Kelly Services, a world leading provider of workforce solutions, is urging businesses to prepare for a rise in free agents in the workforce and develop strategies to leverage the talent and versatility they offer.
Karen Colfer, a managing director at Kelly Services, said, “Recent economic realities, coupled with employees looking for more flexible and engaging work, has led to a significant shift from traditional employment relationships toward flexible “free agent” options such as microwork, independent contracting, consultants, temporary and project work and entrepreneurship.
“Today’s leading workforce strategies center on an organization’s ability to access the best talent when and where they need it, in a fast and flexible manner. In an uncertain future, it is clear that the companies with the strongest workforce will be those that adapt to the changing trends and consider a wide range of workers to meet their needs.
“Smart employers will develop a talent strategy and work environment that takes full advantage of the versatility offered by the free agent workforce.”
Free agent workers choose their workstyle because they value its freedom, flexibility, and entrepreneurial benefits. The workstyle gives them more control over their career and offers them more opportunities to build their skills. It also affords greater control over their career path, providing more opportunities to build their skills through diverse work projects and assignments.
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