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Create a Gig Economy Culture In an Organization to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

During a recent Uber ride in Chicago my forty-something aged driver enthusiastically shared why he loves his contract work career. He creates his own ...

How the on-demand economy threatens workers and democracy

The Heller School | Posted 03.24.2017 | Business
The Heller School

As on-demand companies like Uber and Instacart find savvy ways to navigate employment law, the misclassification of employees as independent contractors allows them to maximize profits at their workers' expense.

The On-Demand Economy Should Be Challenged By Workers

Nikki Fortunato Bas | Posted 10.19.2016 | Business
Nikki Fortunato Bas

The moment has finally arrived for the people who actually do the work of moving, sharing and renting their goods through businesses like Uber and AirBnB to get some much-needed attention.

Kathleen Miles

Future Of Work: Three Ways We Can Create Jobs From The Bottom Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

LONDON -- Andrew McAfee, director of MIT’s Center for Digital Business, argued Thursday that technological advances of the last few decades have sig...

Rebutting the Fact That Temp Work Is a Bad Thing

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

An increased preference for contract work, part-time gigs and even temporary roles is being driven by professionals and job hunters. Leading talent and high-level project specialists are seeking out this type of work at greater numbers for all kinds of reasons.

Labels Are Good for Food, Not Your Job

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

For the professionals out there looking to get back in the workforce, don't let marketing speak take the wind out of your professional sails.

Help Those Who Are Seeking Work -- Not Just Looking for Jobs

Carl Camden | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Carl Camden

Everyone is looking for a plan to create jobs in America. But what if we set our sights on helping people to work, rather than getting them hired to traditional positions with traditional salaries and benefit packages?

The Myth of the Disposable Worker

Sue Allon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sue Allon

It doesn't take much of an imagination to picture the stress of not knowing if you'll be working next week, or of having no benefits.