The Weekly Independent: November 26, 2018
Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web.
- Non-employer businesses (freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers) have been growing steadily for the past 15 years while employer businesses have more or less stayed the same, Small Business Labs reports.
- Five independent workforce trends impacting the future of work.
- Some colleges are making big changes to prepare art students for future careers in the gig economy, CNBC reports.
- Chief Learning Officer explores the challenges learning and talent organizations are facing in the wake of the growing independent workforce.
- The BBC has been accused of incorrectly classifying some of its freelance workers.
- Companies are outsourcing some of their most skilled jobs, meaning everything today is for sale—even us, a New York Times opinion piece says.
- How to develop your resilience skills, increase overall well-being, and reach your full potential as a leader.
- Electric scooter company Lime is being sued by a worker claiming the company incorrectly classified him as an independent contractor.
- The Guardian looks at why the gig economy loves gamification.
- Nine ways to avoid burnout and maintain work-life balance as an independent professional.