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The Future of Labor: 2019 Staffing – The Rise of the Gig Economy
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When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
From 7:30 until 9:30 AM
Where: The Plaza Club, 20th Floor
900 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
United States
Contact: Landon Wong

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The Future of Labor: 2019 Staffing – the Rise of the Gig Economy: What Are We Seeing, How We Need to Flex and What Are the Legal Implications?


As we get ready for the New Year, our expert panel will discuss the following:

  • From a broad perspective, let’s understand what’s going on in the world right now and what we can expect/anticipate for the future as it relates to work and our workforce
  • Then bringing it closer to home,  let’s focus on the changing composition of our workforce and the presence of the Gig economy and what that means for staffing and the work environment
  • Finally, let’s understand the legal implications of this by looking at the Independent Contractor requirements for an employer and how we should respond to this growing (or more publicized) sector of the workforce.  

Join us for the last SHRM Program of the year – as we take a look forward to the New Year and beyond while also observing the changing landscape of our workforce and what it means to us as HR Professionals – from a strategic, business operations and legal perspective! 


Dr. Richard Kaipo Lum, Founder & CEO, Vision Foresight Strategy

Kaipo is an academically trained futurist and holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawai‘i’s Alternative Futures Program. Over the years he has accumulated broad experience in both foresight work and strategic planning. His previous consulting work includes government clients such as the European Commission, the UK government and the US Department of Defense as well as corporate clients such as Grant Thornton, IBM and PepsiCo. Not only has he published various research articles in journals such as Futures and Journal of Future Studies, but also recently released his new book: “Steps to the Future: A Quick and Clean Guide to Creating Foresight.”  He is also the founder and CEO of Vison Foresight Strategy LLC and is actively involved in strategy planning and futures thinking.


Judy Bishop, Owner & President, Bishop & Company

Judy has over thirty years of staffing experience. She has managed local, national and international offices on four continents. In addition to owning and operating her own company in Hawaii and on the mainland, Judy has been as a Franchise Owner, Regional Vice- President, Division Vice- President, National Sales Manager, and COO, with an extensive background of managing teams to perform searches for a broad spectrum of talent requirements for clients in diverse industries. Judy is a well-respected thought leader and in demand speaker on workforce staffing, women in the workforce, and talent sourcing. Judy is responsible for the complete satisfaction of Bishop & Company’s client companies, candidates and contract employees.  



John Knorek, Director, Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris, Knorek

John, a Director at the firm, provides counsel and representation to large and small employers in all aspects of employment and wrongful discharge law. His practice also includes collective bargaining negotiations, affirmative action compliance, mediation and arbitration. He provides training to businesses on employment discrimination and preventative personnel practices, including family leave, disability law and sexual harassment. John is a founding co-editor of the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce's Desk Manual for Employers and its Model Employer Handbook.  He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Blood Bank of Hawaii, the Society of Human Resource Management – Hawaii and the Hawaii Employers Council. 


Parking: No validated parking at the Plaza Club.

Refund Policy: No refunds for registrations. You may substitute an attendee, but not reduce the number of registrations once you have submitted your registration. Refunds are not given for cancellations and no-shows. If you register online and choose the “Bill Me” option, your balance is still due if you are a no-show.


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