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Gig Economy News At A Glance: May 17, 2018

Understanding not only the growth of the gig economy but the influence it can have on an industry is important. What’s even more important, however, is making sure those gig workers are supported. Check out our news roundup below to learn more about these topics.

Almost Half of Millennials Already Opt for Freelancing

This HR Dive article dissects research on contingent work. Upwork found that 47% of Millennials are already freelancers and a study by Randstad notes employers plan to transform up to one-third of their full time positions into contingent work. Read on to explore more of the research.

6 Trends Which Can Influence Staffing Firms This Year

Increasing the usage of digital staffing platforms is just one of the trends staffing firms believe will influence the industry this year. Find out the other five trends to lookout for in this Recruiting Blogs post.

The Surprising Reality Is Freelancers Are Happy and Prospering

The gig economy proves independent contract work is much more than something to do between jobs, it’s a lifestyle. A survey by WiseBrand finds 54% of respondents do not have a desire to go back to their full-time job. Find out why freelancers are prospering in this article.

Four Technology Recruiting Myths You Probably Believe But Shouldn’t

Find out the truth behind four common technology recruiting misconceptions including compensation, outlandish benefits and office location in this Forbes article.

If You’re Running a Startup, Spring Is a Year-Round Season

Startups who follow a similar methodology to these four agricultural processes and embrace a perpetual spring will have constant momentum to experience growth. Read more about theses processes in this Entrepreneur article.

Five Ways to Make Gig Workers Feel More Comfortable on the Job

Starting a new job can be stressful, especially for gig workers. It’s a businesses job to ensure they feel comfortable and are set up for success. Here’s five tips to make workers feel prepared for the job.


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May 17, 2018 | Shelby Eversole