Emma was HR Director with companies that made more money than some countries, companies that beefed up then slashed their workforces in cycles as certain as the tides. She worked with some great individual talent, but always found specialist gaps in the corporate HR teams she led, which she had to plug with expensive consultant resources provided by big brands. Expecting smores and double chocolate chips for these fees, she normally got vanilla. Emma knew there had to a better way for her to access the specialist HR skills she needed, at real market prices. Combined with her belief that the new workforce would be based on an on-demand model, when people would decide when, where and for how much they worked, she created One Circle to enable direct relationships between HR professionals and the corporate leaders in need of their skills.