Contingent workers have long played a vital role in the success of tech companies, but reports of poor treatment of contract workers have recently been highlighted in the news. Here are the four best practices for tech firms managing a contingent workforce. In February, Bloomberg News reported that contract workers for Apple faced some less-than-ideal working conditions. Workers […]
Instead of pinning all your competitive hopes on a Super Bowl ad that gets everyone talking — for about 10 minutes — start looking to the future.
To get the best business results, you’ll need to prepare your company to take advantage of emerging tech. After all, change can be hard — especially for employees who don’t necessarily see it coming.
The world is churning toward a future in which freelance work, not full-time employment, is the norm. By 2020, Intuit estimates that 43 percent of American workers will file 1099s. That statistic alone might make it sound like the gig economy is headed for nonstop growth, but if organizations don’t embrace the needs of the real professionals behind […]
The definition of the sharing economy varies usually depends on who you ask — or what site you search. You will find that the definition often includes the sharing of a good or service through an online platform. The truth is, the sharing economy has existed for centuries. Communities historically shared limited resources instead of […]
Finance is a core aspect of any business. It’s also a frequent target when it comes to digital disruptors. There’s a reason blockchain has been a key component of so many fintech use cases that involve providing liquidity for businesses. Earlier this year, Spera conducted more than 400 interviews across four continents with independent workers and the businesses that […]
Yesterday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data indicating that independent contractors make up 6.9 percent of the workforce, down from 7.4 percent in 2005. The media has expended a lot of energy discussing the explosive growth of the gig economy, making this decline seem like a surprise. Is the gig economy tanking, or have […]
A new study shows how—and why—the sharing economy is burgeoning.
Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council. Recently, Uber and other companies that provide on-demand services have been under the regulatory microscope. Despite these setbacks, it’s still a great industry to get into, full of potential advantages for a would-be entrepreneur. That said, there are a few best practices that […]