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 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
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
The level of talent represented in today’s contingent workforce provides companies with a new way to deliver exceptional quality and service without overburdening the budget. When Gaetano DiNardi, the director of demand generation at Nextiva, responded to the question “How important is customer service to success in business?”, he identified a “strong positive relationship between… Continue reading How Important Is Customer Service to IT Services?
If you think gig workers are a fad, it might be time to think again. Based on research being done, contingent labor is here to stay. In May, the financial website Fortunly compiled some interesting statistics related to the gig economy. They reported on findings from Prudential that show “48% of millennials use gig economy… Continue reading Gig Workers Projected to Reach 43% of Workforce in 2020
Not long ago, the ideal situation for most workers – whether legal secretaries, IT specialists, project managers or any of dozens of other careers – would have been to find a company that was compatible with their goals and values and devote their working life to the success of that company. If they worked hard… Continue reading Where Does Contingent Labor Fit in Today’s Workforce?