Eric Gilpin

Eric Gilpin

SVP of Enterprise, Upwork

As Senior Vice President of Enterprise at Upwork, Eric oversees the company’s Enterprise growth initiatives. Prior to joining Upwork, he lead the staffing and healthcare groups at CareerBuilder. Eric is passionate about talent engagement and workforce hiring trends. His unique perspective on the evolution of the industry has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes and at industry-leading conferences including Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum and the American Staffing Association’s Staffing World. He holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

Speaker Sessions

Thursday, June 14th | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Where Did All the Talent Go? Understanding the Gig Economy and the Modern Contingent Workforce - Panel

Back Bay C

Nearly a third of the global workforce can be defined as “gig workers,” and the move toward flexible free agents and shift work has had a transformative effect on labor markets across the world. But how does the “gig economy” fundamentally different from contingent workforce management as a practice area that has existed for half a century? What are the limitations inherent to an overreliance on technological platforms as opposed to human judgment and evaluation - if any? It’s time to stop pretending “gig” is something new and start asking the tough questions on how it affects contingent staffing firms in the now.