Did you know that there was a podcast devoted to the ever-evolving contingent workforce? If you are involved in labor management, you might want to check it out. Contingent Workforce Weekly is a well-established podcast (there are about 100 episodes stored up in the archives) that highlights the growth and development of the “non-employee workforce.”… Continue reading Have You Listened to Contingent Workforce Weekly?
If you are a field service technician, IT specialist or any kind of gig worker really, you are probably on the move a lot. Grab-and-go products and bottled water are a great convenience but unfortunately most are made of plastic. In honor of Earth Day (April 23), we found some eco-friendly products you might be… Continue reading Eco-Friendly Products for Gig Workers
If you think of the folks who drive for Uber, deliver your groceries and show up on your doorstep with pizza when you think of gig workers, then it is time for you to think again. All of those workers would definitely be considered part of today’s contingent workforce, but so would a growing number… Continue reading The Growing Impact of Contingent Labor
In the past, gig workers and self-employed sole proprietors – from tech support pros and field service technicians to actors and musicians – were usually left out of any government benefits. Of course, since Covid-19 began spreading around the globe, the way things were done in the past is often irrelevant. Groups like the Arts… Continue reading Gig Workers Eligible for PPP Loans
Are you one of the many who kept holiday gifts at the office, safe from prying eyes? Gig workers know where we are going with this. For those to whom working remotely is a new concept, the need to find a new place to safely stash gifts is just one more of the many challenges… Continue reading A Little Tech Support for those Hiding Gifts
This year has been pretty bad. Ok, we admit it, it has been downright horrific. Maybe all of us here at Techadox, your connection for the top talent in the contingent workforce, are just optimists, but from where we sit not absolutely everything about 2020 has been bad. In particular, we are thinking about the… Continue reading Is This the End of the Office Holiday Party?
The millions of American workers who have been working from home since the pandemic began, have been getting a little taste of what it feels like to be part of the contingent workforce. They may not have to worry about lining about the next project, the way gig workers usually do, but the self-discipline and… Continue reading Will the Pandemic Cause the Contingent Workforce to Grow?
Many people have an idealized vision of the world of freelance and gig workers. They picture you lounging on the couch, sleeping in late, working when you feel like. If you are a freelance IT specialist or project management pro, you know that image doesn’t even come close to the truth. If anything, those who… Continue reading What Is Competitive Intelligence? Why Do Gig Workers Need to Know?
In addition to IT specialists and tech support, artists are among the most likely to be gig workers. In fact, throughout history, you could say that artists have made up a contingent workforce. Today, professional visual artists work on commission or sell their creations through galleries, art shows or online platforms. There are some actors… Continue reading Who Is the Ultimate Gig Worker?
It seems like whenever there is an article about gig workers in the media, the examples given rarely rise above the level of Uber drivers and delivery services. When Shelly Steward wrote about five myths about the gig economy for the Washington Post earlier this year, she painted the picture this way: “Shelter-in-place orders in… Continue reading Top Industries for Gig Workers