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Shiftgig's March Reading List

Each month we share the top stories that are helping shape the future of the on-demand workforce industry. Here are a few that caught our eye in March.

NEARLY HALF USE SOME FORM OF A FLEXIBLE WORKFORCE, UPWORK REPORT FINDS

Companies today have ever-changing work environments which make the hiring process difficult. But wait, there’s hope! This Upwork report shows that businesses are starting to embrace flexible, on-demand workers to help strategically and successfully meet their business goals.

WHAT IS DRIVING THE ‘GIG’ ECONOMY?

Reports in this article show that the number of employees working in the gig economy is rising. There are many factors influencing this growth including technology, the ability to earn more money, and a better work/life balance. Read about the advantages to being a part of this growing economy.

WHY YOUR BRAND SHOULD CREATE ITS OWN MOMENT, NOT SPONSOR SOMEONE ELSE’S

It can be overwhelming for brands to host their own live events, but on-demand workers can help. This article cautions against taking the easy route by sponsoring existing events. Check out these real-world examples of how companies that hosted their own events found ways to stand out and share their unique voices.

7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN DECIDING TO JOIN THE ON-DEMAND ECONOMY

With the growing popularity of the on-demand workforce comes the dreaded assumptions about the job. This article uses data to debunk common myths and show that the on-demand workforce is more robust than you think.


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March 31, 2017 | Shelby Eversole