Perhaps because of AB5, the new law regulating independent contractors in California, I have been getting a lot of calls from journalists, think tanks and thought leaders about the #GigEconomy. (I even got one from a reporter in Iowa on the eve of the caucus. “Really?”, I asked, “shouldn’t you be writing about the election?”… Continue reading Updating “Thriving in the Gig Economy”
July 1, 2019 | Blog | 0 comments My favorite source of gig economy data, The State of Independence in America, recently announced its 2019 findings. When I was writing my most recent book, Thriving in the Gig Economy, it seemed like a new report was being released every month, so trying to reconcile the results was often a challenge. (I… Continue reading New Data on the Gig Economy: 5 Takeaways
A recent New York Times opion piece whining about the #GigEconomy prompted me to offer some counterpoints to what was a very personal and not universal view
Last month, UpWork and Freelancers Union released their fourth annual “Freelancing in America” study and announced that the freelancing ranks continued to grow and reached 57.3 million participants. This compares to the 2017 MBO Partners “State of Independence in America” which pegged the number at a more conservative 41 million participants. Who is right on… Continue reading Three Things to Know About Gig Economy Data
Their tagline says it all, “A Beautiful Place to Work in your Neighborhood.”
Labor Day is the traditional end of summer holiday, filled with picnics, last trips to the beach and big retail sales. How ever you choose to celebrate this weekend, be sure to raise your glass at some point to all of us who labor, since that is what this holiday is all about. For all… Continue reading Happy Labor Day to the Gig Economy
MBO Partners recently released its 7th Annual State of Independence in America study. This report looks at the world of independent workers, including self-employed workers, part-time independents, freelancers, contractors or temporary workers and seeks to understand the composition, motivations and perspective of this growing portion of the United States workforce. Moreover, the State of Independence… Continue reading Another Year of Gig Economy Data
A summary of recently suggested legislation by Senator Mark Warner that is a pilot program for portable benefits for gig workers.
Companies should develop gig experiences for employees to enhance engagement and become an employer of choice.