The Talent Economy Podcast
Shift The Future of Work
The future of work is no longer a distant dream. The future of work is today’s reality.
Changes to the nature of work and organizations’ fundamentals are finally starting to create space for women and those sitting at the margins.
In this episode, I talk with Gina Hadley, head and co-founder of The Second Shift, who was part of the freelance economy before the term even existed. Gina’s mission is to revolutionize working cultures to support and retain women—including mothers—by demonstrating how even small changes ripple into huge impact toward creating a more sustainable workplace.
Gina, however, is not making just small ripples; she’s inspiring huge waves in the world of work. Throughout our conversation, Gina shares her insights into why companies with strict rules and regulations must undergo stark transformation to regain the talent’s trust. She also shares specific strategies around how companies can get the best out of diverse teams without making them feel like inmates trapped in a prison.
It all comes down to giving good work, creating a safe environment, providing adequate flexibility, and empowering the talent.
Get ready to learn how Gina and The Second Shift are making a seismic and systemic change in the American workplace for professional women.
Some questions I ask:
● How did you decide to spend your career pursuing the mission of The Second Shift?
● What’s the meaning behind the name “The Second Shift”?
● Why do you dislike the term gig economy?
● What is your advice to someone trying to work in a new way?
In this episode, you will learn:
● How Gina started working as a freelancer.
● What the membership of The Second Shift looks like.
● Why companies need to get on board with the future of work.
● What millennials are really looking for in their work.
● How rewarding workers through promoting them to managerial positions creates a toxic environment.
● Why there is a need for a seismic and systemic change in the American workplace.
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