Andrea Wagner, Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Shiftgig, the mobile technology platform that connects businesses with vetted, hourly workers joins The Edge podcast to talk about the gig economy, leadership, women in recruitment and more. She also shares insights from her impressive background at some of the largest companies in the recruitment industry, including Spherion, CareerBuilder and Bullhorn.
Andrea’s passionate about Shiftgig for a variety of reasons, but it’s most exciting how the company is tapping into uncharted territory. The workforce continues to evolve, and many people aren’t working their way up the ladder. Instead, they’re moving jobs more frequently and having many jobs at one time. In fact, according to ADP, 60 percent of people between 20 and 28 are getting their paycheck through multiple sources.
Andrea’s background in the recruitment industry spans many different areas, including contract-to-hire, direct hire, RPO, MSP, job boards and more. After joining Shiftgig, she was surprised that companies still expect to interview and “try before they buy,” rather than adapting to the gig economy standards and Shiftgig’s model; delivering a fully-vetted hourly worker, ready to get the job done.
In addition to discussing her current and previous roles, Andrea shares advice on growing a successful team in the industry. During her last three roles, she is proud to report she has had zero turnover on her immediate team, which she attributes to the fact that she’s very picky about who she hires.
Andrea is also passionate about advancing women in recruitment, and was recently named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Global Power 100 Women in Staffing list. She views the award as a closing of the traditional staffing industry part of her career and the start of a second chapter of that’s more forward-thinking and uses technology to streamline the recruitment process.
Her advice to women? Stay in the game and see what’s possible when you stick it out. Employers are recognizing that they don’t want to lose such as huge part of their workforce and are making adjustments to the benefits they provide in terms of flexible work schedule, maternity leave, etc. Listen to this episode to learn more about how Andrea reached her accomplishments and her insights on the recruitment industry.