Articles by tag: gig economy

Safety Concerns and a New Federal Law are Challenges Set to Drastically Impact Rideshare and Gig Economy Industries

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The bustling world of rideshare and gig economy, such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, has allowed convenience to hit the roads. However, safety has emerged as a growing concern. Late last year, a DoorDash driver in Washington D.C., narrowly escaped death after being shot in the back. And it was not an isolated incident […]

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A UPS Strike Was Averted, But Supply Chain Fragility and its Labor Model Are Now Back in Focus

The recent UPS Teamster strike that was narrowly avoided has brought to the fore concerns about the state of the global supply chain. As e-commerce has evolved and the immediacy of delivery has become the norm, we find ourselves questioning the sustainability of such a model. Our reliance on single supplier, high-speed logistics creates […]

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How Can the Gig Economy Unleash Talent in a Disrupted World?

Gig economy jobs have become increasingly common over the last decade or so. This economy is centered on flexible work that provides each worker with a wider degree of independence than a typical 9-5. While it might not work for everyone, there\ are certain aspects to the gig economy which could lead passionate people […]

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Workplace Culture Needs a Legal and Strategic Overhaul

The challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a number of changes to the workplace and workforce in general. One of the most significant developments that we’ve seen has been low wage workers withholding labor for higher pay or more rewarding careers. We asked Lauren Blair, an employment & litigation attorney at […]

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How Employment Law is Shifting in a Post-COVID Economy

The pandemic has left the U.S. job market more uncertain than usual. Even though July saw a return to form for the labor pool, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting 943,000 new open jobs in July and an unemployment rate hitting pandemic lows of 5.4%, the amount of workers securing full-time work with benefits […]

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Can Instacart Make its Automation Vision a Reality?

Some businesses found themselves as well positioned as they could have been for the disruption left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world shifted to remote interaction and online shopping, companies like Instacart that offer grocery delivery fit right into what quickly became a new way of life. However, with the world […]

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PICKUP CEO Brenda Stoner on Beating Amazon in the Last Mile

Last-mile delivery is now essential in the logics space. The greater adoption of eCommerce and the need to get in now will continue to fuel it. While last mile for smaller parcels is relatively commoditized, larger product delivery was an unfilled niche. Enter PICKUP, a last-mile, same-day delivery service for items over 50 pounds. Talking about […]

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The Anticipation of Record Heat Must be the Concern of Educational Institutions and the Safety of their Student Athletes
April 17, 2024

Temperatures around the globe are continuing to set new records, and as a result, universities now face increasing challenges in ensuring the safety and performance of their student athletes.  Rising mercury poses risks of heat-related illnesses and affects the athletic performance and recovery of student athletes. Educational programs on recognizing the symptoms of heat […]

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Improving HVAC Systems Plays a Key Role for Meeting Building Efficiency Goals
April 17, 2024

In today’s rapidly advancing world, the role of HVAC systems for building efficiency goals has become a pivotal topic for businesses and property owners alike. With energy costs soaring, the shift towards more energy-efficient systems isn’t just a luxury—it’s a financial imperative. Building efficiency upgrades could slash global energy demand by 12% and save […]

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Generative AI Remains at an IP and Privacy Crossroads
April 17, 2024

As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly integrated into our daily lives and business operations, the conversation around its ethical and legal implications grows louder. It’s clear that generative AI will continue to face legal battles; applications from oncology, to mental health services, to the classroom, are raising questions about AI’s ethics and the consequences of […]

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Strategic Capital Allocation Can Help Businesses Leverage Employee Knowledge and Collaboration for Better Returns
April 17, 2024

Strategic capital allocation, a critical aspect of business management often emphasized by investment experts like Warren Buffett, involves more than just distributing financial resources; it’s about strategic investment that drives long-term value. Firms are increasingly recognizing the need to integrate capital allocation with broader corporate strategies, ensuring that investments are not only financially sound […]

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Can On-Demand EV Charging Scale Business & Technology?
March 30, 2021

SparkCharge announced a partnership with Allstate, and they plan to build a decentralized network of EV charging. The plan also included a gig-based work schematic in the four-cities it’s launched: Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Will this business model be successful, and is the world ready for a gig-based EV charging model? […]

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Deliveroo Expands its Supply Chain Footprint in a Crowded Marketplace
March 30, 2021

British delivery app Deliveroo plans to launch a massive IPO on the London Stock Exchange. It expects a $12 billion valuation, but things haven’t been all rosy for the company. Before Covid, the company nearly tanked. However, with a surge in home deliveries during the pandemic, its business soared. As the company plans for the […]

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Is There An Alternative Option To Traditional Delivery Apps for Small Businesses?
March 24, 2021

In the gig economy, restaurants and local businesses are increasingly turning to third-party delivery apps. There are challenges, however, especially over the past year with the COVID-19 Pandemic. What can these small companies do to scale their at-home delivery business while also staying true to their mission and brand? Daniel Litwin hosted Promenade Founder and […]

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The Implications of On-Demand EV Charging for the Gig Economy
March 24, 2021

Electric vehicles are growing, and there’s likely no putting the cork back in that bottle – but how will the sector’s explosive growth impact gig workers and the gig economy? The conversation was sparked by a partnership between Allstate and Sparkcharge, a company looking to build an on-demand platform for EV charging where gig workers […]

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Careers on the Move: Empowering Truck Owner-Operators, Drivers and Fleet Managers
February 18, 2021

The shipping industry has grown by leaps and bounds, especially with the onset of the pandemic. Many of us staying at home have taken full advantage of faster delivery times – and may have even begun to take it for granted. But what most people tend to overlook are the truck drivers that help deliver […]

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How Delivery Drivers and Businesses are Navigating Auto Insurance Needs
February 18, 2021

On this episode of MarketScale TV, Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin sits down with Leslie Kasperowicz Insurance Expert at BuyAutoInsurance.com and former Farmers CSR, to discuss how restaurants and QSRs who’ve transitioned to delivery since COVID should be navigating the complicated world of delivery drivers’ auto insurance. Since COVID hit, Kasperowicz explains that demand for […]

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Navigating 1099 Work & Gig Economy in a COVID-19 World
February 9, 2021

The world of freelancing has seen quite a few shakeups in recent years, with California’s Proposition 22, a response to the AB 5 labor reclassification, effectively creating a third category of worker in the gig economy when it comes to rideshare and food delivery drivers, and the pandemic making navigating the 1099-powered world of independent […]

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Taking On ‘Toxic Turnover’ in the Modern Restaurant Industry
October 6, 2020

On this episode of The Main Course with host Barbara Castiglia, ShiftPixy CEO Scott Absher outlined how his company is making staffing, particularly in the modern gig economy, simpler. ShiftPixy bills itself as “the cure for toxic turnover,” noting a vision to deliver an ecosystem that “enables you to share human capital and never […]

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What Does a New Generation of Digital Nomads Mean for Business?
September 28, 2020

On this episode of The Suite Spot hosts Carlos Vargas, Howard Holton and Paul Lewis talked about the current state of “digital nomadism” and how COVID has affected the idea of employment based on location. The older generation often cashes in their assets post-retirement and invests in an RV-based lifestyle, making it easier to […]

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