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Gig workers value time over money, flexibility over boredom

Gig workers value time over money, flexibility over boredom

Misconceptions about the nature of gig work abound. A recent blog sheds light on this, while also noting an interesting evolution in workplace priorities. Most people think that gig jobs involving grocery delivery or ridesharing, but actually 69% of them are related to IT and software, as well as accounting and finance. That’s followed by …

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Instant paycheck trend hugely beneficial as inflation antidote

Instant-paycheck trend hugely beneficial as inflation antidote

The importance of fast payment for gig workers, day laborers and service industry staffers cannot be overstated. As the lowest paid and most vulnerable members of our workforce, they depend on consistent and timely paychecks in order to earn a living. A fair number of these workers rely on numerous sources for their income that …

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In the face of recession fears, it’s time to reinforce worker investments 

In the face of recession fears, it’s time to reinforce worker investments 

These are challenging times for corporate and gig workers alike, suggests a recent report that reveals their respective fears over the prospect of a U.S. recession. I’m actually seeing this firsthand. Many people who are coming onto our gig-work platform already have full time jobs but want to earn extra income to pay for basics …

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Should quick quitting result in training repayments

Should quick quitting result in training repayments?

A friend recently sent me an article about training repayment agreement provisions known as TRAPs. Under these arrangements, workers must reimburse their employer for training if they leave their job within a year or so, or even sometimes if they’re laid off. TRAPs were used mainly for very specialized types of roles like an engineer …

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Proposed gig-economy rule should address what workers want

Proposed gig-economy rule should address what workers want

The U.S. Department of Labor recently proposed that independent contractors who are economically dependent on a particular company reclassify as W2 employees. If implemented, it would drastically alter the increasingly popular gig-economy model, which has grown exponentially in just the past two years. The beauty of freelance assignments is that they enable people to work …

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Bosses who institute an open feedback loop capture the best results

Bosses who institute an open feedback loop capture the best results

With another National Boss’s Day (October 16) in the books, it got me thinking about the importance of providing feedback, which leads to clarity, trust and bonding. How do bosses create an open culture? It starts with a willingness to receive, as well as share, feedback. What’s important is awareness about the environment in which …

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What Business Leaders Should Know About Psychedelics with Tim Sae Koo

There are a lot of entrepreneurs that are finding so much success in whatever industry they’re in, but then there’s still that feeling that something’s missing. Are you one of them? Maybe you have this desire to create solutions for the world. But you don’t feel in full alignment with how things are going around …

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Pondering a safe return to offices as we transition to an endemic

Pondering a safe return to offices as we transition to an endemic

After Labor Day, many large employers asked people to return or implemented a hybrid of remote and in-person work. Google now has a mandatory three-day workweek in the office. But there is one glaring concern: exposure to COVID-19, which is still marching to a drumbeat of new infections as we head into colder weather when …

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