The Gig Economy

By Staff Report

Feb. 24, 2016

There are unique issues facing companies in the growing “on-demand” or “gig economy.” The gig economy describes employment opportunities typically created on a contract basis, often through web-based applications. They feature flexible or short-term work arrangements for consumer services such as ride sharing or food delivery. Companies in the gig economy, thus far, have relied on an independent contractor employment model to fill these positions. However, this new employment relationship presents human resources with new challenges. This Bloomberg BNA white paper offers HR guidance on how to manage a workforce that increasingly demands autonomy and customized work arrangements, while offering best practices for HR professionals working in the “gig economy.”

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