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The Gig Economy – A way to increase profit margins for seasonal businesses

If you’re part of industries where fluctuations in business correspond with changes in season such as school breaks / openings, holidays (Halloween, Christmas, New Year, to name a few) — then you may have a different set of operational processes and workforce patterns compared to other businesses not affected by seasonality. For industries such as … Continue reading “The Gig Economy – A way to increase profit margins for seasonal businesses”

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Are menial tasks the secret to unlock great discoveries and achievements?

Unless you’re working in highly artistic fields, your daily work routine would likely involve a portion (or even a heavy dose) of repetitive, humdrum tasks that gets you looking at the clock, waiting for it to signal the end of the work day. The power of menial tasks are often underestimated. These tasks, however, can … Continue reading “Are menial tasks the secret to unlock great discoveries and achievements?”

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Flexible and Ad-Hoc Work Arrangement Initiatives Help in Employee Retention and Promotion of Work-Life Balance

  Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) is a relatively new concept in Singapore. According to the 2000 Conditions of Employment Survey, only 3.0% of the private sector employees offer some form of flexible work arrangements. Despite being slow in implementation, especially when compared to the U.S. and Europe, Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs) have been growing in … Continue reading “Flexible and Ad-Hoc Work Arrangement Initiatives Help in Employee Retention and Promotion of Work-Life Balance”

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4 Main Reasons Why Independent Workers Are Engaged In Gig Work

The gig economy workforce continues to grow across industries, such as ride hailing, online tasks, cleaning/laundry, retail, hospitality, and more. According to a 2016 Independent Work Study by McKinsey, the independent workforce has 3 defining features: High level of control and freedom Payment by task or assignment, once the job is completed Short-term duration These … Continue reading “4 Main Reasons Why Independent Workers Are Engaged In Gig Work”

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7 Easy Ways to Make a Fast $100 (or Much More!)

Whether you’re broke, cash strapped until next payday, or would like to purchase something that is beyond your budget but do not want to incur debt – there is almost an endless number of reasons why you may need access to some quick cash. If you need cash quick, here are some ideas to make … Continue reading “7 Easy Ways to Make a Fast $100 (or Much More!)”

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Are There Benefits To Job Hopping?

The term job-hopping used to imply instability, disloyalty – a mostly negative term. However, this traditional definition no longer applies in today’s current economy. And this is especially true for millennials. The rise in connectivity brought on by the advent of the internet and smartphones – two of the great disruptors of the last three … Continue reading “Are There Benefits To Job Hopping?”

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SMEs – What does the rise of the gig economy mean for you?

  The war for talent remains a key concern for many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore. In the fight with the big boys, the challenge of attracting and retaining talent rings especially true for SMEs facing tight labour constraints. This sentiment was echoed in The Business Times, where SME owners shared that attracting … Continue reading “SMEs – What does the rise of the gig economy mean for you?”

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How Singapore’s Gig Economy is Disrupting the Labour Workforce and Improving Businesses’ Bottom-lines

Disruptive innovations continue to have a rippling effect across various industries, and the rise of gig work is one example of such that is being felt in Singapore today. MyWork Global comments on this growing trend, and tries to address an important question for businesses and jobseekers alike – would the Gig Economy create opportunities for economic growth in Singapore or stifle it?

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