4 Reasons to Invest in Training Gig Workers

There are a lot of reasons not to invest in training for gig workers. For one thing, mandatory training for contract workers is illegal in the U.S., but there's a lot more to this story, so let's dig into it.

Most companies in the sharing economy rely on independent contractors to provide their services — these workers sign up to do a job without becoming employees. That means companies don’t have to pay benefits, but that also means they can’t make their employees do certain things, like take training.

There’s the fact that creating good training costs money. If you’re going to invest in training, you obviously want your workers to participate in your courses or modules. Why invest in learning and development at all if there's no guarantee that your trainees will spend any time on the learning you created?

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