This week we feature an article that provides some good examples of how organisations are tapping into the professional gig economy – the one in which educated, white-collar workers are ready for hire. We also feature some good tips on going freelance and a face-off between two lawyers with opposing views on the gig economy.
We hope you find this selection useful. Let us know if there are others you’d like us to share.
How the Rapid Rise of the Gig Economy Is Changing the Way We Work
This is a good round-up of how the gig economy is growing and the opportunities it presents to workers. A useful infographic looks at the advantages of working as a freelancer.
Three Ways The Gig Economy Can Turbocharge Your Business
This piece shows how organisations are using educated white-collar professionals. From increasing agility and accessing hard-to-hire skills to doing more with less, organisations are finding that the gig economy can provide highly skilled workers in their moment of need.
4 Secrets to Gig-Economy Success
There are some great tips for freelancers in this piece. In particular, think about presentation – how you present yourself and your business. You want clients to get beyond any stereotypes they may have about freelancers working in their pyjamas!
Gig economy is about ‘technological change’ not ‘exploitation’, says Uber barrister
This exchange between a barrister who represented Uber and one who represented a cycle courier shows the polarity of discussions around the gig economy. Do these opposing views help in your understanding of how the gig economy can help your organisation?