How to Thrive in the COVID-19 Gig Economy

How to Thrive in the COVID-19 Gig Economy
Join us for our Virtual November Chapter Breakfast! With the impact of COVID-19 upon us the gig economy is accelerating – don’t be left behind!

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 10 from 7:30 - 8:30 am CT

What do an Uber driver, a freelance writer and a contract project manager / scrum master have in common? The answer is that they are all part of the gig economy. One of the fastest growing trends in employment is a move away from full-time contracts. Instead, both employers and workers are pursuing alternative arrangements, including temporary or project-based contracts.

It wasn’t that long ago when college graduates would search for a permanent position with regular pay periods, consistent hours and employee benefits. However, the emergence of new digital technologies has meant a shift in companies employment strategies. They are looking to reduce their costs by hiring less full-time staff in favour of short-term support based on immediate needs. On the flip side, workers have realized that contracting out their services to a mix of companies allows them flexibility.

Where the two sides meet is where we find the gig economy. Those participating in the gig economy call themselves freelancers, independent professionals, contract workers and independent contractors. It’s easy to think of this group as a bunch of millennials looking to escape the traditional 9 to 5, but among those participating in the gig economy are experienced nurses, project managers, engineers and marketing consultants. 

Speaker: Michael Nir, Sapir Consulting US

Michael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, is an enterprise Lean Agile DevOps expert; known for his passion, creativity and innovation. His Masters in Engineering, certification in Project Management and training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. He inspires people and teams to change, experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit. A passionate guide and mentor for organizations undergoing change, he has developed lean agile DevOps certification focused training and delivery programs as well as gestalt team-building and conflict management workshops. 

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11/10/2020 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

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