Head of Recruitment, Freelancer.com
Duncan Hills is the Global Head of Recruitment for Freelancer.com, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace with over 20 million users. He is responsible for the recruitment strategy, on-boarding, HR, development and retention of an internal staff of 500 people.
He studied Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics and previously worked as an engineer in the oil & gas, construction management and telecomms industries, before making the move to the talent side of engineering where he built teams of technical recruiters from the ground up.
Duncan is a vocal advocate of the freelancing economy; having witnessed first-hand the impact it has had on people’s lives when he rode a bicycle from London to Taiwan and then the length of Africa. Through his charity cycles and volunteering for the United Nations, he met many people who had bettered their lives through online freelancing and believes it will change the working world as we know it.