How will HR incorporate non-employed independents successfully in the 21st century? How will freelancers find opportunities with their special skills? How have others thrived in the Gig Economy? Get direct answers to HR, freelancing or Gig issues? Learn from experts? You will find it here from the Gig Doctor. Like many, I've had successful work experience as a corporate executive for several major newspaper media groups. I've also been an entrepreneur, independent or freelancer for nearly half of my working career. I've worked with major company HR executives providing tech training and soft skills. With successes and failures, I have the scars and war stories which may benefit others. I am a writer/consultant specializing in how blending the workforce with freelancers can pay dividends for both freelancers and employers. Start by reading my book "BOOMERVILLE, Getting off the Corporate Merry-Go-Round", a primer for those in or entering the gig work/life that can be purchased on 

Read my Stories from the Heartland here weekly. To receive my weekly commentary and Gig Doctor guidance, click "subscribe", enter your name and email address. Click "submit" to automatically have my weekly post delivered to your inbox. Your email is not used for any other reason -- guaranteed. 

Freelancers Union and Nation1099 surveys help freelancers advance.

Today about a third of the entire workforce are independent workers according to the Freelancers Union data. Freelancers Union claims a membership of more than 350,000 nationwide with creative, cooperative, market-based solutions for unique social and work issues created by the Gig Economy work model. More recently, Nation1099 completed a survey of freelancing professionals. The Career Freelancer Status Report summarizes the findings of a survey of active freelancers and independent consultants.