The iWorkGlobal team attended SIA’s annual Collaboration in the Gig Economy Conference during the week of September 9, 2019.
Our attendees included Jeff Phelps, CEO; Melissa Oliva, Senior Vice President, Client Relations; Maria Goyer, Senior Vice President, Strategy; Stephanie Ellis, Vice President, Sales.
With over 700 attendees representing a wide diversity of industries, conversation ranged from the best way to engage remote workers to the impact of new contingent worker bills being introduced in state legislatures.
Jeff participated in a thought-provoking keynote panel addressing the hot topic of the talent supply chain and the gig economy. He, along with Paul Estes, future-of-work thought leader, John Healy of KellyOCG and Dean Bosche of TopTal debated how recruiting and retaining talent in an economy that is shifting towards more contingent work, will change.
The top 3 things we learned from the conference:
- The future of work is here and technology will drive it. Most attendees were interested in more efficiently integrating technology into their workforce management processes and learning how to drive business value in this way. Check out our complimentary dashboard, MyVista which helps you manage your global workforce with one click.
- Independent contractor compliance is top-of-mind. With the passage of AB5 earlier this month, organizations are interested in compliance with the passage of these new laws and what it means for their bottom lines. If you’re interested in more clarity around AB5, attend our webinar on November 5, 2019 .
- There is a real movement towards truly embracing remote or virtual work as an acceptable solution when growing the talent base of an organization. Many organizations are interested in change management around this shift, but not every remote worker is built the same. Check out our e-book 7 Must-Have Traits of a Remote Employee.
We are looking forward to next year’s Contingent Workforce Solutions and Collaboration in the Gig Economy Conference in 2020 and hope to connect with you there.