Aug 7, 2020
As we enter the age of Robots & AI how will companies, workers and society respond to the coming disruption? Will this change be any different than past industrial revolutions, especially in light of COVID-19?
In this episode of Hilary Topper On Air, Hilary interviews Jeff Wald, Founder of WorkMarket, and author of the new book, The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations.
Jeff will discuss the history of work and the current state in order to make predictions about the future of work. He will shed light on the on-demand labor market and how work is changing for all of us. Jeff also talks about what he’s learned from his failures and offers advice to businesses struggling now due to COVID-19. In addition, Jeff will discuss his most recent book – the inspiration behind it any key takeaways.
Jeff Wald is the Founder of Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to efficiently and compliantly, organize, manage and pay freelancers (purchased by ADP). Jeff has founded several other technology companies, including Spinback, a social sharing platform (eventually purchased by salesforce.com). Jeff began his career in finance, serving as Managing Director at activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group, a Vice President at Israeli venture firm GlenRock and various roles in the M&A Group at JP Morgan. He is an active angel investor and startup advisor, as well as serving on numerous public and private Boards of Directors.
Jeff holds an MBA from Harvard University and an MS and BS from Cornell University. He also formerly served as an officer in the Auxiliary Unit of the New York Police Department. Jeff is the author of The Birthday Rules and The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations. He is also a Producer of the Tony Award Winning Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Slava’s Snowshow and the full-length feature Inez & Doug & Kira which has won best picture at various film festivals. Jeff is a regular writer in Huffington Post and Forbes and speaks widely at conferences and on television on startups and labor issues. Jeff was named “One of the 100 Most Influential People in Staffing” by the Staffing Industry Analysts in 2017 & 2018.
WorkMarket is an enterprise software platform that enables companies to organize, manage and pay their freelancers. WorkMarket was purchased by ADP I n 2018. For more information about Jeff Wald and his book, The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations visit www.workmarket.com.