Online Work, Crowdsourcing and Distributed Teams: Get Prepared for the Future of Work

SHRM 2013 Talent Management Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn the key elements of these rapidly growing staffing models and how best to leverage them—including market landscape, industry players, use cases, and the emerging regulatory and compliance issues.
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In our hyper-connected world, geographical boundaries no longer constrain hiring practices. Technological advances have expanded the talent pool, enabling companies to find and hire talented workers from around the globe through online work platforms. And as new staffing models such as online work, crowdsourcing, and distributed teams emerge, it is becoming increasingly clear that—in the words of Benchmark Capital General Partner Kevin Harvey—“if you have only local talent, you’re hamstrung.” This session will provide essential information for forward-thinking HR executives on how best to leverage these rapidly growing work models, along with context on the industry and its major players as well as key compliance and regulatory considerations.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Matt Cooper


Matt brings to oDesk over a decade of executive operating experience in both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Previously, as a member of the executive team at Accolo, Inc., a recruiting services and technology firm, he grew the business from one employee into one of the top 50 companies on the Inc 500 list. He also co-founded a boutique strategic consulting firm for ramping early-stage companies, and started his career in investment banking at JPMorgan Securities. Matt puts his finance, operations, and strategy expertise to work leading oDesk’s risk management, marketplace operations, and customer support and services teams. Under his stewardship, customers are getting the support they need to succeed on oDesk.

Matt holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

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