Facebook is changing. So much so that it’s getting hard to keep up with all the news. From social VR to updated news feeds, the social media giant is clearly trying to do something. It may have been a rough couple of years for Facebook, but it’s still one of the most popular platforms for businesses – provided you can break through the new algorithm.
Ah, the side hustle. It’s a buzzword we hear quite often today. A preliminary Google search will bring up hundreds of hits; articles describing how to find new opportunities, testimonials from hustlers that made it big and paid off their debt, even suggestions for finding the best gigs based on your astrological sign (I’m not kidding). The side hustle has become the waving flag of the gig economy, a battle cry shouted from mountain tops and touted as the only way to break free from the 9 to[...]
Millions of young Americans are experiencing a “quarter-life crisis.” They understand that the economy and the nature of work have changed forever. Economists and researchers continue to wag their fingers at the grim specter of recession, yet I believe something more substantial is taking shape. Workers today seek a calling more than a career. They crave purpose, autonomy and exploration. Managing one’s vocation successfully is no different than managing a business. And that’s why the[...]
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,[...]