on-demand economy

All this discussion of our current "gig" economy has probably got Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, and every other pre-sixties jazz musician rolling in their graves. I can hear them bellyaching: 'A gig economy? There ain't enough nightclubs to support that many gigs!'
At the same time cooks and cashiers are winning huge wage increases from coast to coast, regulators and policymakers have seemed willing to let behemoths like Uber off the hook, resulting in paltry pay for the folks who are literally driving the "new economy."
One of the great perplexities of the current labor market in the US--and many other countries around the world--is the "mismatch
Scott Mordell, CEO of YPO, notes the power of mentorship for leaders like Hirschhorn, something he has noted across his organization
If you thought comparison shopping was hard with traditional travel companies, just try the sharing economy. Lightly regulated
The latest Labor Department numbers are in, and they confirm the health of the labor market. Impressively, initial jobless
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.
A new paper argues it would be a big mistake to declare them anything but traditional workers.
The decision to work independently requires freelancers to stay organized and on top of things most full-time employees don't often think about. Whether that's deduction of business expenses or saving for retirement.
It's apparent to anyone who wishes to look that tomorrow's workforce will be dramatically different than the long term employer-employee model of the past.
In the last week alone, two companies in the on-demand and just-in-time delivery economies reclassified their workers as "employees" and gave up the "independent contractor" model that has generated litigation and protest from workers.
Rapid adoption of mobile technology in the developing world is accelerating the gig economy on a global scale. Freelancer
Companies winning the war for the best Millennial independent workers understand: MBO Partners recently released five years
Everyone knows we need to change how people get benefits in America. But no one is really sure how.
Discrimination by Airbnb hosts is a challenge we need to solve.
With the explosion of people taking on on-demand work there's little doubt that the gig economy is exploding. Just last month, LinkedIn jumped into the gig economy with its new portal for freelancers.