This CTW community call welcomed Tim Sanders, Vice President of Client Strategy at Upwork. Tim highlighted the key themes from Upwork’s recently released: Future Workforce Report 2022: Leveraging Independent Talent as a Key Workforce Strategy
He also talk about what he and the Upwork team took away from the Work Without Limits conference held last month in Chicago.
We also heard from Elina Jutelyte who gave us an overview of the upcoming Freelance Business Month.
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Chat room transcript:
00:13:19 Chris “Link” Duarte: There is no hiding 😉
00:14:59 CTW: Kirstin’s past life: WORK. with Kirstin Hammerberg: https://open-assembly.com/podcast/work/work-with-kirstin-hammerberg-vp-of-global-business-and-design-experience-at-sid-lee
00:16:05 Christine, NASA Tournament Lab: Love Kilkenny!
00:16:17 Carin: @candy — this CTW post might be of interest given our break out share (https://carinisabelknoop.medium.com/burnout-in-the-passion-economy-mental-health-for-open-talent-56fc8ab95e65)
00:16:23 Chuck Hamilton: let’s cheer Tim for wearing the brightest shirt to the call 🙂
00:16:23 John Healy: Kilkenny Cats…great hurling team!
00:16:35 Ian O’Connor: Slainte Una!
00:17:07 CTW: The Indie List: https://indielist.ie/
00:22:48 CTW: Feel free to drop your company URL and/or Linkedin URL here!
00:23:06 Chris “Link” Duarte: Yay Elina- Freelance Business Month!
00:23:17 CTW: /
00:23:26 CTW: https://freelancebusiness.eu/events/freelance-business-month/
00:23:46 Una Herlihy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/%C3%BAna-herlihy-698b606/
00:24:16 Ana Kramarenko: Here’s Outvise LinkedIn 🙂 https://www.linkedin.com/company/9301777
00:25:21 Szilvia Filep: Freelance Business Community: https://www.linkedin.com/company/33283297
00:25:24 Una Herlihy: Check out The Indie List here https://www.linkedin.com/company/54150211/admin/
00:26:44 Nelly Tacheva, TANGRA & Simply Flows: Happy to connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelly-tacheva/
00:28:34 Henry Crabtree – Wazoku: would love to connect and hear more about everyone’s work in the space! https://www.linkedin.com/in/henrycrabtree/
00:29:40 Krishna: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krishna-vardhan-aidoos/
00:30:04 Szilvia Filep: https://www.linkedin.com/in/szilvia-filep/
00:30:50 Isaiah Trotter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/isaiah-trotter
00:31:03 Elizabeth Eiss: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabetheiss/
00:31:09 Una Herlihy: the work Elina is doing is amazing.
00:31:37 Omri Dekalo: Happy to connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omridekalo/
00:31:49 Rich Wilson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richlwilson/
00:32:14 Ana Kramarenko: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ana-elena-kramarenko/
00:32:16 Tim Sanders: https://linkedin.com/in/sanderssays
00:33:08 Paul Estes: Here is a non published version of my new podcast Work On Demand (feedback welcome!!) – https://pestes1.podbean.com/e/we-are-all-part-of-the-gig-economy/
00:33:46 Elina Jutelyte: Would love to connect with as many of you as possible: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elina-jutelyte/
00:33:47 Pablo López: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pablo-lopez-guitian-4a6079149
00:34:02 Paul Estes: Tim is always on Brand!
00:34:11 Elina Jutelyte: Freelance Business Month: https://freelancebusiness.eu/events/freelance-business-month
00:34:30 John Healy: thrilled to have you here @Paul!
00:35:59 Bondili, Balaji: You had me at Ibiza.
00:36:37 CTW: https://jonahberger.com/
00:39:23 Paul Estes: $20B on Figma!!
00:43:53 Chris “Link” Duarte: We also need to get out of the mindset that work has to be done in “shifts.” Remote allows for flexible work schedules- Hybrid and Remote provide alternative schedule keeping
00:44:25 Bondili, Balaji: Awesome re: Figma, Sadly, tech gets more multiples than people intensive models, something that marketplaces are challenging.
00:47:01 Chris “Link” Duarte: I also find that many freelancers bootstrap as they complete project after project. Workers get burnt out by the redundancy of the workload- unreasonable deadlines- Open talent will take the gig because they need the pay, even when they know the deadlines feel unreasonable- this causes undue stress
00:49:35 Steve Rader: The Gig Mindset baby!!
00:49:43 Emily Klein: Issues around burnout are pervasive at all levels, including executive levels – workload issues are big drivers – disruptive economic concerns are destabilizing forces as well – all this is impacting overall mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
00:49:59 Chris “Link” Duarte: Emily +1
00:51:20 Paul Estes: The marketplaces have not found the right model. They are still running the staffing model playbook, albeit more efficient. I have a POV; we should grab some time Balaji. We can also talk shoes 🙂
00:53:12 Chris “Link” Duarte: That’s a really good way to look at it Tim. Thank you
00:53:24 Chuck Young: Brilliant
00:53:46 Nelly Tacheva, TANGRA & Simply Flows: Wonderful points, thank you, Tim!
00:54:10 Ana Kramarenko: Thank you, Tim! Amazing!
00:54:11 Henry Crabtree – Wazoku: thanks Tim – love the idea of ‘skillsourcing’
00:54:14 Paul Estes: I would like to have 10 A+ programmers, and that is possible. Quality and flexibility are both possible. I would take my freelance team over most of the full-time employees I have worked with over the past 20 years
00:54:48 Christine, NASA Tournament Lab: Outstanding Tim.
00:55:47 Rich Wilson: Blog I wrote recently about building a tech company using only freelancers https://gigged.ai/build-a-successful-start-up-without-a-single-employee/
00:58:59 Paul Estes: Love it Rich, in the newsletter next week! The only way to build a company
00:59:16 Una Herlihy: Saw that Rich….great piece!
01:00:31 Chris “Link” Duarte: If you have enjoyed today’s CTW conversation, and you are passionate about worker advocacy, please join our monthly CTW Advocacy Community Call. We meet every third Tuesday at 12pm EST. Here is the link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscuusqj4jH922h0Ad_-BA0aoOcqIQ5X2R
01:01:36 Chris “Link” Duarte: If you would like to discuss the CTW Advocacy Community offline, please feel free to reach out-https://www.linkedin.com/in/linkdreams/
01:03:26 Bondili, Balaji: as usual, great conversation!
01:03:45 Steve Rader: Thanks Tim! This was really great.
01:03:51 Caroline Ayoub – Khibraty: Thanks Tim, so great! Happy to connect with you all https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolineayoub/
01:04:08 Emily Klein: Thanks Tim and all – great thought provoking conversation!
01:04:27 Paul Estes: Great info Tim.
01:04:34 Isaiah Trotter: That was exceptional Tim, I love the enthusiasm
01:04:39 Catherine McGowin: Thank you, Tim!
01:04:44 Bondili, Balaji: Paul, ready for shoe talk anytime!
01:04:45 Una Herlihy: Fantastic meeting. Such a buzz being part of this group.
01:04:52 Eusebi Llensa Eisinger: Thanks!
01:04:55 Pablo López: Amazing Tim, Thanks so much!
01:05:00 Elizabeth Eiss: Thank you!
01:05:10 Elina Jutelyte: Thank you so much CTW team for the opportunity to present the Freelance Business Month!