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The freelance economy is heating up. People like those of us here on HR Lancers love the flexibility of freelance life and how it enhances our lives and work-life balance. A number of reports and studies regarding the freelance world, AKA the ‘gig economy’ have been published lately so we  wanted to summarize the key statistics found in the data. 50%: of the workforce will be comprised of gig workers by 2028....
On Thursday February 20th at 4pm ET HR Lancers held our first ever virtual hangout event for a meet and greet. Founder Chris Russell gave an update on the community and members got the chance to introduce themselves to each other.  
This isn't news to us but ADP has a new report out on how invested corporate America is in the gig economy. In a first-of-its-kind study, the ADP Research Institute puts the spotlight on the gig workforce in organizations, often described as a hidden or 'shadow workforce.'  The research report titled ,  Illuminating the Shadow Workforce: Insights into the Gig Workforce in Businesses ,  reveals tenured workers and...
“We’re Hiring!  Exciting opportunity…”  So what, who cares? Calling the job you need to fill an "exciting opportunity" doesn't make it an exciting opportunity.  If this is the extent of your recruitment branding strategy, how’s it working for you? Unless you’re hiring for an already well-established mega industry leader, I’d guess not amazingly well. Empty sales pitches...
Alissa Penney  from A Better HR,  is one of our featured HR Lancers based in Texas. Let's learn more about her and what she does in our newest Q&A.    1. What do you consider your top 3 skills as an HR freelancer? I specialize in data analytics, innovative workplace improvements, and my depth of employment law knowledge. These three specific skills have been developed over time, from the ground up, and are...
Once upon a time, email was the darling of the recruiting industry, then along came InMail and now it’s texting.  If there is one thing for certain, the myriad of ways that recruiter’s have to connect with candidates has increased the speed of connection.  But does texting end the game of phone/email tag forever? Hardly, it’s another tool in the toolbox, but not a complete replacement,yet. As you think about...
In a new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, less than half of professionals (47%) say their company provides the option to work off-site. More than half of organizations have increased options to work outside the office in the past three years. Of those, 70% take advantage of the perk and work from home; an additional 6% do their job from another location, such as a café or shared office space. For the remaining...
My name is Chris Russell and I'm an HR freelancer.  I've been on my own since 2016 when I left my last corporate recruiting position. Actually I was fired. It was the first time that ever happened to me.  So called "management" was harassing me daily about small things that didn't matter, and I could tell they were looking for reasons to let me go. I had just finished a big ATS installation and apparently they thought they...
The rapid pace of technological change in the recruitment industry coupled with the resounding gong of the Fifth Industrial Revolution has many organizations scrambling to make quick decisions to keep up. But fast decisions are not always the best decisions, especially considering the time, costs and change management required to effectively launch a new technology and its adoption organizationally.  Large Fortune 500 companies with...
Michael Amiri, a talent executive from the Seattle area is up next in our spotlight series. Check out his full profile here . 1. What do you consider your top 3 skills as an HR freelancer? Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Team development, mentoring and management Employer branding and market intelligence 2. Describe two of your past projects/gigs you were hired for? Developing and managing end-to-end...
Keirsten Greggs is Talent Acquisition Consultant and Career Coach. In 2017 she founded TRAP Recruiter, LLC, a small business committed to bridging the gap between the job seeker and organizations committed to attracting, hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent and fostering inclusive, equitable cultures. She is next up in our spotlight series Q&A of HR Freelancers.  1. What do you consider your top 3 skills as an HR...
In our next spotlight we chatted with Colorado based Katrina Kibben who is one of the more well known job copywriters in our space. She was kind enough to answer a few questions about who she is and what she does. 1. What do you consider your top 3 skills as an HR freelancer?    Listening with an open mind, writing with your true voice, and teaching others how to use simple tactics to become better writers. ...