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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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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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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Uber and the issue of on-call time

If you have read my blog before you know I have written about the woes of Uber in the past. They are the standard bearer for the “gig” economy. However, a number of people who could not abide by the being independent contractors have sued to be considered “employees” rather than independent contractors.Numerous suits have …

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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: The dark side of the gig economy

With the projections that 40% of the workforce may be gig workers by 2025 many people are paying attention to the gig economy. With stories if Uber workers making $80,000 or more per year while being free to set their own schedule many people find this attractive. But as with many things there is a …

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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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The “gig” economy takes another blow

Uber, the darling of the gig economy, and the model on which many other companies established themselves, has been sued by the Federal Trade Commission for deceptive practices. Oops. Admission In the settlement with the FTC, Uber has admitted to substantially inflating the earnings possibilities for drivers who go to work for them. According to …

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The number of hours worked and the gig economy?

This blog post is a Monday Musing. I was reading a post about the gig economy and how more and more people are employed by it. From that I thought about writing a post on the fact that I feel we have always had a gig economy, but as I investigated more I got into …

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