T:WTF 019 – Joel Stransky on how AI is Redefining Recruitment

The Future of Work is a massive topic. Twitter abounds with crazy stats where about 45% of all jobs will be lost in the next 10 years. Who knows what the real number is and what the full impact will be thanks to the Gig Economy. But what happens when you put AI and Recruitment together? How will that disrupt things? 


Pivotal Capital Disrupting AI and Recruitment

But to get a better idea we spoke to Joel Stransky from Pivotal Talent (part of the Pivotal Group) about how they are redefining the recruitment industry using AI and recruitment!
 
What Joel and the team are doing is really helping companies pair up the right employees for the right jobs – and that is a good thing, right!
 
As an employer, you want to know that the person who you are employing is the best possible fit for the job. That they are competent, they have the capacity and the ability to grow into the job.
 

Happy Employees Is Profitable for a Business

As an employee, you want to know that you are being hired for the best job fit possible. Happiness is important, which is often defined by a job. It’s implied meaning and doing tasks within your abilities. Also that you have the capability to grow into.
 
AI allows this all to happen. This is early days for Joel and the team and the future looks very exciting.
 
What I find interesting is that this is redefining how recruitment is being done but it also creates a huge amount of efficiencies that a human cannot do. And this is a good thing.
 

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T:WTF 017 – Nomad Now and The World of Freelancing

What do you do when you run a successful permanent staff recruitment that does not place freelancers? Well, you go digital and launch a Freelance Portal called Nomad Now. You connect your traditional customers with thousands of highly qualified freelancers.

And you then throw so much value at the equation that it is a no-brainer for both parties to jump in and use the platform.

This is what Ross Paton, founder, and CEO of Paton Personal did, with his Nomad Now co-founder Christel Bezou.


The Power of Freelance Platforms

Nomad Now real power lies in connecting people quickly and cheaply to solve real problems.

From a clients perspective, they are able to log in and find qualified freelancers. These are people who the necessary experience to get things done and to support the business.

The freelancer gets the benefit of simplification, no procurement process, and complex administration issues. They also get to focus more time on paid work. Ross says that they have currently in excess of 1600 freelancers. Clearly, the value is seen by freelancers.

The idea is still very new for many clients. To help drive this, Ross and the team are pushing very hard on educating their clients.

Sexy Front End – Heavy Duty Backend

What Ross and Hugo do share with us is hard work that has gone into the back end of the platform. A sexy front end is pretty useless without a strong, functional engine. Nomad Now is built with a very strong backend. It is key to connect the right freelancer to the right client. This is why a very strong search function has been built into the back end.

Its all about Freelancer Trust

The key to Nomad Now’s success of this is Trust. The client needs to know that the freelancer can delivery on whats required and promised. The Freelancer also need to trust that client will be fair, pay on time and not move the goal posts and scope creep (which always seems to happen!).

Built within the platform is the rating system. Both parties are rated. And its important as both parties need to have confidence in each other and to trust the mechanics.

The Collaboration of Freelancers

Ross and Hugo also explained the power of the Nomad Now freelancer team. So, let’s say that I am a freelancer specialising in digital strategy. I can now pull together a virtual team that will allow me to deliver on the bigger project. I can get a project manager, a web designer, a social media specialist, a content expert and so on. Each team member is on the platform but we operate as a unit.

It’s an interesting idea and it will be worth seeing how it develops.

The Future is Freelance

The Nomad Now platform offers the best of both worlds. It is disrupting a traditional business and redefining the recruitment industry.

For more info on the platform, please go visit the website at Nomad Now.

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T:WTF 004 – Uber’s Justin Spratt Talks the Gig Economy

The Gig Economy is huge and growing every day. As part of the future of work (FoW), we wanted to understand this phenomenon. Like blockchain, it has the potential to disrupt!

To get a better understanding of what is currently going on we chat with Justin Spratt. Justin shares on his personal views about the Gig economy.

The Gig Economy Bigger Picture

And while Justin is currently at UBER, this is not a podcast about Uber and what is happening at Uber. It is a more in-depth look at the current situation and discussion around this topic.

As some of you may know, both Brett and I have worked for a gig economy company called M4Jam. It was a great idea that did not live up to its potential. But that’s a whole other story!

The point is that we joined the business given the potential that micro-jobs have to change the world.

The idea is to give people a way people to earn small amounts of money doing different, small job. You want to enable people to utilising the under-used resources they currently have.

This could be an asset, labour, time or any other form of resource.

The Potential To Change The World

In a country like South Africa, this is huge. We have one of the worst Gini Coefficients in the world and something needs to be done. The desperation and despair that most people live in today is extreme.

This was an interesting chat with Justin – who was suffering from a cold! So we really appreciate him taking the time and sharing!

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The Future of Work (recorded live at Huawei Innovation Zone)

The Futurology team goes live in the Huawei Innovation Zone. To change things around a bit we decided to do a live podcast with Brian Armstrong on the Future of Work.


We were joined by a live audience who added their 2 cents worth. It was a fascinating, in-depth discussion that digs into what the #FoW means and where it is all going.

The audience joined in with a few questions and kept the conversation interactive and entertaining.

This show was originally published on the cliffcentral.com Futurology Page 

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