The gig economy and social media are closely related. The two have grown side by side, and both have forever changed the way we work, live, and play. But has the internet brought us together or isolated us? It seems that despite being connected by a web of technology, we are segregated. Social media is siloed. Gig workers are on their own. Big Data knows more about us than we know about each other. Perhaps there’s a future of work in which technology can bring us back together?
President Trump campaigned on a lot of issues, but at the core of all his fiery rhetoric was a promise that every policy would, somehow, serve to strengthen American labor. His immigration bans, his retreat from NAFTA, and even his dubious, ill-fated attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act were all pledges designed to stir support from the vanishing middle-class workforce. Repeal and replace efforts have stalled or failed at every step. So conservative lawmakers are taking one last stab,[...]
No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, you must recognize that the provisions and entitlements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will change over the next few years. Since January, the new U.S. administration and its supporters in Congress have pledged to “repeal and replace” the landmark healthcare legislation. This has left insurers, subscribers and businesses confused about the future outcome. For contingent workforce leaders, the already complicated issue could become[...]
President-elect Donald Trump hosted his first press conference in 167 days on Wednesday morning. On the issue of business and talent, Mr. Trump discussed plans that may increase the power of the gig economy -- and which some workers fear could lead to reduced stability. However, David Weil, Obama’s former wage enforcer at the U.S. Department of Labor, believes the sharing economy can work equitably for everyone involved. Let’s look at some of Weil’s ideas and see how the staffing industry[...]