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?
Although VMSA Live is always educational and exciting, this year’s conference seemed remarkably fresh and unique. Like the arrival of spring, the event brought forth a sense of renewal, exploration and new directions to pursue. It wasn’t just the presence of a more diverse mix of companies in attendance. The contingent workforce industry seemed poised for a new shift. The digital nature of business, the gig economy, the exponential boom of smaller and midsize enterprises all signaled a[...]
Although leadership and vision may form the heart of an organization, people are its soul. That’s why creating the right company culture has become imperative for businesses in today’s rabidly competitive market. Yet what kind of culture works best? Performance-based? Engagement-based? For contingent workforce program managers, the answer gets murkier. Contractors and staffing providers play an instrumental role in enterprises across all industries and service categories. Naturally,[...]
Today’s corporate lexicon flows with words like innovation, speed, agility, expansion, reinvention and change. We even borrow acronyms from the realm of social media. One in particular is FOMO -- the fear of missing out. Buried beneath the jargon, however, lurks a formidable beast: obsolescence. The exponential progress of the digital age has ushered in an era of incredible disruption. The status quo no longer ensures security or longevity. Obsolescence is a real threat -- the signal to the[...]