"When Management Talks, 'Gig Economy' is the Board in Touch?"
Organizations of all types are undergoing a massive transformation in the way they connect with, engage and manage the workers that they need to deliver value to their customers and stakeholders. Meanwhile, over the last several decades spending on the gig economy and contingent work has grown to exceed $3 trillion globally. Companies understand that they can no longer ignore this talent but are challenged to optimize their usage and maximize the benefits for their business.
Barry Asin, president of leading independent research firm SIA has been studying these trends for more than two decades. In this talk and open discussion, he will highlight the ways organizations are utilizing the gig economy and suggest models to think about its implications for your workforce.
Barry Asin, SIA President
A leading authority on workforce solutions worldwide, Barry Asin is renowned for his expertise on staffing and contingent labor. President of Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) since 2010, Asin holds overall responsibility for the company’s strategy, operations and growth on a global basis. He has been with the company since 2003, where he previously held the position of Chief Analyst, leading the team responsible for SIA’s award-winning research and content.
Asin is the co-author of Breaking Through: Leadership Disciplines from Top Performing Staffing Firms and is a frequent speaker at industry events, sharing essential insights on leadership and the challenges, opportunities and rapid transformations around work today. He is quoted in major business and industry publications, including the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Business, CNBC, Marketplace, USA Today and MarketWatch among others.
Prior to joining SIA, Asin spent nearly 12 years as a senior executive at global staffing leader Adecco SA. Before Adecco, he held operations management positions with PepsiCo, and he began his professional career with Andersen Consulting, the predecessor of Accenture. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. in engineering from Princeton University.