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Michael Klazema

Michael Klazema

Michael Klazema has over two decades of experience in digital consulting, online product management and technology innovation. In the evenings he works as the lead author and editor for Dallas based backgroundcheck.com’s blog with a focus on human resource and employment screening developments. Michael has been writing about employment screening and HR topics for the last eight years.  He like to write about employment screening and talent management trends and developments that impact hiring from the viewpoint of both the candidate as well as the company and the human resource technology that helps employees and companies select, grow and support work in the digital economy.

Michael has led numerous technology selection and implementation initiatives with a focus on achievement great alignment with online customer experiences and organizational structures and team competencies. Michael holds an MBA in International Management from Maastricht University and has lived and worked in the US, UK, Austria, Norway and The Netherlands. In his spare time he enjoys the rich culinary histories of various old and new world countries, using the cook books he and his family collect as souvenirs from their international trips and adventures.

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Blog Posts

5 Things to Do Before Applying for a New Gig

We are living in a gig economy According to a study conducted by Intuit, roughly 40 percent of the United States workforce will be made up by independent contractors by 2020. With full-time jobs increasingly hard to find in many fields—and with freelance work accessible thanks to the internet, the cloud, and innovative startups such as Uber—the idea of what constitutes a “job” is swiftly changing. These days, it is possible to make a living without ever going to an office, meeting your boss face to face, or even leaving the comfort of your house. If you are thinking about diving into the freelance world, though, it’s essential to lay sufficient groundwork and do your due diligence, just like you would for any full-time job. Here are five steps to take before you apply for a new freelance gig.
Posted on May 4, 2018