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On this episode of The Open Talent Report, Connor Heaney talks to Mel Mallinak, Executive Director of Business Development at The Populus Group. The Populus Group specialises in workforce management solutions for small, medium to Fortune 100 companies, including payroll, IC compliance, MSP, recruiting and foreign national sponsorships.

During the episode Connor & Mel discuss:

  • Mel’s story
  • Sacrifices & work-life balance
  • What challenges The Populus Group solves
  • Growth in payroll & IC compliance in the market – why?
  • The situation with independent contractor compliance misclassification in the USA
  • Talent scarcity – the reason for it & how it can be solved
  • Tax arbitration
  • IR35 for independent contractors – is anything similar in the USA?
  • Talent screening
  • Automation & AI – a force for good than more harm?
  • Remote working – curse or cure?
  • High investment in HR tech platforms and services in recent years – why? 
  • Predictions for future of work

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