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The Evolving Worker: Gig Economy, Contingent Work and Alternative Ways of Working

Evolving Worker  

Recent data has shown that the growth of nontraditional work arrangements in the US (independent contractors, temporary help workers, or those hired by outsourcing firms) has stalled in recent decades. However, while online labor market platforms have so far had a limited impact on the labor market, companies can use the current distribution of such jobs on platforms as a guide for identifying future opportunities to create more flexible workforces. Expanding use of these workers also requires adopting new practices to engage these workers so that teams of traditional and nontraditional workers can engage cohesively. Business executives who have not expanded nontraditional hiring are not behind the curve and can use new research insights to examine and align their workforce strategy to support business objectives.

 

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