HRchat Podcast

Students and AI with Jodi McPherson, Work Simplr

November 06, 2023 The HR Gazette Season 1 Episode 645
HRchat Podcast
Students and AI with Jodi McPherson, Work Simplr
Show Notes

The guest this time is Jodi McPherson, Co-Founder / CEO Work Simplr Jodi is an intuitive, dynamic and versatile leader with over 25 years in the ed tech and talent sourcing space, architecting SaaS business models.

As CEO of Work Simplr, Jodi has built a new talent sourcing platform with students at the center,  for on-demand, fractional paid work.  Work SImplr was recently announced as a member of the ASU+GSV Elite 200 for 2022 and a Shark Tank Finalist for 2023.

Questions for Jodi include:

  • How might early career knowledge work be impacted by recent shifts in AI capabilities?
  • How might this impact the skills and experience needed for students to succeed in early career knowledge work? In particular, how might this affect apprenticeships?
  • Considering the evolving landscape of early career knowledge work due to AI, how might educational institutions adapt their curricula to prepare students for jobs that involve collaboration with AI systems? 
  • What interdisciplinary skills might become essential?
  • What types of support might companies need to train, improve, or monitor the quality of their AI systems? 
  • What role could student workers play?
  • Follow up: Considering the changing nature of early career knowledge work due to AI, how might mentorship programs need to evolve to provide meaningful guidance to students and new professionals entering the workforce? What role can experienced mentors play in navigating the AI-driven landscape?
  • How is the trend of outsourcing, freelancing and farming out entry-level work impacting students and career changers?

More About Jodi

Jodi serves on several start-up advisory boards – influencing strategic roadmaps for scalable solutions, and bringing together purpose and profit, for new solutions from ideation to market launch.

Jodi serves as a mentor to young high school women and is an advocate of creating a culture of curiosity around compelling mission-driven goals while continually embracing new ideas and perspectives. She also champions student-athletes at Castle View High School as the CV Gridiron Booster President.

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