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?
Eillie Anzilotti’s recent article for FastCompany highlights a Chicago-based nonprofit called Aspire, which provides services to people with developmental disabilities. Now, however, CEO Jim Kales wants to expand the company’s focus to incorporate a job training system that can place more disabled workers in roles.”For decades, people with autism or other developmental disabilities have been shut out of traditional jobs,” Anzilotti wrote. And Aspire seeks to achieve just that through[...]
Promoting the benefits of diversity and inclusion is a hallmark of the contingent workforce industry. In many ways, it’s not just a core tenet of our mission to help client organizations flourish through exposure to new perspectives, cultures, ideas or ways of innovating -- it’s a passion. Some categories of diversity garner a lot of attention. Issues of fair practices involving race, gender and, most recently, sexual orientation shine brightly under the spotlight. Others, such as[...]