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?
As we discussed in April, close on the heels of VMSA Live 2017, MSPs are entering a new phase of transformation – one that mirrors and complements the evolution of the modern workforce. The original power of contingent workforce management grew from a highly transactional approach that focused on centralization, consolidation and process optimization. Today, the transactional nature of MSPs is giving way to strategic and consultative dynamics. It’s not just the mechanisms of business that[...]
Not long ago, we looked upon freelancing as a desperate measure. During bouts of economic decline, employers concentrated their recruiting efforts on non-traditional talent to keep operations running smoothly while containing the costs associated with full-time employees. Freelancing became a temporary fix for cash-strapped workers struggling to land “gainful employment” in down times. And that’s all changed. Reliance on freelance talent is booming. On-demand workers are powering business[...]
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