How people live, work, and spend their money has drastically changed over the past decade. The digital transformation has it made it increasingly possible for individuals to pick up a “gig”, or temporary work engagement, as easily as ordering takeout. Examples of a gig employee include freelancers, independent contractors, project-based workers, and temporary or part-time hires. This so-called “gig economy” is altering the way people view and perform work.
Advances in technology have made it more attractive for businesses to re-organize work into smaller projects or tasks that can be contracted out in order to increase flexibility and reduce costs. And, on the flip side, some members of the workforce are drawn to the flexibility and freedom to choose when and where to work from, and the exposure to the more varied work experiences of project-based work.
In this upcoming two-part webinar series, CPA Alberta explores how the gig economy is taking shape in the accounting profession and how you can navigate your own accounting career towards or within the ‘gig’ space.