Oct 3, 2019 - by Diane Mulcahy

How well do universities prepare students to work independently in the Gig Economy?

Today’s graduates are joining a workforce where the Gig Economy — including consultants, independent contractors, freelancers, side giggers, and on-demand workers — makes up an estimated 30-40% of the U.S. workforce. They’re also facing an economy in which alternative work arrangements are growing faster than traditional full-time jobs, and are only projected to keep growing. The recent news that the majority of Google’s workforce is made up of independent and temporary workers rather than full-time employees is just one example of the rapid transformation of the corporate workforce.

Written by Ontario East Economic Development

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Oct 9, 2019 - by Diane Soucie

How many of us have heard these types of comments?

“Workers today feel entitled”
“They want constant praise”
“Young workers are disloyal, reckless in their approach and make aggressive demands”.

How many of us have thought it or, perhaps, said something similar?

The age cohort most often portrayed negatively with these types of statements are millennials. But is this a fair assessment? Let’s take a look at the myths and realities surrounding millennials, why it matters and strategies to tap into the talent of this generation.

September 27, 2018 - By Sean Coughlan (bbc.com)

From dream job to reality: The most typical type of work turned out to be a sales assistant.

When young people were asked in 2011 about the careers they wanted, the most popular ambitions were for jobs such as doctors, vets, firefighters, police officers, nurses, teachers and actors.
 
But the Office for National Statistics has gone back and found a reality gap with what really happened to their lives six years later.

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