Today we talk with Charles Cameron, the CEO of the Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association of Australia & New Zealand (RCSA). Amongst other interests, Charles is passionate about all things concerning the engagement of employees, contractors, freelancers, and sole traders.
Charles, the positive optimist, shares with us his journey of growing up in country Victoria, starting his career in the Victorian Farmers Federation, growing his labour law consulting practise, and becoming the CEO of one of Australia's peak representative bodies.
We discuss his views on the explosive growth of the gig and freelance elements of the workplace, the evolving framework of legal structures that support these elements, and the requirement to protect those 'gig workers' and freelancers that are genuinely vulnerable while ensuring not to impeach the capacity of others.
We also talk about the passion Charles holds for the association and its members that he represents. He tells us how the association is changing with the times and evolving to meet the needs of its members now, into the future, and how it is poised to take on a more significant role encompassing the new gig and freelance elements of the workplace.