Gig Economy News at a Glance: July 19, 2018

It’s hard 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.

Should You Offer Summer Fridays to Your Employees?

According to an article from Just Works, “Summer Fridays are a relatively small gesture that can make a tremendous impact on employee happiness.” Luckily our Specialists can take a “summer Friday” any day due to our flexible mobile platform. What do you like to do when you have off in the summer?

FAQ: Creating an All Star Team of Gig Workers

Shiftgig customers frequently ask us how to build a consistent, reliable team with the best possible gig workers. To walk them through best practices and show how it’s it’s actually done in our app, we recently hosted a Shiftgig 101 webinar focused on building an All Star team of gig workers. We received several questions throughout during the live session but weren’t able to answer them all. We’re tackling a few more of the submitted questions in this blog post.

Want to Engage and Retain Millennials? Do This.

“Why is it so important to have your finger on the pulse of Millennials’ needs? Because by 2020, they will make up 50 percent of the workforce.” While this ATD article isn’t specifically referencing gig workers, these tips will help retain this younger workforce whether they’re picking up gigs or working a traditional 9-5.

Declaration of Independents: Thinking Beyond the Gig Economy

According to Entrepreneur, the gig economy may need a new name to “incorporate the role or large technology platforms that contractors are increasingly using.” Read more to find out what name they think is a better fit.

The Impact of Tech Giants Investing in Human Capital

Eddie Lou, cofounder of Shiftgig, talks about the ever evolving human capital management space and how tech giants play a part in shaping it. Check out the full Talent Economy article to learn where he sees the future of this industry heading.

About The Author

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.