‘Hope labour’ leaves people working in creative industries open to exploitation as they try to develop their careers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit freelancers and gig workers hard. Here’s how they can get through the crisis.
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.
Documentary filmmaker Janet Jarman works on her film about midwives in Mexico.
Gone are the support, preparation and security typically granted to staff correspondents.
Having some control over your workday can make it easier to bear.
Whether they do it full-time or as a side hustle, Americans who have some say over their schedules and tasks seem to covet the flexibility.
Congress missed a chance to make it easier for workers who book gigs through big digital companies to do their taxes.
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Companies like Uber and Etsy don’t have to tell most of the people working with them how much they’ve earned. With the federal government so behind the curve, some states are changing their rules.
‘Fifty Shades’ author E.L. James, shown signing autographs, has earned a fortune from her romance novels.
Few of them are getting rich off their books but the genre is making them more money than it used to.
The uber pool of the 18th century.
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Prior to industrialisation in the 19th century, most people worked multiple jobs to piece together a living.
Hanging by a thread?
Psychologists rank job insecurity as one of the most stressful things about work – new research uncovers why.
Freelance and contract work can be stressful, depending on your situation and personality type.
Workers in the gig economy may need to family members, online services or mentors to preserve their mental health.
Ride-sharing app Uber is facing a new wave of legal claims after a landmark ruling on work conditions. But any triumphalism is deeply premature.
High fees and independence make consultancy a popular option for professionals with families.
We all like free, but who really pays?
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While some are being given new platforms to express their views, the decline of paid journalism is shutting others out.
A coworking paradise.
Coworking is on the rise, but the jury’s still out on whether or not it’s a good thing.
The sharing economy is moving rapidly but we haven’t yet figured out how it will impact traditional workplace norms.
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With the momentum of the sharing economy growing, we’re only just starting to come to grips with what it means for the future of work.
Millions of workers struggle on the emerging periphery while those at the core enjoy the benefits of stability and skills.
The Fair Work Commission’s recent wage review may have struck an increased pay deal for low-paid workers but its decision overlooks the growth of a worrying new divide in the Australian workforce. With…
Technology and globalisation are dramatically transforming the workers and workplaces of the future.
The modern workplace is constantly evolving. The water cooler and the 9-to-5 grind are quickly becoming relics of the past; what is in store for the future? The Conversation has been running a series…
From the workplace to the workhome: architectural design should evolve to reflect the growing number of people taking part in home-based work.
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Welcome to the Future of Work, a series from The Conversation that looks at the ongoing evolution of the workplace. Today, London Metropolitan University’s Frances Holliss looks at the growth of home-based…
Self-employment can offer a great deal of flexibility, but it can also result in a poorer work-life balance.
Welcome to the Future of Work, a series from The Conversation that looks at the ongoing evolution of the workplace. Today, University of South Australia’s Barbara Pocock looks at the rise of freelance…