The gig economy and social media are closely related. The two have grown side by side, and both have forever changed the way we work, live, and play. But has the internet brought us together or isolated us? It seems that despite being connected by a web of technology, we are segregated. Social media is siloed. Gig workers are on their own. Big Data knows more about us than we know about each other. Perhaps there’s a future of work in which technology can bring us back together?
I am thrilled and excited that HR West has invited me back to speak about talent acquisition strategies at its 2016 event in Oakland, California. HR West showcases ongoing innovations in the technologies and techniques that underpin the power of the workforce solutions industry, while never losing sight of the fact that as HR practitioners, humanity remains at the heart of everything we do. This philosophy is one that I share and embrace.