Tag: gig economy

talent

How Organizations Should Start Thinking Differently About Talent

On a global scale, there have been major shifts in the way we think about work, the people who do the work, and where the work is done. An increase in the use of technology, the rapid change of pace, and even reevaluating organizational priorities all play a part in this. As business models continue […]

airline

Airline Pilots Demonstrate Career and Skill Flexibility

One of the biggest challenges in a changing economy is the issue of displaced workers. Even when an economy as a whole is growing, as some sectors replace others, some workers whose skills were once highly valued often feel left out of the new normal.

automation

The Fear Is Back: One-Third of Workers Think Robots Will Steal Their Jobs

Technology can be seen as both a blessing and a curse. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, businesses and organizations were quick to implement work-from-home technologies to keep workers on the job and working safely. As the “new normal” of remote work and social distancing continues to dominate the headlines, it makes us wonder: Should we […]

Gig

Ways the Gig Economy Is Risky for Independent Contractors

As most of us know by now, the percentage of individuals who are working as independent contractors either part time or full time continues to grow. Many employers have embraced this trend and continued to hire more and more contractors who work alongside the regular labor force and meet specific needs. Other employers opt for […]

Gig

The Gig Economy: Past and Present

The phrase “gig economy” has become a critical part of the HR conversation. Whether it’s HR professionals looking to expand rapidly by outsourcing projects or startups relying entirely on outside workers, the gig economy is here to stay. But how well do you really understand it? Knowing its origins might help you see where this […]

Attrition

3 Tips on How to Avoid Losing Employees to the Gig Economy

The gig economy is defined as “a way of working that is based on people having temporary jobs or doing separate pieces of work, each paid separately.” In recent years, there has been an influx of job titles, including words like “freelancer,” “entrepreneur,” and “self-employed,” and many are saying Millennials and Gen Zs are to […]

How to Make Smart Hiring Decisions in a Tight Labor Market

A tight labor market typically means that unemployment numbers are low and that employers will be fighting over a smaller pool of candidates to fill open positions. While those conditions are currently present in the “Gig Economy,” the shifting nature of employment and the pressure on workers to remain upwardly mobile have changed the way […]