The Inside Gig by Edie Goldberg and Kelly Steven-Waiss

The Inside Gig


In a rapidly changing economy that demands the constant reskilling of workers, the future belongs to companies that can access and deploy talent quickly and efficiently. But what if the talent you are seeking is already on the payroll and going untapped? Welcome to The Inside Gig, a powerful vision for the future of work. Veteran HR professionals and authors Edie Goldberg and Kelley Steven-Waiss will help you solve talent scarcity challenges by tapping into your people in a new and effective way. Based on six dynamic principles and showcased in numerous business case studies, the successful model underlying the concept of the “Inside Gig” is forged in current business practices.

LifeTree Media
Published by LifeTree Media, an imprint of Wonderwell
Release Date: April 7, 2020
Available in hardcover and ebook
272 pages
$38.99 CAD / $25.99 USD

The future belongs to companies that can access and deploy talent quickly and efficiently

This book will show you how to:

  • uncover the hidden skills within your workforce;
  • create a new talent operating model to cost-effectively match the right talent to real-time business challenges;
  • apply machine learning and AI to manage the allocation of resources across departments;
  • bust the “functional silos” in your company to create agile, collaborative teams; and
  • improve employee retention by offering employees the opportunity to continuously learn and grow within your organization.

The Inside Gig is a playbook for companies that want to maximize their talent, compete effectively in the marketplace and thrive in the business world. Read it and gain your competitive edge.

Nautilus Book Award

2020 Silver Winner

Nautilus Book Awards

Edie Goldberg

Edie Goldberg

Edie Goldberg, PhD, is the president of E.L. Goldberg & Associates in Menlo Park, California. She is a nationally recognized expert in talent management and organization development. Her practice focuses on designing human resources processes and programs to attract, engage, develop, and retain employees.

Kelley Steven-Waiss

Kelly Steven-Waiss

Kelley Steven-Waiss serves as CHRO of HERE Technologies and is the founder of Hitch, a cloud-based solution for talent mobility. She has been a CHRO in technology for the last twelve years, with more than twenty-five years of executive management and consulting experience in human resources, change management, and corporate communications.

Praise for The Inside Gig

“The first book to show us how making better use of existing talent is a huge opportunity for employers.”

Peter Cappelli, PhD, Professor of Management, The Wharton School

“The Inside Gig reinvents how to think about and deploy people inside an organization. The six principles, numerous cases and pragmatic tips make this a must-use book for anyone working to upgrade talent.”

Dave Ulrich, professor, University of Michigan, and partner, The RBL Group

“Finally, a new way of looking at talent that is good for the organization and the worker by promoting upskilling of talent, creating a culture of continuous development and peak performance.”

Libby Sartain, board director, ManpowerGroup and AARP, and former CHRO (Southwest and Yahoo!)

“Goldberg and Steven-Waiss have delivered a compelling, innovative and actionable vision for the future of work.”

John Boudreau, PhD, professor, Management & Organization, USC

“In this brilliant book, Goldberg and Steven-Waiss offer thoughtful tools to break the traditional mold of building the skills and capabilities of people and reflect the real way we can and should be working today. Read this—you and your employees will find it liberating.”

Dean Carter, head of HR, Finance and Legal, Patagonia

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