Gigeconomy

Tips for Uber drivers: a publicity stunt that misses the point

"Uber is trumpeting a raft of largely worthless benefits, while spending millions on lawyers to avoid paying even the minimum wage"<p>It’s been a …

Uber

What is ‘good work’, and can it be encouraged?

In today’s changing economy it is time to look at the quality of work, and how it can be improved for the benefit of employees and companies alike<p>The …

The Workplace

Is HR Ready for the Gig Economy?

Future of WorkTalent & Recruitment<p>Is HR Ready for the Gig Economy?<p>Ben Wharfe • August 14, 2017 • 0<p>• 96<p>First question: <b>Why do companies exist and how</b> …

Innovation

Uber Is Giving Away Free Rides Next Week To Anyone Named 'Sam'

That's right - from 21 through to 27 August, if you're a Sam, Samantha, Samten, Sameera, Samil, Samsun, Samar or any other kind of "Sam" - you get a …

Technology

How Much Do Deliveroo Drivers Earn? I Became One To Find Out

Image: Getty Images<p>The gig economy — the on-demand, mobile workforce leveraged by the likes of Uber — seems like the dream: whenever you feel like …

Uber

As Colorado’s gig economy grows, critics say pay, benefits must catch up

Most mornings, Jonathon Row wakes up at 4 a.m., gets in his car, opens the Uber app on his phone and prepares to pick up early-morning fares at …

Sharing Economy

Why the Gig Economy May Be Shrinking

This week on the Inc. Uncensored podcast, writers and editors discuss how startups including Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash are contending with a shortage of part-time labor.<p>Welcome to the 129th episode of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, hosted by Inc. editor James Ledbetter.<p>This week, staff writer Zo Henry …

Business

Get a car for your gig economy job from Maven Gig, GM's growing rental service

Why it matters to you<p>Need a car for just a week or so? Rent it through Maven Gig, the car-rental service, which caters to the gig economy.<p>Want to …

Autos

Maven Gig expands its side hustle across the US

It's not available in every city just yet, but it'll be available in a whole lot more places later this year.<p>If you want to slide into the gig economy but you lack a reliable set of wheels, Maven Gig wants to help. And what was once limited to California will soon expand to both coasts.<p>Maven …

Chevrolet Bolt

GM expands its car sharing service for Uber and Lyft drivers

Coming soon to LA, Boston, Detroit, DC, and Phoenix<p>Maven Gig, the car-sharing service for gig economy workers owned by General Motors, is expanding to a few more cities. Starting today, the service is available in Los Angeles. Later this fall, it will launch in Boston, Phoenix, and Washington, DC. …

Uber

Gig economy suppressing wages more than migration: Reserve Bank

Uber, the app-based technology company has become the face of technology disrupting different parts of the economy. Economists now warn the resulting …

Economy

Today's Gig Economy Treats Workers as Expendable Cogs in the Machine, but That's About to Change

The next generation of freelancers will have careers, not just gigs.<p>Over half of non-independent workers say they expect to join the gig economy over the next five years, according to a PwC survey. Despite the gig economy’s growing importance, it’s hard to talk about the rise of freelance on …

‘Gig economy’ Grows Globally: Will Conventional Ways Of Work Change?

The trend of an increasing number of people veering away from traditional employment models in favour of undertaking freelance work is termed the …

The Workplace

Eyeing a Side Job, But Don't Have Wheels? Try Maven Gig

Car ownership is declining, particularly among young people, while car-sharing companies in North America and Germany have seen a 30 percent growth in membership over the last five years, McKinsey finds.<p>This is certainly playing out on the Left Coast. While many think of Los Angeles as a …

Maven

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash Are Betting That Bigger Bonuses and Better Perks Will Entice Workers. But Will It Keep Them Happy?

On-demand startups are focusing on perks and bonuses, but workers are mostly unhappy with their take-home pay.<p>As the U.S. job market begins showing some signs of strength, a major threat looms over companies that rely on gig-economy workers.<p>Now, as an attempt to attract and keep short-term laborers …

Uber

BOOMERS LIKE IT BEST: The secrets of Australia's gig economy

Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images<p>The latest research shows that doing gig work, employing yourself and picking a series of projects for …

Work-life Balance

4 Ways to Maximize Disruption in the Gig Economy

The gig economy is opening up new opportunities to build out service-based marketplaces that are industry specific.<p>When planning and strategizing about the future of any industry, the topic of disruption is one of the first ones that comes up. Will your company disrupt, or be disrupted?<p>In today's …

Sharing Economy

In a Job Market This Good, Who Needs to Work in the Gig Economy?

Startups like Uber and Lyft that launched in the Great Recession strain to keep workers who don’t have to take part-time work anymore<p>Uber Technologies Inc., Instacart and other gig-economy companies are straining to attract and keep the short-term laborers who give rides, shop for groceries and …

Economy

Stephen Colbert Asks, “WTF Is Up With Millennials, My Homedogs?”

Stephen Colbert.CBS Stephen Colbert went deep on the mysterious culture of millennials on Monday night, using a slideshow from the<i> Wall Street …

Stephen Colbert

Building a blockchain based Flash Organisation; by Ken Bodnar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>In the future work, and jobs, will be more fluid than they are today, driven by the rise of globalisation, …

Bitcoin

“Tacoma,” the next video game from “Gone Home” creators, imagines the gig economy in space

Salon spoke to the creators of “Tacoma” about making a video game about the space precariat<p>The video game may be the only artistic genre that has its origins in war. Early computers were funded by the Department of Defense, eager to computerize its ICBMs and simulate Soviet-U.S. nuclear scenarios; …

Entertainment

Freelancers Need To Learn This Skill To Save Money

I counted. Last month I collected income from nine different sources. I'm a freelance journalist, so when a media outlet calls for work, I go. I …

Canadian News

5 Money Tips to Help Your Side Hustle Succeed

Congratulations… you did it! You’re living that side hustle life, nowhere near a cubicle, and we couldn’t be prouder. ICYMI, you’re part of a growing community of women who are out there embracing their passion projects and pursuing an income outside of traditional models. Bosses everywhere are …

Retirement

The New Normal? Balancing the Needs of Schools and the Gig Economy

« The Status of HR Certification as a Driver of Equity in Pre-K-12 Education | Main<p>| No comments<p>During the American Association of School Personnel …

Education

How Freelancers Are Taking a New Place in the Employment Hierarchy

Only a few years ago, describing yourself as a freelancer might have gotten you an eye roll or a sympathetic pat on the arm. Friends and family …

Content Marketing

Beyond Avon and Mary Kay, Why Social Selling Still Works

Thanks to the growing 'gig economy' and the rise of social media, social selling businesses are thriving.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> When Beautycounter launched Countermatch, a lightweight moisturiser designed to hydrate, feed and oxygenate the skin, all 25,000 units of the product sold out within 12 …

Better Business Bureau

Dear Advertisers: Stop Trying to Make the Gig Economy Look Fun

There’s nothing fun about having to work 24/7, without benefits, in order to make a living.<p>If you spend a lot of time reading BuzzFeed articles, like …

Maternity Leave

Deliveroo gives riders GoPros following London acid attacks

The food delivery startup has announced new safety features to protect its riders<p>Food delivery startup Deliveroo is introducing new safety measures …

Uber

Five Faces of the Gig Economy [Animated Infographic]

Look around any office these days, and it's likely that you'll see freelance workers—or at least see some of their work, even if they're located …

Sharing Economy

Stanford just built the world’s first Flash Organisation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>With fully automated, and crowdsourced organisations already here the only type of organisation that noone seems to have …