08 Sep 2020
By Ryan Landry, FCBDO & President of New Horizons Learning  The ROI of employee training is one of the hardest things to measure because it is not just a science. It has art applications as well, which means there are intangibles that need to be considered. There are thousands of ROI models out there, most overlapping with one another. Following are three main topics within the… Read
11 Aug 2020
By Andy Spinks, Owner of Thoughtsand Executive IT Consulting & GigX Charter Member A “commuter” is defined as a person who travels to work over an appreciable distance, often from the suburbs to the centre of a city. I stopped commuting to the office every day about 10 years ago. It was mainly because I was having more and more early morning meetings (sometimes as early as 4:30 a.… Read
07 Jul 2020
By Lynn Hargreaves, Fractional Chief Operating Officer and GigX Charter Member I'll admit that I'm a bit cynical about all of the statements coming from companies saying they want to #BeBetter. Having spent my career executing strategies of all shapes and sizes, I am immediately left with the question, “How do you plan to #BeBetter?” After all, without specific goals, action items, and… Read
09 Jun 2020
By Chuck Lee, Co-founder of GigX Are you fishing or catching? Ask any number of fishermen what the secret is to catching fish, and you will receive a diverse range of answers. They probably start with, “Well, it depends…”  That’s because being successful in bringing in fish requires having a constant eye out for change. A return trip out to a favorite spot that once produced a record… Read
10 Dec 2019
By Robert Curtis and Matt Spooner What is AB 5? California Assembly Bill 5, or AB 5, is a new law taking effect on January 1, 2020, that amends certain provisions of the California Labor Code. AB 5 creates a stricter standard for determining when workers are considered independent contractors rather than employees. This law requires a three-part test, commonly known as the “ABC test… Read
12 Nov 2019
By Robert Curtis The gig economy The gig economy is a term often used to describe longer-term freelance arrangements and independent consulting assignments. It started to ramp-up around 2007 during the global economic downturn and has rapidly grown. While sources vary in their estimates, a 2018 Gallup poll referenced by Small Business Labs stated that over one third of all workers “… Read
15 Oct 2019
By Robert Curtis, GigX, Inc Advisory Council Member. Independent Professionals are Filling Workplace Needs It’s difficult to know exactly what the future of work might hold, but one thing is for certain: independent consultants are poised to be more important than ever before in the years to come. In today’s project-driven economy, more businesses are turning to outside talent to meet… Read
11 Jun 2019
I attended a business conference in the mid '90s whose keynote speaker was Roberto Goizueta, the Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company. At that time, Goizueta was a rock star, having built the company into one of the most celebrated global brands with unprecedented shareholder value. As he approached the podium, Goizueta reached into his pocket. The video zoomed in as he held out… Read