By Nick Venturella
According to the annual report, Freelancing in America 2016, from Upwork and the Freelancers Union, 13.5 million people took gigs outside of their primary full-time job responsibilities last year.
In other words, 25% of traditionally employed full-time U.S. workers were moonlighting as independent contractors in 2016.
Overall, freelancers contributed an estimated $1 trillion in earnings to our economy. That said, it doesn’t appear as though freelancing, or what many refer to as the “Gig Economy,” is going away any time soon.
John Whyte – Senior Manager, Dayforce Talent Management, Ceridian
In today’s hyper-competitive race to acquire and retain top talent, companies are re-evaluating how they identify and reward their best people. Budgets are tight, managers are busy, and the way we identify top performers is changing. It’s essential that Compensation Management tools keep pace with market needs.
On Tuesday, May 9 at 2 PM ET, Ceridian is partnering with The Wilson Group to discuss current Trends, Tools and Techniques Impacting Compensation Management. The Wilson Group is a consulting firm that helps companies devise strategies to assess, develop, and implement performance systems and total compensation plans.
Here are a couple reasons to attend that will have a real impact on your business: Read more
David Kaya – Director, Hawaii Sales & Operations
Ceridian Employee since 1992
50 years. How many businesses can say they’ve been serving the same community, for 50 years? Most of the companies grabbing headlines these days – Google, Facebook, Uber – haven’t been around for a combined 50 years. Google, the oldest of the bunch, is just shy of 20 years. Facebook a little over a decade, Uber less than one.
Ceridian Hawaii has 50 years in business, in this wonderful community of surf, sand, and the Spirit of Aloha. Our anniversary parties are just coming to a close – a month of celebrations throughout April, in office spa days, lots of pizza, community service days giving back to where we’ve lived and worked for these five decades. Check out the #CeridianHawaii50 highlights on Twitter:
Kelly Allder – VP of People Programs and Executive Director of Ceridian Cares
I just hung up the phone from talking with a very special regular caller.
Mario calls every week to check in on his Ceridian Cares application. First, he called to ask about whether he could apply. Then he called to ask about how to fill in the application. Then the call was to let me know he sent the application. The following week he called to see if we had received his application. Then he checked in to track progress. Last week I was happy to inform him that his application had been approved! This week he called to ask about how the service provider will get paid. Next week he’ll probably call to let me know he received the very item that launched his relationship with us, Ceridian Cares.
To some, this weekly call might be just another interruption to their daily routine. They might ask, “why can’t he just read the instructions on the website, trust in the process, and wait for our response?” But for me, it is an honour to speak with Mario (and others like him). Representing the hard-earned dollars that our employees raise to give back to their communities, talking over the phone with folks like Mario, is by far, the best part of my job. Read more
Paul Jelinek – Director of Product Management, Ceridian
As a recent new hire at Ceridian, I’ve gained a whole new appreciation for everything that goes into bringing a new person into an organization. From my perspective this included a lot of details, such as completing all of the required paperwork, registering for training, ordering my computer equipment, enrolling in benefits, learning about the company’s values and policies, getting to know where I could go to for answers to my questions, and so much more that doesn’t even include learning my new day-to-day tasks. I can truly say from experience that when an organization makes this process easier for a new employee, it makes all the difference. Read more