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Why Relying on Gig Workers to Fill Your Skills Gap is Lazy
Radicals & Visionaries

Why Relying on Gig Workers to Fill Your Skills Gap is Lazy

The dazzle of the gig economy has blinded employers to the costs of high turnover and lack of continuity inherent in hiring temp workers.
Justin Gray
Why Working Multiple Jobs Will Be the New Normal
Radicals & Visionaries

Why Working Multiple Jobs Will Be the New Normal

If you're just thinking, 'gig economy,' you ain't seen nothing yet.
Greg Waldorf
5 Tips for Hiring Freelancers Who Will Boost Your Business
Radicals & Visionaries

5 Tips for Hiring Freelancers Who Will Boost Your Business

Finding the most effective talent means knowing where to look, how to exercise due diligence and when to walk away.
Eric Samson
3 Profound Ways Self Employment Is Changing Our Lives
Freelancers

3 Profound Ways Self Employment Is Changing Our Lives

Freelancers are changing the infrastructure, processes and skills needed for the future workplace.
Alex Chriss
Seeing Through the On-Demand Smoke Screen
Independent Contractors

Seeing Through the On-Demand Smoke Screen

The on-demand economy is not a fad, it is simply the continuing evolution of our workforce.
Alex Chriss
The Rise of the 6-Figure Freelancer
Independent Contractors

The Rise of the 6-Figure Freelancer

There will be almost 4 million independent contract workers in the U.S. by 2020, according to research from MBO Partners.
Catherine Clifford
Lyft Agrees to Revised $27 Million Deal in Driver Lawsuit
Lawsuits

Lyft Agrees to Revised $27 Million Deal in Driver Lawsuit

In the new deal, attorneys for drivers calculated that Lyft drivers could have recovered $156 million had they been classified as employees.
If Uber Drivers Are Employees, They're Owed $730 Million More, Say U.S. Court Papers
Court Cases

If Uber Drivers Are Employees, They're Owed $730 Million More, Say U.S. Court Papers

The figures had been redacted in the original settlement deal proposed last month, but a San Francisco federal judge ordered them unsealed.
Steve Case Says Uber, Lyft Effect on Economy Show Work 'Innovation'
Sharing Economy

Steve Case Says Uber, Lyft Effect on Economy Show Work 'Innovation'

The AOL cofounder explains what's coming in the third wave of the internet.
What You Need to Know Before Hiring Independent Contractors
Independent Contractors

What You Need to Know Before Hiring Independent Contractors

More and more, we live in a freelance world. What are you doing to prepare for your next temporary employee?
Andre Lavoie
Why Startups Shouldn't Rely Solely on Gig Marketplaces for Developers
App Developers

Why Startups Shouldn't Rely Solely on Gig Marketplaces for Developers

Beware of potential problems with intellectual property and lack of development continuity.
Eugene Vyborov
This Franchise Gives Hair Stylists a Salon of Their Own Without the High Costs
Franchise 500

This Franchise Gives Hair Stylists a Salon of Their Own Without the High Costs

Phenix offers hair stylists, manicurists and other beauty workers a suite where they can run their own show.
The Sharing Economy Is More than a Buzzword. It's Changing How We Live.
Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy Is More than a Buzzword. It's Changing How We Live.

One in five adults have worked in the sharing economy, while two in five have used it, according to new report.
Catherine Clifford
Why the Self-Employed Will Finally Have a Bigger Voice in 2016
Self-Employment

Why the Self-Employed Will Finally Have a Bigger Voice in 2016

With contract work eclipsing traditional full-time jobs, issues plaguing the growing on-demand economy need to be addressed this year.
Alex Chriss