Concurrent Sessions

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Day and Time:
Tuesday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m. - noon

Talent Management

Building Organizational Talent


Talent Management in the Gig Economy

More than one-third of American workers currently work in the "gig economy," and by 2020 that number will jump to 50 percent! Borrowed from the music industry, "gig" applies to all sorts of flexible or contingent employment. Few occupations have seen as steep an increase in contingent labor as teaching in higher education. The number of adjunct faculty continues to grow as institutions struggle to balance the budget, but turnover in these positions is also impacting the bottom line. Join this panel discussion to better understand higher ed's gig economy and why even more people will be choosing this work alternative in the years ahead. You'll hear from expert Diane Mulcahy, author of The Gig Economy, who also created and teaches a Forbes 10 Most Innovative Business School Class on the gig economy in the MBA program at Babson College. Leave with strategies to improve the acquisition, onboarding and overall employee experience of higher ed's gig workers.

Theresa Holland, Manager of Talent Acquisition; Babson College; Anja Wynne, Chief Human Resources Officer, University of Colorado Colorado Springs; Jake Burke, Director of Sales - Higher Education, SkillSurvey