Digital transformation is empowering social change – especially in the way we work. The increased connectivity available today provides more flexibility than ever in where employees work and what devices and applications are used to complete tasks. The office is no longer the only hub for productivity. The freedom of being able to choose how, where and for whom you work is a huge benefit for the contemporary worker.
The gig economy - an economy that relies on freelance or contract workers - allows businesses reduced fixed cost and the ability to operate around the clock. Employers can select the best individuals for specific projects from a larger pool than that available in any given area. What do these shifts mean for companies, for the nature of work, for regulators, for talent strategy and for contingent workers themselves? How can organisations successfully recruit, manage and develop a gig worker? The evening discussions, held under Chatham House Rule, will bring together a select group of key stakeholders to explore the ins and outs of the rapidly evolving economy.