Hustle

Hustle

Marketers and market strategists Bonnie Ulman and Sal Kibler worked with LiveWire Research to conduct “qualitative and quantitative research” on 1,000 American women from a wide variety of financial, cultural and generational demographics. They...

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Traditional Work Isn’t Working

Traditional Work Isn’t Working

You show up. You stay eight hours. You go home. Many employers still expect this basic duty of their workers, although studies show that distractions can tatter your day at the workplace and even though many people feel they are … Read the...

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Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies

Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies

Some years ago, during the height of the technology stock bubble, a book entitled Free Agent Nation made quite a splash by glorifying the phenomenon of independent contracting. Less famously and far less optimistically, a number of economists and...

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The Economy of You

The Economy of You

In previous decades, many employees held lifetime jobs that provided benefits and pensions. In the modern era, many people – including, most conspicuously, many millennials – can’t find work. Those who have jobs worry that they might lose them...

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Workers and the Online Gig Economy

Workers and the Online Gig Economy

What effect will the continued expansion of a digital, on-demand “gig” economy have upon employment and government regulation? In this succinct, well-researched article, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Jane Dokko and Megan Mumford of The Hamilton...

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The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

Full-time employment, once the quintessence of security and stability, is increasingly rare. Employers create fewer full-time positions and outsource existing work. For growing numbers of job seekers, working independently is a safer bet. Living...

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A Total Rethink of How Work Should Work

A Total Rethink of How Work Should Work

Today, with a just few taps on your smartphone, an Uber driver arrives to whisk you off wherever you’d like to go. Need help assembling that Ikea furniture? Hire someone on TaskRabbit. Feel like having curry for dinner? Postmates will &hellip...

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Is the Gig Economy Working?

Is the Gig Economy Working?

The gig economy, which companies like TaskRabbit and Airbnb represent, has helped millions of Americans earn extra money. But as more and more people rely on “gigging” as their only source of income, society will need to address the question...

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The Shape of Work to Come

The Shape of Work to Come

The digital revolution is transforming the work environment at a rapid pace, requiring organizations and job seekers to adapt. However, questions remain as to how exactly workplaces will change, and who will benefit. Science journalist Emily...

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The Gig Is Up

The Gig Is Up

As the advantages of full-time employment diminish – with health insurance, pensions and other benefits fading away – freelance work is an increasingly appealing alternative. Gig work can offer relative freedom and steady financial rewards. In...

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The Multi-Hyphen Method

The Multi-Hyphen Method

Writer and broadcaster Emma Gannon describes the gig economy as the new normal for millions of workers. By 2020, 50% of all workers will freelance or run a side business to earn at least part of their income. Gannon suggests … Read the...

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The New Freelancers

The New Freelancers

Society seems unsure about how to react to this new breed of workers – freelancers, digital nomads, location-independent workers and all those who participate in the gig economy. Are they a new underclass, orphaned and begging for scraps at the...

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