The Growing Impact of Contingent Labor

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

A Little Tech Support for those Hiding Gifts

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

Will the Pandemic Cause the Contingent Workforce to Grow?

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?

What Is Competitive Intelligence? Why Do Gig Workers Need to Know?

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?

Who Is the Ultimate Gig Worker?

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?

Top Industries for Gig Workers

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

Where Does Contingent Labor Fit in Today’s Workforce?

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?