Outsourcing works very well for businesses because it takes a lot off their shoulders. If you have not tapped on it, you probably should soon! Alibaba, Google, Slack, WhatsApp and many other big guys outsource their work and grow their business at the same time.
When models walk on the runway, they are judged entirely by how they look and strut in their outfits. The attendees don't really know them, but they know the models are good at their jobs because they are chosen to walk on the runway and exude confidence. One gig leads to another, models who walk the stage contracted by big brands.
As much as we like our freedom and flexibility to choose work and work anytime and anywhere across the globe, there are also a few downsides of being a freelancer. Paying attention to these downsides such as irregular income, late payments, disputes with clients and more, is crucial and can potentially break your career as a freelancer (and dragging yourself back to a 9-5 job).
Did you know that more than 36% of the US workforce is part of the gig economy? And what about Singapore? Before we get there, what is the gig economy that everyone has been talking about?
Like many of us, you're probably managing several projects at once (some of them could be your scope of work) and still saying 'yes' to your boss or client. (I can really empathise.) It's part and parcel of every job.
Did you know that it takes an average of 29 days to hire someone through referral and an average of 55 days through a career site? Not to mention the time spent on administrative HR work and the long interview process.
What if you need someone to come in faster? Time is money in business, so what is the solution?
On 6 September 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, over 500 attendees from various SMEs and industries gathered for the first gig economy conference in Singapore, The Future of Work, to learn how to navigate the evolving business landscape and tap onto the new world of work - the gig economy.
Join hundreds of like-minded people to learn and share best practices about the Gig Economy.
We have invited amazing expert-led guest speakers to inspire you on how you can do things differently and grow your business in a whole new way.
The growth of homegrown small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups is a trend that will only stoke the local economy and ignite the talent pool.
My favourite online dictionary describes an entrepreneur as “a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money” or “one who organises, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” Note the common keywords business and risk.