The Weekly Independent: January 11, 2016
Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web.
Welcome, 2016! How are you doing with those New Year’s Resolutions? We promise not to tell if you’ve already let the diet slip, but don’t let your business slide. Speaking of resolutions, don’t miss our Thursday webinar with Bonnie Moore, where we discuss how to plan for independent success in 2016.
This first issue of The Weekly Independent for 2016 highlights lots of valuable news you can use, including:
- It’s a win for everyone when independent workers are integrated into traditional contingent workforce programs. Terri Gallagher, CEO of Gallagher & Consultants and author of our most recent webinar, tells us why.
- By 2017, Millennials will outnumber both Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers in the independent workforce. Here are three things enterprises can do to attract top Millennial Independent talent.
- The U.S. Chamber of Congress has come out strongly against the Seattle Drivers’ Union plan – saying “ordinance violates federal law in at least two ways and that the ordinance will burden innovation, increase prices, and reduce quality and services for consumers.” This post offers more context.
- Wired magazine predicts that 2016 is the year when on-demand companies will start treating their workers like employees. We’ll see if they’re right. They also discuss why gig economy workers might need benefits and job protections here.
- Lyft is closer than ever to getting driverless cars, thanks to $1 billion in new cash raised and GM as a new investor.
- Need a dose of #MondayMotivation? Try these 9 tips to maintaining peak productivity.
Should you have any questions, we’re always here for you.