gig economy

How Small Businesses Can Win In the War for Talent

Small businesses face a common challenge. According to the 2018 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit report, 70% of small businesses struggle to find and retain skilled talent. At 70%, this issue is nearly a pandemic among small businesses. In fact, according to…

Mythbusting the Gig Economy

If 2017 was the year “gig economy” became a household phrase, 2018 will be when businesses adopt this flexible workforce model at scale. Why? We’re in a new era of work, where professional success has many definitions, business agility trumps…

Temp Staffing, Freelancing: Both Growing Rapidly

Temporary help across the nation is on the rise, growing so rapidly  Staffing Industry Analysts described it as a “secular shift.” Almost 3.1 million workers were employed by staffing firms in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s…

How to Hire Great Freelancers

Each project your company undertakes with freelancers (sometimes referred to as agile talent, 1099s, consultants, contractors, etc.) is a two-way street. As a manager, you need to be prepared to hire freelance talent and provide specific guidelines and metrics for…

The Future of Work: Micro Jobs

This series profiles people whose ideas have the power to transform the workplace. Several are company leaders who have put their ideas into practice. Others are thought leaders influencing the way we work. Each new part will post on Tuesdays….

The Future of Work Is Going Freelance

Independent Work:  Choice, Necessity, and the Gig Economy from the McKinsey Global Institute, is fascinating reading. If you’re in HR, talent acquisition or are a leader of people, you’ve probably been paying attention to the coverage of the “Gig Economy”…

Background Checking In a Gig Economy

The US economy has changed dramatically over the last 50 years — from stable employment in large organizations to an increased reliance on temporary or contracted labor (with an emphasis on service and tech industry jobs). While the manufacturing world…