Freelancing & Gig Economy Trends In 2020: A Quick Guide 💪🏆
As we dive into an exciting new year and decade, there will be a conveyor belt of opportunities for freelancers to choose from. The gig economy is booming, with on-demand workers becoming essential for many small businesses. 2020 will be the year when the gig economy is no longer considered to be a trend, but the norm and Gigstar will play an important role in this culture shift.
More On-Demand Freelancers 🌍⚡️
In 2020, it is likely that we will see more individuals working as freelancers in an on-demand capacity for companies of every size and scale. Hiring freelancers is typically a much quicker process than hiring full-time workers. With deadlines getting tighter, companies need on-demand workers to save the day in their hour of need. Also, companies can potentially attract more skilled and seasoned talent by offering a flexible working lifestyle.
Faster Onboarding & Training Processes 🚀🎓
One of the biggest challenges that come with hiring quickly is the initial onboarding and training process. Businesses will be looking for new ways to speed up the introductory period for new hires, especially if these individuals are only going to be on short-term contracts. Increased clarity in the role expectations will enable on-demand workers to gain a sense of how to work under the business’s leadership. It’s all about efficiency. Time is money and when businesses hire on-demand workers, there’s very little time to waste.
A Changing Perception Of The Traditional Worker 🔍👀
We’re going to begin seeing a change in perception when it comes to ’the traditional worker’ as Generation Z enters the working world. Gen Z has seen their parents move from job-to-job at a faster rate than those who have come before them. The parents of Gen Z have openly embraced the gig economy and the lifestyle of freedom it can provide individuals with. As a result, Gen Z will be more ready than previous generations to become part of the gig economy.
Increased Awareness Of The Gig Economy 🚨📱
It wasn’t so long ago that individuals would find a 9-to-5 job and stay in that role for the rest of their working lives. Now, with businesses understand the desire for flexibility and work-life balance, we are seeing individuals move jobs quicker as they further strive to find a position that meets the unique desires of their personal lives. With platforms like Gigstar rising to incredible prominence, we are going to see an increased awareness of the gig economy next year, as workers unlock the opportunities available to them.
The Gig Economy Will Continue To Evolve 💥🔑
Next year, the gig economy will continue to evolve and change shape as it adapts to the needs of the working world. Currently, we’re seeing opt-in labor dominate the gig economy. However, we can expect to see more specialized, high-end consulting emerge onto the scene in the near future. It will be interesting to see how larger, corporate companies adapt to essentially having two workforces – with one being full-time, permanent employees and the other being on-demand, short-term workers.