This month, there was a lot of buzz about how the gig economy is affecting the role of HR. In fact, we laid out some of these reasons in a recent blog series. To explore this idea further, we gathered a list of articles from June highlighting the impact that the gig economy can have on an organization, a HR department, and a workforce.
For the past two years, Shiftgig has partnered with Chicago Techweek, a week-long technology conference and festival. The Shiftgig team has a strong presence at the event, providing Specialists to run the event, as well as participating in the annual Growth Summit panel.
Recently, Shiftgig CEO and co-founder Eddie Lou wrote a piece for Forbes about today’s workers seeking more than just work out of their nine to five job. The idea, Lou suggests, is that workers today — primarily millennials — are looking for substance in a quality workplace, not just a job.
Earlier this month, Shiftgig CEO and co-founder Eddie Lou presented at the 2017 Engage Bullhorn conference in Boston. Created around the idea of helping businesses connect with leading recruiting and staffing practitioners, this year’s conference attracted more than 1,000 staffing professionals. Speakers for the event were also notable and included industry leaders such as:
We heard from the 2017 Brand Ambassadors of the Year awards winners in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, and for our final installment, we interviewed the last four winners to find out how they are impacting the experiential marketing industry.
In the third and final post of our blog series on the “side effects” of the gig economy, we’re turning our attention to how it affects workers themselves. (Don’t miss our take on how the gig economy has impacted HR executives and managers.)
As a part of Shiftgig's charitable contributions throughout the year, we donate Specialist hours to a charity that is special to our employees. This year, we were honored to support The Holiday Heroes at their annual gala themed, “Heroes of the Night.”
The 2017 Retail Smarter Conference has come to a close. Held June 8-9 in St. Petersburg, Fla., and sponsored by University of Florida's David F. Miller Retail Center, the conference is an opportunity for a unique group of retail executives and industry leaders to network, discuss trends, and hear from retail thought leaders. This year’s conference focus largely centered around the ever-changing retail landscape -- and where the industry as a whole is headed.
In part two of our blog series on the “side effects” of the gig economy, we’re turning our attention to how the new, more flexible state of the workforce is affecting managers in the workplace. (Last week we covered the gig economy’s impact on HR executives.)
It’s hard to deny that Nashville is still an “it” city. With the city’s hockey team, the Nashville Predators, currently in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Music City has been getting a national spotlight. Sports teams aside, the city is also undergoing a sort of renaissance. The population is on the rise, with dozens of young professionals flocking to the city each day. New construction is at a near constant tick, with apartments and offices being built and developed regularly. It’s easy to see how Nashville is the place to be right now for workers, developers, and employers.
Keeping a retail storefront fresh and up-to-date can be a full time job. But it’s necessary to create the best possible shopping experience, entice new visitors, and keep current customers coming back for more. However, with these initiatives comes additional work, but rarely additional staff to help with the workload.
Today we begin a new blog series on what we’re calling the “side effects” of the gig economy. While other workforce trends come and go, on-demand work is impacting the future of employment as we know it. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing how the gig economy has created a new kind of HR executive, manager, and worker.
In Part 1 of this series, we profiled the first three winners of the 2017 Brand Ambassadors of the Year awards, an event featuring the brand ambassadors, event staff, and promotional models keeping the experiential marketing industry running.