July 23, 2017

Employers warned not to ignore the rise of ‘gig-economy’ and flexible working

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Employers must recognize the rise of the ‘gig-economy’ – and implement strategic workforce planning strategies to reflect this shift. That is the advice from global talent acquisition and management specialist, Alexander Mann Solutions.

This recommendation comes in response to data from a new study, which found that despite the fact that the majority of full-time employees said they would consider working on a contingent or contract basis, both the C-suite and HR leaders reported that they do not expect the gig-economy to have a major impact on their own business in the next two years.

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, over the last decade, the number of self-employed workers in the UK has surged from 3.8 million to nearly 4.7 million. The figure has risen by 174,000 in the last year alone with 15 per cent of the entire UK workforce now self-employed.

Commenting on the findings, Lisa Forrest, Global Head of Internal Talent Acquisition, at Alexander Mann Solutions, said; “As Mercer’s study shows, the disconnect between […]

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