Shiftgig connects hourly workers and businesses through a mobile application. Aiming to streamline and modernize the traditional staffing industry, it develops an employment-related mobile application, where employees can claim jobs in real-time. Shiftgig's product and business model have been compared with that of both LinkedIn

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  • Shiftgig customers frequently ask us how to build a consistent, reliable team with the best possible gig workers. To walk them through best practices and show how it’s it’s actually done in our app, we recently hosted a Shiftgig 101 webinar (you can download the on-demand version here) focused on building an All Star team of gig workers.

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  • In the United States alone, there are four million gig workers with that number expected to grow to almost eight million by 2020. With its growing popularity, misnomers about working in the gig economy have emerged. Findings from our 2018 Profile of a Gig Worker report uncovered some new truths about being a gig worker. In fact, you might even be the perfect gig worker but you don’t even know i...

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  • The phrase “gig economy” was first used after the financial crisis in early 2009, according to the Financial Times. With the explosive success of companies like Uber and Airbnb during that time, gig work became synonymous with ridesharing and other short-term arrangements. Since then, companies like Upwork and Fiverr have emerged, connecting freelancers with available work.

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  • It’s estimated by Intuit that by 2020, 43% of the workforce will be working independently as freelancers or gig workers. Currently independent workers make up about 34% of the workforce, with this group expected to get much bigger in the years to come. If you’re wondering why so many people are choosing to have a side hustle, here are four reasons.

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  • It’s evident from this week’s news roundup that gig work is impacting the way a business functions and the way people work. Keeping up with the ever changing workforce structure will help your business stay ahead of the curve. Check out these articles to learn more about the gig economy’s evolution.  

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  • We’re always enhancing our app to make sure customers are matching with the most qualified, reliable Shiftgig Specialists in our marketplace. Recently, we introduced a several new features that give our customers and specialists more control, transparency and visibility into available work. Here they are:

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  • Starting a new job can be stressful, especially for gig workers. Studies show that we’re hardwired to feel nervous at a new job and we’ve heard from our Specialists that many feel anxiety when picking up their first shift. But easing their stress and setting them up for success is easier than you think. Here are five tips to make workers feel better prepared. When they feel more comfortable, th...

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  • This week’s round-up of gig economy news highlights the benefits of a contingent workforce for businesses, why workers, especially Millennials, want to work flexibly, and how artificial intelligence is helping with workforce management. Start catching up on the latest news now.

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  • At any restaurant, cooks are the backbone of the business. They’re in charge of many things: preparing quality food, maintaining the kitchen's pace, managing a team of diverse roles -- all things that ultimately have an effect on the rest of the staff including servers, bartenders and hosts.

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  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over two million people in the United States worked as servers in 2017. And this likely won’t change any time soon — the foodservice and hospitality industries will always have a need for qualified, reliable and certified servers. A majority of businesses that employ servers are looking for workers with experience — but what happens if you don’t hav...

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  • Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain continue to be top of mind for the HR industry. With uncertainty in how and when it will affect day-to-day business operations, conversations about the technologies continue to evolve. Explore this and more in the articles below.

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  • We asked Shiftgig Specialists late last year to share why they choose to be part of the on-demand workforce. With the end of the first quarter came another opportunity to connect with Specialists and ask them why gig work fits into their lifestyles. Whether it’s the flexibility, the ability to network, the stability of extra income or just the opportunity to meet new people, gig workers pursue ...

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  • In a recent article titled “The New Rules of Talent Engagement,” the Harvard Business Review outlined how almost every HR function is embracing a more agile approach. From performance management to coaching to compensation to feedback, the old way of doing things no longer works. Hiring and recruiting too “have become more urgent—and more agile,” according to HBR. But it’s not just recruiting f...

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