The June TechWomen Power Breakfast will focus on how the gig economy is changing how people and projects are managed.
The (Alliance) TechWomen Power Breakfast for the month of June will feature Candice Benson of Benson Consulting, who will discuss how leaders within organizations must learn how to optimize their relationship with contractors and freelance workers by learning how to manage them effectively. The monthly event will take place on Wednesday, June 12th from 7:30 to 9:00 am at the Manchester Country Club, 180 South River Road in Bedford.
In today’s world of increasing job opportunities and low unemployment, learning new methods to manage gig economy workers effectively is critical to an organization’s success and longevity. Being able to pull the right talent into where it is needed most, without re-creating the wheel each time, will give organizations an edge in the current and growing talent war.
All of this growth and opportunity in the marketplace has companies struggling to hire the talent they need, so they are turning to consultants and freelancers more than ever. Ms. Benson will discuss new strategies for resource allocation and planning; how to focus on inclusion in building teams, tactics for managing a new type of team that includes gig workers, and critical processes you must have in place to ensure success for your team’s projects.
“Companies are already relying on gig workers and that dependency looks to dramatically increase over the coming years. It is increasingly important that organizations think and plan strategically to build programs and tactics to access and engage their talent – no matter the source – to drive business growth,” said Melissa Jurokoic, chair of the TechWomen Power Breakfast committee. “We’re excited for Candice to share her knowledge of this topic at our June Power Breakfast event for us all to learn more about best practices in the gig economy”.
Candice Benson is an internationally recognized Management Consultant and the CEO of Benson Consulting Inc. For over 15 years, she has been instrumental in successfully leading companies at all levels to operational excellence, leading to great profits and time-savings. She has led highly complex workflow, process, and back-end optimization projects for Fortune 50 companies, including several major M&A transactions. Her true passion is bringing this expertise to companies of all sizes, as she knows the benefit that a focus on operational excellence can bring. Candice has also been seen in national publications such as Smart Money Magazine and The New York Times. Ms. Benson sits on the Board of the NH Tech Alliance and is the Chairperson of the TechWomen|Tech Girls initiative. A married mother of three daughters, Candice has lived on both coasts and in London, England. She now makes her home in Bedford, New Hampshire.
Tickets to the Power Breakfast are $10 for Alliance members and $20 for not-yet-members. Tickets are available online or by calling 603.935.8951. Seating is limited, so individuals are encouraged to register early.