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18 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Best of Freelancers - Highlights from Gig Workers and Changemakers in the Future of Work
In this Best Of episode, we’re talking to Topcoder members, freelance trailblazers, and people who are making it easier for gig economy workers to enjoy the freedoms of freelance life with the same security enjoyed by the traditional workforce.
9 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Hybrid Work vs. Hybrid Workforce - What’s the Difference?
Microsoft recently put out a great article about the future of work: The Next Great Disruption Is Hybrid Work—Are We Ready? It’s an awesome piece, AND there’s more to the story. We explain why it’s crucial to push beyond hybrid work to hybrid workforce—an actual new way that work is structured. We also cover how our model solves many of the problems associated with remote work.
21 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Get Rid of the Whole Box: Talent Strategy & HR Highlights from 61 Episodes of the Uprisor Podcast
How will human capital management change in the future of work? We look at some of the best lessons and insights our guests have shared in the areas of talent strategy and HR.
47 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Genetically Unemployable: Networking & Mentorship in Freelancing with Emily Leach
Emily Leach is a pioneer in the world of freelancing, focused on helping other freelancers have equal access to the opportunities afforded to other workers in the traditional labor market. She joins Uprisor to discuss the importance of mentorship, collaboration, and human connection among freelancers, and the most important skills freelancers need to be successful.
38 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Reimagining Collaboration in the Post COVID World of Work with Phil Simon
Phil Simon is a recognized collaboration and technology expert and author. He joins Uprisor to talk about his newest book, “Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post COVID World of Work”. The conversation delves into the advantages collaboration hubs provide over standard communication channels, and the most necessary skills for remote and freelance workers to possess if they hope to be successful on virtual teams.
21 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Why Giving Clear Feedback is the #1 Skill You Need for the Future of Work
Part 2 of our series looking at how to make a world class commercial without an agency focuses on feedback. Why is giving clear feedback so important and how do you do it? Topcoder’s head of content interviews Uprisor’s usual host, Clinton Bonner, and Topcoder’s Creative Director, Trevor Gerring. They discuss how to gather, refine, and provide crystal clear feedback when working with creatives on distributed teams.
25 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Speed + Decentralization: The Power and Potential of Edge Computing & 5G with Jeff Tennery
Jeff Tennery is COO at AlefEdge, the 5G Edge API company. He joins Uprisor to discuss Edge computing and why it matters to the enterprise, the convergence of 5G and Edge, and the power of open communities to drive innovation.
27 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
How to Make a World-Class Commercial Without an Agency
How do you make an amazing commercial with a distributed network of creatives? Topcoder recently made a live action commercial with the talent from Tongal, a creative community and platform focused on video. Hear from Topcoder’s Creative Director and VP of Marketing about what the experience was like, what made the project successful, and the surprising things they learned.
28 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
The Technology of Modern Talent Acquisition with Kelly’s Tim Proehm
Tim Proehm is a future of work expert, literally designing and delivering next-generation digital solutions to access on demand talent. As VP of Digital Product Architecture at Kelly®, he’s using technologies like AI, analytics, blockchain, RPA, and chat bot automation to create the next-generation of talent attraction models. He joins Uprisor to talk about how technology is driving talent strategy, the shifting power dynamics in the labor market, and what he’s most excited about in the future of work.
42 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
How HR Can Step Up and Lead in the Freelance Revolution with Jon Younger
Jon Younger is an HR thought-leader, author, advisor, board member, and early stage investor in HR tech startups. He joins Uprisor to discuss agile talent, HR’s role in architecting a workforce, and why the freelance revolution isn’t a threat to organizations, but instead a liberation of organizations and talent.
23 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
NFTs, the Value in Uniqueness, and Skills Based Identity Wallets with Chris DeLaurentis
Chris DeLaurentis is the global director of innovation at Topcoder and leads efforts to bring cooler, newer edge technology to our community. He joins Uprisor to explain what NFTs are, how you can create new value on top of them, and the things we’re working on at Topcoder including community trading cards and self-sovereign identity wallets.
34 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
How to Build Strong Culture When the Office is Optional with Larry English
Larry English is an expert in remote workforces and virtual collaboration. He’s the president and co-founder of Centric Consulting, which he founded 20 years ago as a fully virtual company, and author of “Office Optional: How to Build a Connected Culture with Virtual Teams.” On the episode, Larry shares strategies for creating engagement and connection on hybrid workforces, and what the future looks like for workers in a post-covid world.
33 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
The Art and Skill of Freelancing with Gig Economy Trailblazer Julie Cortes
A true trailblazing, freelance rockstar, Julie Cortes joins Uprisor to talk about what it means to freelance professionally. What are the risks and rewards of choosing the lifestyle? What makes good client relationships and communication? When she’s not creating amazing content or ad campaigns for her litany of clients, Julie teaches the art and skill of freelancing as an adjunct professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she created her own course—aptly named Freelancing 101. Julie is also a public speaker, business coach for fellow freelancers, and the founder of the Freelance Exchange of KC in Kansas City.
22 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
WeWork’s Controversial Take on Employees Who Want to Stay Home
Are employees who return to the office more engaged than those that stay home? Topcoder CTO Dave Messinger discusses WeWork’s controversial comments and the future of work, employee engagement, and traditional offices post-COVID.
50 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
A New Vision of Insurance and Benefits for the Freelance Workforce with Azariah Lehman
Azariah Lehman is the Chief Administrative Officer at iWorker Innovations, which creates, negotiates and delivers insurance, benefits, services and resources designed to support independent workers. iWorker focuses on making it simpler and more effective for freelancers to work without putting their families or their finances at risk. Azariah joins Uprisor to talk about the massive growth in the gig economy, why businesses need to consider offering their gig workers benefits and insurance, and how benefits will be important for the gig economy in the long run.
52 minutes | May 26, 2021
Talent Speaks: Inside the Modern Freelance Lifestyle with Topcoder Member Luis Millan
Luis Millan is a Venezuela-based UI/UX designer who has been part of the Topcoder global community for nearly a decade. He shares his experience as a Topcoder community member, what the future of work looks like from his unique vantage point, and the benefits and experiences the gig economy has brought to his life.
43 minutes | May 19, 2021
Democratizing Design and the Future of Visual Productivity with Marvel’s Murat Mutlu
Murat Mutlu is co-founder and CEO of Marvel, a modern collaboration design platform. Murat joins Uprisor to talk about the inspiration behind Marvel, why the app is really a productivity platform, and how the simplification of prototyping has changed the whole product design process.
35 minutes | May 12, 2021
Hardwired for Hierarchy: How our Biology Impacts Gig Economy Adoption with Sheila Mahoney-Jewels
Sheila Mahoney-Jewels is a Life Sciences R&D Independent Workforce Advocate and co-founder of life sciences and R&D marketplace LifeSciHub. She delves into the deep-rooted reasons humans are locked into hierarchies, and how evolutionary biology impacts gig economy adoption.
51 minutes | May 5, 2021
Flexible Schedule is an Oxymoron - the Results-Only Work Environment with Jody Thompson
Author and business leader Jody Thompson joins Uprisor to discuss the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Jody shares why she created ROWE, how work culture and policy combine to resist change, and why mindset is even more important than technology in shifting people to new ways of work.
67 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
The Power of the Half-Baked Idea with Nigel Watson
Nigel Watson is CIO of Northumbrian Water Group, a water company out of the U.K. Nigel and Clinton discuss the creative ways NWG is using technology to interact with its customers and build user engagement. Plus, how the best co-creation happens when you’re brave and humble enough to put out a half-baked idea.
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