It takes time to sift through all the news on the gig economy so we’ve rounded up all the latest stories so you can stay up-to-date on industry happenings. This week the future of the work, the rise of the independent workforce and tips for using gig workers to help your business caught our attention.
With the rise of the gig economy, many industries can benefit from using an on-demand workforce, especially restaurants. Managers face pain points that could be easily solved by partnering with an on-demand technology solution that seamlessly deploys gig workers. In this post we’ll examine some of these challenges and how Shiftgig eases common restaurant manager woes.
Shiftgig customers frequently ask us how to build a consistent, reliable team with the best possible gig workers. To walk them through best practices and show how it’s it’s actually done in our app, we recently hosted a Shiftgig 101 webinar (you can download the on-demand version here) focused on building an All Star team of gig workers.
The phrase “gig economy” was first used after the financial crisis in early 2009, according to the Financial Times. With the explosive success of companies like Uber and Airbnb during that time, gig work became synonymous with ridesharing and other short-term arrangements. Since then, companies like Upwork and Fiverr have emerged, connecting freelancers with available work.
The latest gig economy news highlights how freelancing and other forms of contingent labor are influencing not only how people work but the impact it has on cities and businesses. Explore how in these top news articles.
It’s evident from this week’s news roundup that gig work is impacting the way a business functions and the way people work. Keeping up with the ever changing workforce structure will help your business stay ahead of the curve. Check out these articles to learn more about the gig economy’s evolution.
We’re always enhancing our app to make sure customers are matching with the most qualified, reliable Shiftgig Specialists in our marketplace. Recently, we introduced a several new features that give our customers and specialists more control, transparency and visibility into available work. Here they are:
With a busy schedule, you need a fast, reliable way to find temporary workers. At Shiftgig, we aim to create a user-friendly and intuitive experience that takes away the burden of finding on-demand labor and puts your focus back on the things that matter.