Tag: gig economy

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Is the Gig Economy Actually Shrinking?

The gig economy has been heavily discussed in the media and in employment circles for several years now. Essentially, it involves the less-formal employment or contractor relationships between workers and companies, with workers typically working temporarily for one or multiple employers at a time with greater flexibility and independence.

Growing Opportunities for Workers Interested in Fully Remote Positions

The workforce of today is growing more global than ever before. Traditional, in-house employees are out, and remote workers are in. We often praise the benefits of hiring freelance talent when finding full-time employees becomes a challenge, but now, employers across the country may have to start changing their people practices to accommodate “nomad” workers, […]

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Many Businesses Overlook Onboarding for Freelancers

We’ve been hearing about the tight labor market for some time now. With unemployment at historic lows, we’ve talked a lot about how hard it can be for companies to attract and retain top talent—it’s a seller’s market when it comes to labor.

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Instacart Backs Down on Controversial Pay Policy Update

It can be hard to find workers in any business environment, and that’s even more true with a strong economy and low unemployment But it’s not just big corporations looking for top-dollar professionals that are feeling the pinch; companies whose workers are part-time, temporary, and largely independent need to be careful of how they treat […]

Creative Leaders: Hiring Trends and Challenges You Should Know for 2019

Sixty percent of creative managers plan on expanding their teams in the first half of 2019, according to The Creative Group’s latest State of Creative Hiring research. But while many design and marketing agencies and departments may be in growth mode, that doesn’t mean adding staff is easy.

Why the Gig Economy May Be Stealing Your Permanent Workforce

Dreams of flexible schedules, the ability to work remotely, and building new skill sets while working for multiple companies—at the same time—are all real reasons why full-time workers are choosing to turn to the gig economy as a main source of employment.

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Workplace Trends to Watch for in 2019

With the significant advancements in technology, the workplace has continued to evolve over the past century at rapid rates. And if one thing is certain, it’s that change is still constant and inevitable in the workplace in 2019 as well.

3 Recruiting Trends in the Age of the Gig Economy

The way we think about careers has changed greatly over the last decade. Our definition no longer describes job tenures with just a few employees. A worker might change career paths multiple times, take breaks to raise a family, try something new, or cobble together work suitable to his or her lifestyle or preferences.