The gig economy is already changing the way work happens all over the globe. The question isn’t whether the gig economy is going to change industry when it arrives – the gig economy is already here. The question, rather, is about what society at large will do in response to this changing landscape. Are governments, businesses, workers, and consumers prepared for this brave new world? Or are they fighting a losing battle and clinging to outmoded, backwards ideas about work?
The gig economy is going global, bringing with it benefits but also risks. For workers in many countries, gig labour offers flexibility and the potential for higher income, but also downward pressure on pay, long hours, discrimination, and lack of social contact.
At this Trep Talk, we’ll explore the Gig Economy and the realities of making it work for you. What are the benefits of being self-employed? What are the frustrations that we need to solve, together? We’ll also give participants an opportunity to talk about the individual challenges they may be facing, strategies they’ve used to solve these frustrations, and what they wish they knew when they first started out.
This is event is for freelancers and independent contractors, and those thinking about freelancing. Join us for a free 1-hour Brown Bag Lunch and Learn session with entrepreneur, business leader and human resources expert Shawnee Love. Shawnee will lead an interactive group discussion exploring challenges and possible solutions to creating a better environment for freelance and contract workers.
About Shawnee Love, LoveHR
Shawnee brings strong business acumen and extensive expertise leading and practicing HR over her 24-year career. Shawnee founded LoveHR in 2009 and since then has worked with 100+ diverse clients including family businesses, first nations, not for profit, and for profit organizations. Prior to founding LoveHR, Shawnee worked in entrepreneurial organizations delivering creative and practical HR solutions.
In the last 7 years, Shawnee has spoken to large and small groups on topics relating to HR and people management, and developed and/or facilitated workshops training participants in people management, HR management, and soft skills development.
She is known for facilitating engaging discussions and ensuring practical takeaways for participants, not to mention her sense of humor and honest dialogue on smart people practices for businesses today.