Build an Internal Gig Economy to Energize and Retain Talent

A study by McKinsey & Company in late 2017 found that 66 percent of top executives said retraining and upskilling their employees were urgent business priorities. According to the 2019 Deloitte Human Capital Trends Survey more than eight out of 10 global managers view learning as important or a very important issue for organizations today. However, companies are aware they aren’t keeping up with the demand for personalized, dynamic, continuous learning opportunities.

While the war for talent has always focused on acquiring the best talent, In their upcoming book, “The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity”, Dr. Edie Goldberg and Kelley Steven-Waiss will share that the companies that will win in the marketplace will be experts at developing and deploying the skills they have already acquired inside of their company (augmented by contract employees and on-demand systems to fill specific needs), as well as, how to re-imagine others to fit major skill needs for the future.

We are excited to have them lead a webinar based on their collective experience in building an internal gig economy. You will learn creative approaches to unlocking capacity within a firm and also ways to energize and retain your workforce who may be looking elsewhere for opportunities.
This webinar will describe a bold new talent operating model that helps organizations to operate in a more agile manner. It allows your employees to bring their best selves to work while offering a platform that encourage continuous reskilling to prepare them for the changing skills required by your organization.

Topics addressed:

  1. The business case to change the way we work
  2. How to create gig work inside your company
  3. The six core principles that support the Inside Gig
  4. Case Study: HERE Technologies’ ROI


Edie Goldberg, Ph.D. is the President of E.L. Goldberg & Associates in Menlo Park, California. She has specialized in talent management and organizational effectiveness for more than 30 years. Her practice is focused on HR strategy and designing HR processes and programs to attract, engage, develop, and retain employees.

Prior to starting her own firm 18-plus years ago, Dr. Goldberg was a Global Thought Leader in the Human Capital Practice at Towers Perrin and was a business unit manager for a boutique management consulting firm. She has published and presented at numerous conferences on the future of work, performance management, building management capability, career management, and succession planning. She is the co-author of the soon to be released book The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity (LifeTree Media, April, 2020).

Dr. Goldberg earned her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Albany, SUNY; and her B.A and M.S. in Psychology from San Diego State University. She is the Past Chairperson for HR People + Strategy (HRPS), is on the Board of the SHRM Foundation and the California HR Strategy Forum, and is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Edie Goldberg, Ph.D.

E.L. Goldberg & Associates

Kelley Steven-Waiss is the EVP, Chief HR Officer of HERE Technologies, Inc. and Founder of Hitch, a true “opportunity platform” that helps companies share talent across boundaries to unleash organizational capacity. Prior to HERE Technologies, Kelley was the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Extreme Networks, Integrated Device Technology (IDT), and PMC-Sierra. Prior to her career as a CHRO, Kelley had also held executive roles in several consulting positions in large global firms, public software, and retail companies.

While at HERE as the CHRO, Kelley started a software incubator inside the organization to enable a more agile talent operating model and support the CEO’s vision to transform HERE into a platform Company. The software solution was first known as “The HERE Talent Platform” and later commercialized and sold externally as “Hitch, a cloud-based SaaS platform that uses machine learning and AI to match project-based opportunities to internal employee profiles based on visualization of employees’ skills.

Kelley is the co-author of “The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity” and a frequent speaker and thought leader in the future of work. She has won several awards, most recently recognized by Women’s Inc., one of the 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors. Kelley has an MA in HROD from the University of San Francisco, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for FormFactor, Inc. and as the Advisory Board Chair of SVEF, an education non-profit in the Valley. She is married and the mother of 4 children.

Kelley Steven Waiss

Kelley Steven-Waiss

EVP, Chief HR Officer
HERE Technologies


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