Every decision we make today will impact tomorrow. We each have the ability to impact our culture to become a gender-balanced society. At Shiftgig, we focus on diversity and inclusion every day, but March is special to us as it’s Women’s History month, with International Women’s Day on March 8. This years campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter; helping drive a balanced workforce and society.
The gig economy is here to stay, and it’s changing the way people work. No longer confined to freelancers and independent contractors offering services for hire, gig workers now include talented full-time employees looking for extra income, retirees looking for meaningful experiences, stay-at-home parents wanting to add to their family’s finances, as well as workers who use gigging as their main income source.
We’re so excited to be heading down to Austin, Texas for Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum North America, held from February 25th-28th. This one-of-a-kind annual event brings together executives from companies of all sizes in the staffing and workforce solution industries. This year the theme of the Executive Forum is Breakthrough Leadership and promises innovative discussions with like-minded professionals from all over the country. Here’s what we’re most excited for:
This week we sponsored a webinar hosted by Staffing Industry Analysts, “How Marketplace Technology Can Help You Engage the Next Generation of Workers.” Our CEO Rick Bowman led the conversation and was joined by CEO and Co-Founder of EZgig, Lyle Hanna, and SIA Research Manager, David Francis.
Next week we’re heading down to Miami for VMSA Live + The Summit 2019, which takes place at 1 Hotel South Beach from Tuesday, January 29 to Thursday, January 31. VMSA Live is a one-day annual conference that brings together experts in the contingent workforce supply chain. That means everyone from Enterprise organizations, suppliers of contingent labor, great technology companies, and more! We’re looking forward to three days of innovative sessions, great conversation, and a little fun. Here’s what we’re most excited for:
The mission of our ‘ShiftGiving’ corporate social responsibility program is to empower Shiftgig employees to make a difference in the local Chicago community. Last month, and for the second year in a row, we hosted an elementary school to help make the holidays a little sweeter for 4th and 5th graders, as well as kids part of the STLS program where less fortunate families are assisted through additional funding.
Two years ago, you would’ve found Peter Tountas sitting behind an equity options trading desk teaching himself how to code -- he took long, manual processes done by portfolio managers and traders and automated them. Fast forward to present day and he’s a software engineer at Shiftgig, and changing the way people work.