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Top 3 Takeaways From the Virtual SIA Gig Economy Conference 2020

The iWorkGlobal Business Development team attended SIA’s annual Collaboration in the Gig Economy Conference during the week of September 14th, 2020. Unlike previous years, this conference was 100 percent virtual in order to maintain social distancing as we continue to battle COVID-19.

Despite the conference taking place behind screens, there were hundreds of attendees representing a vast array of industries. Conversations ranged from the effects of COVID-19 on the workforce, to compliance, and managing the ‘total’ workforce – which leads us to…

The top 3 things we learned at this year’s conference: 

  • Remote work is here to stay and COVID-19 helped us get here. Speakers and attendees alike spoke about the future of work and the positive impact COVID-19 has had in shifting company perceptions as it relates to remote workers and their productivity levels. In fact, it was noted by a Gartner survey that, 75% of CEOs say that moving forward, remote work will be a permanent part of their culture. If your company is interested in building out a distributed workforce, check out these three simple steps to hiring anyone, from anywhere in the world.
  • Now more than ever, companies are interested in total workforce management. With the events of 2020 and the demand for business agility, organizations shifted their talent strategy to include more independent workers. Thus, they are now thinking about their long-term approach to managing both full-time and contingent workers. Check out our complimentary cloud-based dashboard, MyVista, which helps you manage your global contingent workforce with a click of a button.
  • With the gig economy flourishing, independent worker compliance was a large part of this year’s discussion. Many people in attendance spoke about their predictions of increased legislation and efforts from the government aimed at protecting gig workers – noting recent California headlines relating to AB5. To get ahead of worker classification, simply identify your worker and let us take care of the rest, get started here.

We look forward to the next Collaboration in the Gig Economy Conference in 2021, whether it be virtual or in person, and hope to connect with you there.

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