The New Gig Economy
We have the Baby Boomers, the Gen Xers, the Millennials and now we might just have a new term which all generations of workplace employees may find themselves in.
It is the rise of the “Giggers.” What is a Gigger, you ask? Well, it is someone who works in the Gig Economy. What is a Gig economy? According to the online Cambridge Dictionary, the Gig Economy is defined as: “A way of working that is based on people having temporary jobs or doing separate pieces of work each paid separately, rather than working for an employer.“
According to Faith Popcorn, who is a futurist, and her Fast Company article, the new “Gig Economy” is on the rise.
These trends will have a major impact on HR departments, including:
- On demand hiring
- Temporary assignments for senior executive positions
- New virtual reality collaboration software
- Professional networking opportunities will be expanded
These recruitment and hiring trends are here to stay and will continue to expand in 2017. Is HR ready to handle the Gig?
- The Fast Company article outlines four new trends of the Gig economy. Pick one and create a presentation on how your HR department could develop and address new HR processes to help implement the trend.