Gig Economy News at a Glance: August 2, 2018

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.

What Will the Future of Work Look Like?

What will the future of work look like? asked five industry thought leaders that exact question. Their answers ranged from the need for ‘uniquely human skills’ to the importance of technology.

Checklist: Is Your Organization Prepared for the Future of Work?

Is your organization prepared for the future of work? We created a checklist of questions based on the 2017-2018 State of Contingent Workforce Management: The Convergence of Talent, Technology and the Future of Work report from Ardent Partners so you can gauge your organization’s own preparedness. Click to download.

How Gig Workers Can Help Ease Restaurant Woes

Restaurant managers and operators often face pain points that could be easily solved by partnering with an on-demand technology solution that seamlessly deploys gig workers. In this blog post we outlined some of those challenges and how Shiftgig eases common restaurant managers woes.

Independent Workforce Continues to Grow

Gig workers bring in upward of $1.3T annually making up 6.7% of the U.S. GDP. Read more from MBO Partners about the future of work.

2018 Report: Debunking Myths About the Gig Economy

With 47% of people wanting to work gigs for local businesses, our debunking myths about the gig economy report highlights an opportunity for businesses to tap into this motivated workforce. Download the full report today.

Five Ways to Make Gig Workers Feel More Comfortable on the Job

According to a report by Fast Company, studies show people are hardwired to feel nervous at a new job. To ease some of those stresses, we put together five ways customers can make gig workers feel more comfortable on the job

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Jane Smith is the Community Relations Manager at Shiftgig. She is passionate about helping Shiftgig Specialists and helping transform the way people work. In her free time, Jane loves cooking, exploring Chicago, and spending time with family.