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, […]
Tag: Gig Economy
In a previous post, we discussed the trend of many businesses looking to freelancers to fill various needs, which can be short or long term and involve a variety of projects in a variety of industries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The gig economy is becoming increasingly popular. It is a free market system in which workers are primarily engaged in temporary work on a freelance basis as opposed to full-time work on a permanent basis.
Yesterday’s post highlighted some important information and statistics you should know about the gig economy. Today’s post will highlight the benefits and downsides of the gig economy you’ll want to consider, for both employers and gig workers.
Ready or not, the gig economy is already here. And there is no longer any doubt that it will impact your organization’s workplace culture in one way or the other over the coming years. Keep reading to learn more.
In a competitive market, companies must work twice as hard to entice new hires to accept a job offer and because of this, the relationship between recruiters and candidates has never been more important.