In the Workplace with Peter Cappelli and Dan O'Meara


Gig Economy Grows Up

Season 2019, Ep. 18

A new phenomenon has started to rise in workplaces around the world: hiring contract workers for temporary management positions. Hosts Peter Cappelli and Dan O'Meara talk with Jody Miller, a pioneer in the field of high-level contracting, to find out more about this emerging trend.

Jody Greenstone Miller is the Co-Founder and CEO of Business Talent Group (BTG), the premier marketplace for high-end, on-demand talent. An outspoken thought leader, Jody has been cited as a disrupter of the traditional consulting model by Clay Christensen in the Harvard Business Review, a “workplace innovator” (Fast Company), and “A Pioneering Voice for Super Temps” (Forbes). With her leadership as CEO of BTG, she is helping to redefine the future of work by unlocking the full potential of the “gig economy” for the benefit of top companies and skilled talent alike. BTG, which Jody co-founded in 2006, is leading the next generation of the gig economy with 40% of the F100 relying on them to curate, vet, and deliver independent management consultants, subject matter experts and executives to help solve their biggest business challenges and fuel growth, innovation, and performance improvement.

BTG was most named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in America three years in a row. The company was also named to the Forbes list of “100 Most Promising Companies,” one of only four female-led companies. Fortune magazine named Miller one of its ten “Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs.” and as one of twelve of EY’s “Entrepreneurial Winning Women” in North America. Along with her husband, Matt Miller, Jody wrote “The Rise of the Supertemp,” a Big Idea feature for the Harvard Business Review which observers cite as the definitive analysis of the alternative professional services trend. Jody’s thought leadership on the evolving talent marketplace has also been featured in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, Business Insider, The Economist, The Financial Times, CNN, Stanford University, Fox Business and Bloomberg.

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