So exactly what is a Gig? Gigs are typically short-term experiences or project-based opportunities that promote skill sharing or development, leadership development and connection with others.
Where can I find the Gigs? Gigs are posted in Workday via the Talent Marketplace icon on the homepage
There are several different types of gigs, including:
Short-term assignments aimed at providing staff members the ability to share their skills, gain a new experience or skill and better understand other areas/processes of the organization while expanding relationships with other employees.
Spend time working with another staff member to gain a greater understanding of their role and expertise. If you’re interested in moving into a different career area, this is an effective way to learn what you’ll need to know, and see firsthand if it might be a good fit.
Is there a particular area, Cornell event or opportunity of interest to you? For example, perhaps helping out at an undergraduate career fair, leading botanical garden tours or serving on a Title IX hearing panel.
Gig is an excellent way to gain practical experience, invest in your career, and demonstrate your skills and abilities. A Gig can open doors to new career opportunities, and make your current work more enjoyable.
For supervisors Gigs can be beneficial in the following ways:
SKILLS: Participants share their skills and gain new skills that can benefit your team.
FLEXIBILITY: Increase staffing levels during peak times or for special projects.
EFFICIENCY: Tap into an already proven university talent pool.
STRATEGIC: Develop current staff to meet future department goals.
ENGAGEMENT: Provide job variety for staff to increase engagement and productivity.
REWARD: Recognize valued staff by supporting their career development ambitions.
NETWORK: Build bridges and connect with staff in other departments to create and reinforce relationships across the University.
For more information go to: https://hr.cornell.edu/experiential-development