January 4, 2017

Contract workers.Most Americans Will Be Gig Workers by 2025, Says Study

The in-depth study of more than 3,100 workers  and 1,500 HR and c-suite executives across the U.S. found that as early as 2019, as much as 50 percent of the workforce will be comprised of gig (agile) workers, as nearly 4 in 10 (39%) workers say they are likely to consider shifting to a gig arrangement over the next two-to-three years. This movement is fueling an equally aggressive adoption of new workforce models that tap into both permanent and gig employees to combat staffing shortages, leverage globalization and fuel greater innovation for organizations.

“Our first-of-its-kind study serves as a wake-up call for business and HR leaders to quickly embrace and prepare for the disruptive changes impacting how, when, where and by whom work is conducted,” said Jim Link, chief human resources officer at Randstad North America. “More workers have changed their perceptions of non-permanent employment, choosing to pursue agile work because it offers them greater control, growth and even job security. This mindset shift, combined with the growing availability of collaborative technologies to facilitate work from anywhere, anytime and on any device, means the notion of having to work a traditional nine to five day in an office is disappearing.”  READ ARTICLE HERE

Thanks to ISAAC M. O'BANNON, CPA Practice Advisor Managing Editor, Dec 12, 2016