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The Gig Economy Is a Lot Bigger than Ride-Sharing Services…and Guess What? Your Company Is Probably Already Part of It

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From love wordpress,  PSDTOBLOG writes about how many people think of the gig economy as Uber and Lyft and how much more than that its is.  PSTOBLOG writes:  

But guess what? Chances are very good that your company is already part of the Gig Economy in a big way, but you just don’t realize it yet:

  • If you are hiring contractors to help out on projects that require skills that you don’t already have on staff. Congratulations, you’re part of the Gig Economy.
  • If you are augmenting staff with temporary hires to lend a hand on production or fulfillment for a big project…
  • If you are bringing in folks to lend a hand with projects as an extension of your in-house team…
  • If one of your best and brightest decided to switch to a consulting role after maternity/paternity leave in order to have balance with family needs…

You get the picture. The reality is that the vast majority of U.S. companies are already part of the Gig Economy, and they are doing so in situations that benefit the company and the workers. The story of all those Uber-centric articles miss is the Gig Economy is an arrangement between both workers and companies want. Case in point, a new report by McKinsey Global Institute found that 68 million people in the United States alone are engaged in alternative work arrangements; this represents approximately 27 percent of the working-age population. More importantly, another 76 million to 129 million will eventually prefer to be engaged in independent work.

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