Teaching entrepreneurial skills is a staple in business schools. But it can benefit all students – including majors in engineering, agriculture and even the arts.
Recent developments in the organisation of production have led to the decline of wage employment across much of the world.
Strip away the sexy marketing and what you have is just another digital platform shifting legal responsibilities and risks.
The pandemic home-delivery boom is driving a push to automation and precarious work by Australian supermarkets.
It could push up prices and pay.
Gig work is entering almost every industry and changing the relationship between workers, employers, service providers and customers. But gig workers face new and unique challenges.
Why a workers’ rebellion in 19th-century England is relevant in the age of data extraction, gig labour and management by algorithm.
Is there a place for speedy grocery delivery startups in a post-COVID world? That depends on consumer habit.
The Fair Work Commission’s ruling that delivery rider Diego Franco was an employee of Deliveroo is a major legal win for Australia’s gig workers.
More people are getting involved in sex work, especially online – and it can be a lifeline for marginalized people.
If the best people management practices of the formal economy were to be deployed in the informal economy, new avenues of stimulating economic and life empowerment may be opened.
Food-ordering platform Menulog has declared it will break with the standard contractor business model. But let’s not get too excited yet.
New changes to employment rules go hand in hand with the recent knocks to Deliveroo and Uber to suggest that a trend is emerging.
Uber has been forced by the UK courts to treat its British drivers as workers. It will probably require legislative change for Uber’s Australian drivers to be treated as employees.
A rise in contract and gig work in professional and creative fields is affecting steady employment. Research shows that to maintain a career in these fields, a worker needs to consider family.
The British Supreme Court ruling in favour of Uber drivers offers some hope that gig workers, many of them immigrants, might finally be given basic rights. But there’s still lots of work to do.
The UK’s Supreme Court has ruled that drivers are entitled to workers’ rights.
Freelancers who have lost work during the COVID-19 crisis can take steps to ensure they have a successful long-term career in the post-pandemic period.
The widely reported unemployment rate – currently 6.3% – doesn’t fully reflect the reality of joblessness in the US economy.
COVID-19 has closed high streets and disrupted sales, and retailers have been looking for ways forward beyond traditional discount events.