This Working Life

Why employers should embrace their employees’ side hustles

Adam Coleman, chief executive of HR software solutions provider HRLocker, says encouraging the pursuit of employees’ skills and talents outside work results in a happier and more productive workforce

Open discussions with employees are key to negotiating side hustles

Side hustles aren’t new. But, as the cost of living continues to rise, more full-time workers are needing to take one on. According to our recent survey, one in four seek extra income from side hustles.

But what exactly does this mean for employers? And where should you stand on allowing side hustles? The lines can become a little blurry, so let’s break down what a side hustle is, how to handle it and why ...