Economy

Gig Economy as Global Trend

Within 10 years, freelancers will account for more than 50 percent of the U.S. working population. What are the implications for consumer cultures and corporate ones?  Shifting demographics, digitalization and the demand for greater job satisfaction could turn the global employment environment into a freelance-driven model in the coming years, bringing benefits and challenges to businesses, the....

Remote Working is Changing the Future of Working Environment 

COVID-19 struck hard as we started to work from home, most of us had to hit the running ground to accommodate our attitudes and habits. And when there’s a situation like this, the pace of business is totally different. Weeks tend to feel like months in uncertain situation.   In these constraints, business leaders needed to....

How the Gig Economy Reshape Careers for the Next Generation?

The word “gig economy” became popular at the height of the financial crisis of 2008-2009, task-based labour has grown and has become an important factor in the overall economy. The idea of receiving money from short-term activities has long been around.  The gig economy is very broad, and includes workers who are full-time independent contractors (for example,....

Remote Momentum: Has COVID-19 Caused a Gig Economy Boom?

For all the uncertainty that Coronavirus has caused worldwide, there’s one thing that we can be sure of: remote work is booming.  The rise of working from home (WFH) is logical considering global lockdowns and the necessity of self-isolation, but it’s still impressive to see how swiftly workers and businesses alike have adapted to continue....

Success in the Gig Economy

Martha, an independent consultant   left a global consulting firm to set out on her own.  Now she’s part of a widely defined as gig economy, an emerging section of the labor force. Often by choice, there are about 150 million workers in North America and Western Europe have left the fairly secure corporate life and join the gig economy.   Some of this development represents the....

Pandemic’s Impact on Gig Economy

COVID-19 pandemic affected freelancers worldwide as it shuttered businesses and stalled payments, with many gig workers now fulfilling critical roles to keep society moving as consumers retreat inside their homes. Food delivery, for example, and Uber drivers are still able to work among those.  Around The Gig Economy  World  Freelancers in various fields treat COVID-19 differently, with some struggling to....

Getting into Gig Economy

Ryan Heenan is a songwriter who sells custom jingles and videos to clients around the world online. Heenan is among those in the so-called gig economy. But there is no official definition of the “gig economy” or incidentally, a gig. A gig describes as a single project or task for which a worker is engaged to work on demand, often via a....

What is the Freelancer Economy — and Where Has it Come From?

Ask the average person what a freelancer is — never mind the freelancer economy — and they’ll be hard pushed to give you a definitive answer. Unless someone is familiar with the industry or has worked with this group of talent before, that’s perfectly understandable. Freelancers are basically highly-skilled professionals that operate independently to provide....