OneSpace CEO Stephanie Leffler joined Michael Calhoun and Travis Sheridan on KMOX’s Nothing Impossible to discuss the benefits of an elastic workforce and why the future is bright for freelancers and the companies who engage them. Additionally, Leffler shared how OneSpace’s new SaaS platform makes it even more efficient for companies to leverage a team of on-demand, skilled professionals for niche projects and peak seasons.
“In the past, if companies wanted to expand capacity, they had to add full-time employees and invest resources in building the appropriate facilities for them,” Leffler said. “But in this model, they can quickly scale up and scale back their staff — that’s what makes it really attractive to companies who are trying to be more innovative.”
An elastic staffing model is also beneficial for the workforce. According to Leffler, leveraging a team of on-demand experts to complete time-sensitive or high-volume projects provides a greater degree of security for full-time employees. The on-demand workforce has the ability to work when they want, where they want, and they can choose the type of work they want to do without having to show up to a typical 9-to-5 job.
When Calhoun asked what types of companies benefit from an elastic workforce, Leffler shared examples such as large retailers doing product launches and companies in need of user-generated content moderation. Both types of businesses face innate staffing challenges due to scalability, timeliness and quality control. OneSpace’s model provides customized solutions and a reliable, highly-skilled pool of on-demand talent.
“I see the flexibility this model affords people and how much they appreciate it,” Leffler said. “For example, a stay-at-home mom who can work for 15 minutes a day and make enough to cover her family’s groceries for the week — that’s a huge win. This flexibility is also what makes it so much more affordable for companies.”
To hear more about how OneSpace is changing the way the world works and why Leffler believes her team is thriving in St. Louis, check out the full interview on the podcast.