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The Ugly Underbelly of the Gig Economy - Its Issues with Legislation

The Ugly Underbelly of the Gig Economy – Its Issues with Legislation

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November 29, 2016

Until the Department of Labor releases its reckoning of the gig economy in 2017, we may not have a truly official figure to confirm estimates that put the share of the gig workers in the workforce at 40%. It’s truly innovative structure has made it possible for people to embrace unforeseen opportunities to monetize assets  Click for full story…

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Prioritizing Workplace Safety – What if Workers themselves Resist or Reject the Precautions?

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September 19, 2016

Safety is really about attitude. Not everyone wants to wear that helmet or mask, those gloves and definitely not that protective clothing! They are confident in their abilities to play with fire, acids or whatever it is that they are supposed to need protection from, like wimps! These attitudes are basically habits formed over the  Click for full story…

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Building Blocks – Best Practices for Managing Contingent Workers in Manufacturing

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September 16, 2016

Manufacturing is one of those evolving sectors facing skills gaps which is dependent on contingent workers to fulfill some of its resource needs. The pace at which technology changes causes a lag between education and labor market requirements in some sectors including the manufacturing sector. Gone are the days of repetitive assembly jobs with their  Click for full story…

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Uber: Driving the Gig Economy Up, Up and UP

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August 19, 2016

The contingent workforce consists of different types of non-employees like agency temp workers, contract company workers, independent contractors, self-employed individuals, standard part-time workers and on-demand workforce. In today’s job market they make up the majority of a company’s workforce in some sectors, as they form a part of a business strategy that focuses on increased  Click for full story…