The Gig Economy is a business environment in which temporarypositions are common and organizations contract with independentworkers for short-term engagements. For years, economists andpundits have prognosticated that the conventional 9-to-5 job worklife would be replaced by an economy dominated by independentcontractors, freelancers and temp workers who are retained throughsmartphone apps.


Yet this new-era business environment appears to bestalling. Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reportedthat the share of Americans working in “alternative” workarrangements is shrinking rather than rising, declining from almost11% in 2005 to approximately 10% last year.


However, there is a lot more to this than the statistics imply. There have been seismic shifts in the nature of the laborforce that will be fueling a variety of changes. Most notable amongthese are the growing ranks of the baby boomer generation that willbe looking to “supplement” income in an era of low returns onsecure investments.


The Gig Economy is among the many megatrends that will continueto unfold and impact business, along with our society.


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(TORONTO) Individual will be responsible for developingand supporting the suite of IPD performance and risk analytics andmarket information services, with a strong focus on the portfolioAnalysis Service, sharing best practices, explaining complexanalytics to clients, recommending benchmarking best practices andpartnering with the sales team to provide expertise in clientengagements and pre-sales activities.


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Property Manager

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(NEW YORK) Coordinator will develop qualificationspackages for the firm's proposals; manage search for Requestsfor Proposals from prospective clients and distributing the resultsof the RFP search to senior leadership;and improve content, organization, and systemssurrounding firm-wide proposal and marketing resources, includingproject qualifications, staff resumes, firm profiles, references,and forms and statements for proposals.

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Anthony J. LoPinto

Tony LoPinto is the Global Sector Leader of Korn Ferry’s Real Estate Practice and founder of SelectLeaders. For the past 18 years LoPinto has been serving his clients with deep knowledge and perspective on talent needs and organizational challenges to public and private companies – knowledge gained from a 25-year career in real estate. Prior to his current position, he founded and served as chief executive officer of a boutique real estate executive search firm, where he oversaw offices in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has successfully led several high profile search engagements for chief executive officers, directors and a wide-range of executive level positions across all industries and sectors. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in European history from Loyola University in Chicago.