The Gig Economy with Elena Valentine

Learn how the Gig Economy is important for the employer and the creative.  Today’s guest is Elena Valentine. Elena is the CEO of Skill Scout and is passionate about Skill Scout because she believes job seekers need another way to tell their story and show what they can do.  Also, check out Mezcla Media Collective a hub for diverse boss women behind the camera.

It’s a mind shift, we see freelancers as our colleagues.

— Elena Valentine

It’s about the retention of the relationship, not the role.

— Elena Valentine

Freelancers—Look for jobs with specific skills, not the role.

— Elena Valentine

Companies—Ask for work products, not a resume; include this in your hiring process.

— Elena Valentine

Companies—Invest in your freelancers just like you would your full-time employees.

— Elena Valentine

Companies—Don’t take away a creatives artistic freedom.

— Elena Valentine

Freelancers—Don’t shy away from the polished parts of your journey; humans relate to other humans.

— Elena Valentine

As a leader, the biggest impact I can make is helping colleagues foster independence and growth.

— Elena Valentine

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Posted on

May 9, 2018