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Gig Economy News At A Glance: May 3, 2018

This week’s round-up of gig economy news highlights the benefits of a contingent workforce for businesses, why workers, especially Millennials, want to work flexibly, and how artificial intelligence is helping with workforce management. Start catching up on the latest news now.

Is HR actually ready for what it means to be agile?

As the use of contingent workers continues to grow, companies need to reconsider hiring and engagement processes. Hear from industry leaders on the impact contingent workers will have on a business’s HR and procurement functions in this HR Dive article.  

Self-employment is a rising trend in the American workforce

For some millennials, climbing the corporate ladder is a thing of the past — they’d rather be self-employed. A new study shows the want for freedom and flexibility will continue to grow. Explore the research behind this prediction.

Artificial intelligence and its impact on contingent workforce management

This Forbes article offers an introduction to how artificial intelligence can help businesses make better hiring decisions. It also shares the impact AI can have on managing contingent workforces. Read on to learn more the technology’s potential.

More Millennials want freelance careers instead of working full-time

According to a recent report from MetLife, 74% of Millennials are interested in contract work compared to 57% of Generation X and 43% of Baby Boomers. In fact, four out of 10 Millennials plan to ditch their full-time jobs to work as freelancers in the next five years. Get insight into the motivations for this decision.

How ‘unconventional’ workers can be the answer to your company culture woes

Having trouble with company culture? Gig workers might be the solution to your problems. Hiring freelancers for a business is no longer seen as desperation but rather worker convenience. This Entrepreneur article shares the benefits for employers who tap into a contingent workforce.

7 reasons why the gig economy is a net positive

As the gig economy grows rapidly, the debate of whether its impact is positive or negative remains. Find out the seven reasons why it’s actually enriching lives. The reasons go well beyond flexibility and variety.


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May 3, 2018 | Shelby Eversole