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Shiftgig's April Business Reading List

This month in our reading list series, we highlight some of our favorite articles on who and what is affecting the on-demand workforce industry.

RETIREES EMBRACE THE GIG ECONOMY

Studies have found that more and more people are relying on some form of working income during retirement. And a resourceful way for retirees to collect this income is through finding work in the gig economy. Explore this article to see how many people are already taking advantage of the gig economy during retirement.

LINKEDIN FINDS SMALL BUSINESSES DRIVING GIG ECONOMY

LinkedIn researched the current state of the gig economy and found that about 40 percent of all on-demand hiring is coming from small businesses. That’s almost double the percentage of hiring that mid-market firms and larger enterprises are doing. Get all of the data LinkedIn found on the gig economy in this article.

WHAT’S BEHIND THE GROWTH OF THE GIG ECONOMY

Many assume that the gig economy is driven by the workforce, however research shows that the growth of the gig economy is largely driven by a growing business interest in on-demand workers. Read more about on how businesses are influencing this growth.

THE GIG ECONOMY EXPLAINED

This Inc. article lays out an overview of what the gig economy is, who is considered to be a part of it, and where it may be heading. If you need a refresher on the ins and outs of the gig economy, this article will do the trick.

RECRUITING AND RETENTION IN A GIG ECONOMY: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2017 AND BEYOND

With the gig economy growing more and more each day, it’s important to know how to adapt your businesses’ recruiting and retention strategies to complement this independent workforce. This article will help you audit your existing strategies and give you ideas on how to adjust them in 2017 and beyond.


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April 28, 2017 | Shelby Eversole