Lesley is one of the pioneers of the work at home movement. She is the founder of Hiremymom.com, an online platform that connects small businesses with moms who wish to work from home and spend more time with their families.
The current pandemic has forced many businesses to consider work from home options. However, remote work has been giving moms the freedom to balance their time between their career and family for such a long time, thanks to pioneers like Lesley. She shares with us her story, from what motivated her to seek more flexible work options to how she got her freelance business up and running during a time when remote work was simply unheard of.
4:34 - Since freelancing options were rare in the past, Lesley creates a community for moms who like her, want to pursue a job without sacrificing time for their families.
10:36 - Remote work is currently a bigger challenge because of the pandemic, as moms are required to work from home while their kids are also at home 24/7.
16:13 - Lesley's insight on why women leave corporate jobs to work from home.
21:40 - Even after this pandemic passes and normalcy returns, the remote work industry will continue to grow.
27:40 - Why potential employers shouldn't be worried if their freelance professional has more than one job.
28:49 - We discuss the different types of employers who post on Hiremymom.com
33:46 - Why behavioral questions and fake scenarios are important when interviewing freelance professionals.
38:39 - Productivity in a remote environment
41:34 - Why hiring work from home professionals is beneficial for businesses
43:59 - Fear of losing control over their employees is one of the major reasons why businesses are hesitant about remote work.
47:25 - User activity on Hiremymom.com spiked during the first few weeks of the pandemic.
50:29 - People who are discovering remote work for the first time because of the pandemic might realize they like it better compared to an in-office full-time job.
59:47 - Lesley's passionate plea to entrepreneurial leaders
Engineering / Post-Production: Jim McCarthy
Art / Design: Immanuel Ahiable
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