The Talent’s Voice

107, 2014

The Other Side: We Are People, Too

By |July 1st, 2014|

Treating temps as humans rather than a strategy is rewarding
My experience as a temporary worker has been deeply personal. Beneath the kaleidoscopic matrix of the economy, the job market, global trends and exponential technological advance- ments, the basis of working as a temp is built on one’s life choices and circumstances.

I have worked as a […]

106, 2014

The Other Side: The Explorer, Uninitiated

By |June 1st, 2014|

Flexible: A dictionary will define it as capable of being bent, usually without breaking. I would say that’s exactly what consultants need to be in order to excel at this job. As a former Olympic wrestler and a consultant for 25 years, that’s not difficult for me. That’s what I do daily when consulting for […]

105, 2014

The Other Side: Teach Them Well

By |May 1st, 2014|

I have found working as a temp to be a bit of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, I have definitely appreciated being employed and have enjoyed the variety of businesses where I have been placed. On the other hand, I have found that temping very rarely leads to traditional, full-time employment and I […]

103, 2014

The Other Side: Growing Up

By |March 1st, 2014|

I didn’t choose the traditional path after graduating from high school. My goal is to work in the music industry. With the way the music industry has evolved in the past decade, it is very difficult to find a self-sustaining job even with a four-year degree. Nowadays, it is all about who you know. So, […]

102, 2014

The Other Side: The Consultant’s Role

By |February 1st, 2014|

Why I enjoy taking on multiple assignments
While there are pros and cons to any type of work arrangement, consulting has provided a platform for me to experience new and exciting career opportunities. It also has provided an environment that promotes the development of meaningful professional relationships across a wide subset of clientele. Here are some […]

112, 2013

The Other Side: Talk to Me

By |December 1st, 2013|

Contingents are often propelled into new situations with a large number of unknown or novel factors. It goes with the territory. And there are times we are struck by “analysis paralysis” which can seriously affect our work. Analysis paralysis amounts to the inability to make a decision or take action due to the existence of […]

111, 2013

The Other Side: A Temp Lifestyle

By |November 1st, 2013|

Why contingent work is not for everyone
Contingent work is not for everyone. It is not for someone who needs a long ramp-up to acclimate to a team, project or idea. Nor does it lend itself to people uncomfortable with their own level of expertise or poor communicators. Contingent workers need to be comfortable with change. […]

108, 2013

The Other Side: Employing Grey

By |August 1st, 2013|

I am a baby boomer who had worked in retail for nearly 20 years before going back to school to pursue another profession. I took various computer and other classes that would pertain to office work. One of my advisors suggested I sign up with a staffing agency.

I was fortunate, and quickly got placed as […]

107, 2013

The Other Side: Set Up to Win

By |July 1st, 2013|

My schooling as a contingent employee began when I was hired away from a large database company by a vendor after a decade in corporate marketing. My first client was a lead generation firm to which I had outsourced part of our telemarketing organization. I argued for this measure as a means to leverage the […]

106, 2013

The Other Side: Making Dreams Come True

By |June 1st, 2013|

How a staffing firm can help you be successful in your career
Four years ago, I arrived in the United States with an information technology degree from a top university in India and a dream of becoming a software architect. Since then, I have been pursuing this dream with the help of staffing firms through contract […]