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A Look into the Gig Economy
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When: 10/18/2018
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Where: Palace Ballroom
2100 5th Ave
Seattle, Washington  98121
United States
Contact: Association Services

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Agile Workforce and the Gig Economy

presented by Joseph Marth, PhD

Vice President of Research & Development



Approved for 1 HRCI general credit and 1 SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP PDC



Gig Economy is a term that refers to the increased tendency for businesses to hire independent contractors and short-term workers. This increased availability of agile workers for these short-term arrangements can be more considered a flexible "talent stream" rather than a "talent pool." Randstad estimates that temporary, freelance, or contractual workers could make up as much as 50% of the workforce by 2019, and executive respondents in their study were of the opinion that two-thirds of their organization’s workforce will be made of such workers by 2025. This agile arrangement generally benefits employers and workers with choices about when, where, and how work gets done - although there are some down-sides and risks to both parties. Participants in this session will learn about this remarkable shift in the workforce – including the nine key dimensions of agile working, as well as its benefits and costs.


Joseph Marth, PhD, Vice President of Research & Development, Archbright. Joseph leads the Research & Development function at Archbright. He joined Archbright in 2008 and has more than 20 years of experience in human resources at small companies, Fortune 500 corporations, and non-profit organizations. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Akron, with doctoral concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology; an M.S. from the University of Akron; and a B.B.A. from Kent State University. Joseph is a full member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  



Date | Thursday, October 18, 2018

2100 5th Ave | Seattle, WA | 98121


Registration & Networking | 7:30am to 8am 

Breakfast & Program | 8am to 9am 


Price | Seattle SHRM Member $35, Non-member $45, and Student: $20*  






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Last day to register | Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Walk-in registrants will be charged $50 at the door. Please call Association Services for registration help @ (206) 623-8632.


*Students must be enrolled in the equivalent of 6 credit hours (minimum) per term in a degree seeking program including coursework related to Human Resource Management.


Refund Policy: We will gladly issue refunds for event registrations that are canceled before the registration deadline. Because we need to make venue arrangements and order meals in advance, we are unable to refund registration fees after the deadline. No-shows who have registered but not paid in advance will be billed. Substitutions are always welcome. Please request your substitute to inform the registration desk that they are attending in your place.


Seattle SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.




P.O. Box 58530, Seattle, WA 98138-1530

(206) 623-8632


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