Let’s be honest; over the last decade, the workplace has changed. It’s not simply that executives no longer rely on Blackberry or Palm; the whole landscape has experienced significant transformation. Gone are the days when cubicle-laden offices and 9-to-5 jobs were the only options. With the rise of the gig economy, flexible talent and remote workers have become an integral part of a global workforce. However, building solid relationships with freelancers and full-time employees remains essential for successful businesses despite physical distance and differing work arrangements.Continue Reading
With prices for everyday items on the rise and most Americans facing the tightening of their belts, people are searching for creative ways to increase their income. After exhaustingly checking the sofa cushions for coins, many people have turned to gig work to help make ends meet. As a result, the gig economy has rapidly transformed the traditional workforce, with more and more individuals seeking freelance work to supplement their income. In fact, a recent study found that nearly half of American workers have a side hustle and are participating in the gig economy in some capacity.Continue Reading
Cell phones didn’t eradicate telephone calls, but when did you last use a rotary phone?
While companies continue to tighten their belts, lay people off, and cut full-time positions, the gig economy is growing. As a result, contractors and companies are finding the flexible talent model to be a sustainable approach to the current employment landscape.
The rise of the gig economy has revolutionized the way we think about work and employment. As more and more people seek flexible work arrangements and more companies turn to contract workers to fill staffing gaps, augment team skillsets, or for specialized projects, freelance marketplaces are becoming an increasingly crucial component of the modern economy.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you may not have heard the news about the wide-sweeping layoffs. Downsizing has happened even across industries previously thought of as flourishing or stable. As a result, many of those affected by the term-du-jour “employee headcount reductions” have started to consider working flexibly as contractors and navigating from full-time to freelance.
We’ve been quarantined for months now and some of us have gotten quite comfortable with the work-from-home lifestyle.