer guaranteed, and the good wages, generous benefits and secure retirement that used to be go hand in hand with full-time employment are in decline, gig workers enjoy greater choice, autonomy, flexibility, and control – all which drive greater worker satisfaction – than many of their full-time counterparts.

The webinar will also include an opportunity for attendees to engage in discussion with presenters on concrete solutions for a better/more efficient on boarding, competency management, memorialization and control of valuable institutional knowledge, and developing and sustaining the company’s permanent workforce.

Learning Objectives

After attending this event you will be able to:
Understand the impact of shortened tenures
Recognize changes to job requisitions, recruitment policies, and hiring practices
Identify the importance of efficient on boarding (and off boarding) of gigsters, competency management, and maintaining engagement and loyalty among full time employees
List strategies to efficiently utilize the specialists and cost efficiencies available thanks to the gig economy while continuing to nurture, develop, and sustain the permanent workforce


Brenda MorrisStrategic Executive, Innovative Leader
Brenda Morris
Strategic Executive, Innovative Leader
Brenda is an operationally focused executive, with extensive experience as a CFO/COO in public and closely held companies including entrepreneurial start-ups, high-growth and mature organizations. Brenda has acquired deep experience in the areas of M & A, FP & A, accounting and treasury functions, optimization, systems, financings and IPOs. An energetic and fun-loving executive who understands the business issues beyond the financials and focuses on leading by building relationships and collaborating at all levels.
John KoganCEO, Illumeo
John Kogan
CEO, Illumeo
John is CEO of Illumeo. John has been CFO at five companies and COO at two, a finance executive at Cardinal Health, and held numerous finance and accounting roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems. John has raised well over $100M in equity capital and debt and has played central roles in numerous buy and sell-side transactions for both public and private companies. His market experience includes domestic and international, public and private companies in the hardware, software, service, community, ed-tech and process industries. He has also founded, invested in and been a board member or advisor of a number of companies and non-profits. John volunteers his time at a number of non-profit organizations. John has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College.
Lisa McCormack, SPHRExecutive Vice President, HR Consulting Services , Melita Group
Lisa McCormack, SPHR
Executive Vice President, HR Consulting Services , Melita Group
Lisa has over twenty five years of HR generalist and management expertise including extensive experience in the high technology arena, working with large and small companies undergoing rapid growth and change. Prior to joining Melita in 2004 Lisa served in HR leadership positions at several semiconductor and technology startups in Silicon Valley. Lisa is a past Board Member of the Silicon Valley FACES where she chaired the HR Committee. She also served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Women’s Recovery Association. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from San Jose State University.