As Staffing Industry Analysts reported, last year “companies processed $82.4 billion U.S. dollars (USD) in spend associated with the human cloud on a global basis.” Today’s business environment is defined by the fluidity of globalization. In a short span of time, technology has eroded many of the barriers -- physical and social -- that have separated people throughout the ages. We’ve entered a new era of work where our tools, processes and people function in “the cloud.” Rigid structures and[...]
In every industry, at every experience level, there are contingent workers. The job market has reached an interesting point in its growth – an unprecedented situation where contract workers make up a larger portion of the workforce than ever before. Yet, millions of them are still without benefits. Will the day ever come when gig workers have the same rights as full-time employees? I think so, and I think it’s coming very soon.