Role of HR in GIG Economy | Aparna Sharma | Senior HR Professional & Certified Corporate Director I Editor’s Collectio

What do Uber, Swiggy, AirBnB, amongst others have in common, besides providing services at lower costs? Their leverage on information technology (IT)! IT has overcome the barriers of distance, time and cost, thereby levelling the playing field for everybody, allowing (or forcing, depending on who you ask) not just companies, but also individuals to compete in terms of costs, turnaround time, product quality and geography. It is therefore no surprise that IT-based companies are at the forefront of the gig economy.

Corporate Lessons From COVID-19 | Aparna Sharma | Senior HR Professional & Certified Corporate Director I Editor’s Collection

We are only in Phase One of a pandemic that has changed the rhythm of daily life like no other recent event. As we take time to think first of the health of our families, friends and communities, we are already learning lessons that will help us to navigate the urgent trials we face today as well as the fundamentally important challenges awaiting us once the worst of the pandemic passes.

COVID-19 CRISIS – BRACING FOR THE IMPACT

It’s not new to see a hustle in the board rooms to nail the right strategy for continuous business growth at this time of the year. However, with the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak, most of these discussions are being ruled by ‘cost restructuring strategies’ at the moment.