The New Gig Economy Platforms – Friend or Foe?

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Having spent most of my career working in the staffing industry, I must admit to a certain apprehension about these new hugely funded, cloud-based behemoths called “Gig Economy Platforms.” We ...

Striking the Right Culture Fit in Placing Gig Workers

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Business is more complicated than ever. There are numerous issues stressing your client’s HR team, including technology changes, the need to align the organization’s values with ...

How To Ensure A Smooth Onboarding Process For Freelancers

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Over the past few years, the gig economy made its breakthrough into the business world. Companies are increasingly outsourcing their work, and traditional, full-time employment is ...

Is Uber Going to Disrupt Staffing? Ask the Taxi Industry.

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“I would argue in the war of talent, Uber won,” prophesized Barry Asin, president of Staffing Industry Analysts, at the Executive Forum North America in February 2019. At that time, ...

IR35: Preparation is key to smooth navigation in the private sector

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With everyone’s focus firmly on Brexit, it’s easy to forget that HMRC is gearing up to introduce possibly the biggest regulatory change to the private sector in more than a decade. The ...

Clearing the Smoke on the USDOL Gig Worker Opinion Letter: 5 key takeaways

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Gig economy companies are not a one-size-fits-all proposition, and neither are the laws governing them. Classifying workers as independent contractors or employees isn’t simple; ...

As the Gig Economy Creeps, The Human Cloud Grows

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In recent years, news feeds have been bulging with articles defining the future of work and anticipating an “imminent” shift to a gig economy. One might already expect to see an ...

Background Screening Compliance in a Shared Economy

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The temporary or contractor worker sector (or the gig economy) is growing at a rapid rate and will continue to influence the US economy for many decades to come. It has transformed ...

Why 2018 Is the Year On-Demand Staffing Goes Mainstream

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On-demand staffing, the idea that companies can engage their staff only when they need them and where they need them, is poised for a breakout year in 2018. Pioneered by Uber and refined ...

Increasing Employee Retention in the Gig Economy

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The gig economy has been picking up steam for years, and it’ll be no different in 2018. While there are certainly kinks to work out in the model, workers and companies alike are enjoying ...
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