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?
A recent economic research report published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco offers an important reminder that diversity extends far beyond race, religion, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. The multigenerational workforce today is vast and unprecedented. And what some diversity discussions have missed is that age discrimination is on the rise again. Let’s examine the often-overlooked challenges facing mature talent -- and how contingent workforce leaders can enhance[...]
Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), in its recent tally, projected the number of active U.S. contingent workers to have reached 44 million. In 2015, said SIA President Barry Asin, companies spent upward of $792 billion on non-traditional professionals. The contingent workforce won’t be “temporary” much longer, or even complementary. In many ways, on-demand work will become the norm, especially as Millennials continue to stream into the market. Yet businesses are failing to respond fast enough,[...]
Over the past few weeks, we began curating a series of weekly videos called “Mindful Mondays,” which demonstrate the power that mindfulness programs play in helping busy professionals better manage their stress while optimizing their focus. Although the tips are entertaining, they’re presented by leading therapists and experts in the field who recognize that business demands and competitive pressures have grown more complex. The “overwhelmed employee” represents the hallmark of today’s[...]