Future Friday: The important thing about the gig economy is the flexibility

In a recent study by Randstad shows that the gig economy is still not the full-time development that many were predicting. Some people like it but others are still uncomfortable with the concept. The findings The findings from the Randstad study, as reported in FE News by Amanda Akien, are: 44% of gig workers have …

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Future Friday: Just what is the “gig” economy and can you get into it?

There is still a lot of confusion, or at least different interpretations, of what the “gig” economy consists of and how many people participate. As a full-time and long-term participant of the gig economy, I watch this information with interested. A glamour picture I came across an article in Forbes called How To Make It …

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Future Friday: Older workers switching to “anticipatory careers”: A revisit

If you thought your older workers are going to go silently into retirement you need to be rethinking that. According to writer Richard Eisenberg workers over 50 are going to have multiple options that will keep them in play for many years after what would be the normal retirement age. Anticipatory careering One option that …

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Three HR Lessons on a Wednesday morning

When you write five times a week like I do, you become grateful that other write great material that I can point out to you. Today is one of those days where I want to make you aware of some informative and thought=provoking lessons. First up is Todd Lebowitz who warns us that even though …

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Future Friday: What are you doing to prevent the ongoing “brain drain”?

When you read the term “brain drain” most of us envision freshly trained, younger students, leaving a state or country and taking their talents elsewhere. Many of us have not thought about the brain drain that is occurring at the other end of the scale, baby boomers that are retiring and taking all their knowledge …

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Government starting to recognize the gig economy exists

Do you know anyone that drives for Uber? What about someone who does side jobs in areas such as small maintenance, sewing, dog-sitting, or even childcare? What about you? Do you do some consulting on the side? If the answer is yes, then you know about the gig economy. It is becoming an ever-growing part …

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Future Friday From the Archive: Will it be the older generations that drive the Gig economy, not the Millennials?

Since I am celebrating my birthday today I decided to pull from my archive of blog posts for today. I revealed to someone the other day that I had turned 65 this past July. He asked me if I was retiring soon. I told him I had no intention of retiring. I have been working …

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Future Friday: Gary Kushner at #SHRM17 and Five Global Trends Impacting HR Strategy

In anticipation of #SHRM17 I had an opportunity to talk to Gary Kushner about his session, which will be held on Tuesday, June 20 at 10:45 am. The full title of his presentation is The Changing Nature of Work and the Worker: Five Global Trends Impacting HR Strategy. At #SHRM2013 I attended Gary’s session of …

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The potential consequences of improper classification of independent contractors

There is a minefield awaiting many employers as the strength of the “gig” economy continues to grow. Many employers are interested in taking on workers to do contract work, thus avoiding the expenses that go with having employees. It often seems a simple solution, but as Uber has discovered, those relationship can be fraught with …

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Future Friday: Will the Gig economy change the way we work internally?

In a brief video, Rawn Shah, Director of Rising Edge, an independent consultancy focusing on work culture, collaboration, management models, and the future of work, suggested a different view of how we view work. He said that we should not view ourselves as having one job, or even a series of jobs, rather we should …

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