Gig Economy

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Technology Will Solve The Independent Contractor Debate

Growing up, I was a precarious, hourly paid shift worker. Many times in my early-to-mid 20s, I was faced with too much month at the end of the money. The gig economy model of work did not yet exist, and with rigid shift scheduling and strict employment processes, I had to rely on loans to make ends meet. Since then, my belief has not changed: This is not the way new entrants to the labour market should start their careers.
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Here's How Your Business Can Make The Most Of The Gig Economy

The potential and growth rate of the gig economy is creating a new labour and economic landscape. Most businesses are just beginning to appreciate the benefits that the gig economy represents for them. But while this disruption in the traditional labour landscape represents significant opportunities for businesses to increase internal creativity, productivity and subsequently, profits -- actually and effectively doing so is often difficult.
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Is The Gig Economy Hurting Public Transit?

To some, it's the shared economy disrupting the old business models. To others, it's the gig economy that denies workers full-time hours and a living wage. Regardless of its name, the new economy is disrupting more than the established business norms. It is forcing grown-ups to live with their parents and is likely causing the decline in public transit ridership.
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5 Things Executives Need To Know About The Gig Economy

The Uber economy and related growth in income precariousness is a pressing social and cultural issue and one that needs more innovative thinking and action. But there's another side to the labor disruption underway: for highly skilled professionals, consultants, knowledge workers and accomplished executives -- the gig economy offers the opportunity for an unprecedented level of career control and satisfaction.