gig economy

A practical approach to Industry 4.0

WITH recent news of retrenchments and economic uncertainty especially for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians), a key concern for most people is remaining employable in an...

Time for collective decision-making on the future of work

PREDICTING the future is a fraught mission. But there is a remarkable conformity of response from people of otherwise vastly different experiences when asked to describe what they feel about the...

Is venture money masking an untenable on-demand delivery gig?

SINCE end-2015, food-delivery platform foodpanda has grown its base of delivery persons more than six times to over 6,000, the company's Singapore managing director Luc Andreani said.

Social enterprise accused of failing to pay freelancers, others

A LOCAL startup calling itself a social enterprise stands accused of owing some S$20,000 for months to freelancers and a boutique public relations firm, bringing into focus the risks that gig...

Gig economy taking off but observers flag risks

THE gig economy may be taking off, but labour and economy experts here are more concerned about traditional self-employed workers, such as private tutors and taxi drivers.

How the gig economy can help alleviate S'pore's talent crunch

THE growth of homegrown small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups is a trend that will only stoke the local economy and ignite the talent pool.

Rent-a-manager becoming a reality

A new trend in the gig economy is the transition manager who is "rented" out to companies for a fixed period of time, to fix specific problems....