Gig economy

The “gig economy” refers to a trend away from traditional employment models towards the use of freelance contractors to fulfil short-term projects or “gigs”. It is becoming increasingly prevalent with the advent of technologies that allow freelancers to bid for or otherwise engage clients on a piecemeal basis. Uber, Airbnb and Upwork are all examples of disruptive technologies that are putting clients in touch with service providers in real-time online marketplaces. These pages cover the “Uberisation” of the economy and the employment status of so-called “gig workers”.

How the “gig economy” offers flexibility for employers and employees

31 Mar 2016

We used to differentiate between working on projects and “business as usual”, but today these have merged into one, says...

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The shape of today’s business: What is the “new normal”?

14 Mar 2016

PROMOTED | The HR landscape is a changing one and new research from GigaOM examines some of the most problematic and promising issues confronting businesses today.

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What does the gig economy mean for HR?

15 Feb 2016

The “gig economy” has firmly entered employment vocabulary, becoming a catch-all term for anything from Uber taxi drivers to freelance...

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Keeping track of skills in a contingent workforce

2 Feb 2016

As organisations increasingly rely on self-employed contractors or other forms of contingent labour, how can they account for these skills...

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