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Shiftgig’s August Business Reading List

This month we’ve gathered the top articles on workplace strategies, using a contingent workforce, and the generations working in the gig economy. Reading these articles will help put your organization ahead of the competition.

Workplace Strategy

61% OF US WORKERS THINK THE 9-TO-5 WORKDAY IS A DINOSAUR

A majority of the workforce, especially those above the age of 45, feel the traditional 9-to-5 workday is outdated. Findings also show that remote workers often put in longer hours compared to those working in an office. If you want more insight into today’s workforce, this HR Dive article has you covered.

WORKPLACE 2025: THE DRIVERS OF CHANGE

What does the workplace of 2025 look like? It’s expected to drastically change, especially in the areas of talent management models, technologies, and skills. HR leadership teams need to be aware of the five drivers of change in the workplace discussed in this article so they can appropriately invest in the right places within their organization.

A Contingent Workforce

TAPPING YOUR MOST UNDERUTILIZED INNOVATION SOURCE: THE CONTINGENT WORKFORCE

With factors like skills gaps and intense hiring competition, finding the right candidate for the job can be challenging. In fact, more than two-thirds of companies hiring full-time employees are struggling to fill jobs. This article suggests better ways your organization can use a contingent workforce to solve your staffing needs.

3 AREAS TO CONSIDER AS YOU GROW YOUR CONTINGENT WORKFORCE

A contingent workforce will probably never replace your traditional workforce, however it is becoming a mainstream strategy for organizations. As you adopt to this change, it’s important to continue focusing on three key areas, recruitment and hiring, onboarding, and culture. This article explains how a contingent workforce fits into these three areas.

Generational workers

WHY GEN-XERS AND BABY BOOMERS ARE BEATING MILLENNIALS AT FREELANCING

Research shows that Millennial freelancers are mostly part-time while Generation X and Baby Boomers tend to be more full-time freelancers. Reading this article will explain the reasons behind this fact including, robust professional networks, autonomy, and much more.


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August 31, 2017 | Shelby Eversole