Gig Economy

Who benefits from the gig economy? Are workers glad to be able to freelance and to move flexibly from one temporary assignment to the next? Or do they miss holding a steady job with benefits and a reliable pay check. What's the best way to build a career? Do companies prefer a seasoned, well-trained workforce or the financial flexibility of hiring people by the hour as needed. Like it or not, the gig economy is a growing phenomenon. What are the costs – and the benefits – for employees, companies and society overall?

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How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace

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