Tag: economy

Micro-Internships: A Gig Economy Way to Find Great Young Talent.

Count me as a big fan of college internships. I’ve told this story before, but I trace my long career as a journalist and media executive back to my college internship on the Metro Desk of the Los Angeles Times. I got class credit instead of pay, but that wasn’t the point. I wanted a chance to write something that actually got published in…

RecPlus: Inside Iran’s recruitment classified economy

Iran is a mystery for many: what’s the economy like in the Islamic Republic? Have sanctions impacted online marketplaces in the country? How mature is Iran’s classified advertising ecosystem? At the AIM Group’s RecPlus conference, Aseyeh Hatami, the founder and CEO of IranTalent shared 20 minutes of insight.

Koder launches gig economy platform

Koder has announced the public beta launch of its free mobile app for hiring freelance coders and rewarding them with a bounty. The idea is to reward coders for problem solving and speed, and cut out traditional hourly billing. This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. The post Koder launches gig economy platform appeared…

Successful Companies Will Be Those That Embrace the New Employee Economy

As the world of work evolves, the employee-employer relationship has also evolved and now looks much different than even a few years ago. The employee journey is fluid, and organizations must allow for the movement into, within, and out of their company with flexibility and ease. Better employee-employer relationships drive higher engagement, loyalty, and trust. And these key elements are the building blocks of…

Mythbusting the Gig Economy

If 2017 was the year “gig economy” became a household phrase, 2018 will be when businesses adopt this flexible workforce model at scale. Why? We’re in a new era of work, where professional success has many definitions, business agility trumps headcount and technology creates seamless access to both work and workers.

Recruiters Should Adapt Background Screening Methods for Growing Gig Economy Workforce

The fast growing “gig economy” that focuses on temporary work — or “gigs” — accounted for 30 percent of new jobs and created new income sources for 2.1 million people in the United States between 2010 and 2014, according to a 2015 American Action Forum Report. The gig economy shows no sign of slowing. According to a report from Intuit, 7.6 million people will…

At Cisco, We’re Trying to Create Our Own ‘Gig Economy’ for Employees

As consumers, we’ve come to expect that when we want something, we can get it. Whether that’s a taxi, a grocery delivery, or your favorite ice cream delivered to your door. The concept of “on demand” is no longer a luxury, it’s an expectation. Naturally, that expectation is now bleeding into the professional world. People are expecting their jobs and careers to give them…

That Could Have Been More Exciting … April 2017 Jobs Report

With headline numbers of 98,000 additional nonfarm employees following last month’s figure of 225,000 (initially, revised to 219,000 in this report) the April jobs report was underwhelming at best, disappointing at worst, Figure 1. The employment survey is a ‘noisy’ data series. And it is not at all unusual for revisions to substantially alter the numbers through time.

EEOC to Ratchet Up Scrutiny of Gig Economy Employers

This week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for fiscal years 2017–2021, setting out its priorities and strategies for the near term. The SEP builds on a prior plan issued in December 2012, which guided EEOC activity for the past four years.