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.
Australian musicians make it work by balancing music and non-music jobs, self-employment, contracts, and a love for the art.
Billions have been lost in tax to fake self-employment and many registered as self-employed will struggle to get state aid.
Gig economy workers in the UK report better self-worth and happiness.
A positive outlook is great – but it can lead to some ill judged start up ideas.
Most workers are still employees, not casuals or gig workers. So what has changed to increase the insecurity of workers?
Entrepreneurs must grapple with uncertainty and work the longest hours. Yet they are happier and often healthier than people in other jobs.
It isn’t easy, but musicians build ‘portfolio careers’ by being adaptable, multiskilled and willing to learn, so they can pursue creative work that they believe in.
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.
An independent review of modern working practices looks destined to change very little for people stuck working in the gig economy.
The UK government’s U-turn on a national insurance increase for self-employed people exposes the flaws in its approach to building a stronger and more inclusive economy.
Changes to the national insurance tax for self-employed people was one of the most controversial parts of the 2017 spring budget.
Psychologists rank job insecurity as one of the most stressful things about work – new research uncovers why.
Despite an entrepreneurial heritage, black self-employment rates are about half that of whites. Could a rising economy lift their boats too?
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.
Life is a lot different for the flexible working creative class and the call centre worker on a zero-hours contract.
External pressure has led to delivery giant, Hermes, being referred to the chief tax man over whether or not its workers should be classified as ‘self-employed’.
New research shows how women are held back when it comes to starting and growing their own businesses.