The Engineering Gig Economy is a Reality
The Gig Economy
The gig economy is a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs that organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.
The current reality is that people tend to change jobs several times throughout their working lives and the gig economy is an evolution of that trend. A recent study by Intuit suggests that by 2020, 40% of workers will be independent contractors.
How does this labor trend affect the engineering industry?
The gig economy and the engineering industry, in the digital age, requires hiring managers to adapt to new strategies and act quickly to attain the candidates with top talent. In our 70 years of supporting the engineering industry, we have seen our clients shift their hiring strategy in response to this trend. They have relied on our engineering background and expertise in selecting candidates from our pre-screened database but also from methods derived from the digital age and social media targeting. This focus and adaptability to trends affecting the engineering industry is critical to fulfill contract positions.
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