Having a hard time finding the right employee for the job? You may be looking at the wrong group of candidates. According to recent reports, hiring within the flexible job market has steadily increased over the past 12 months. In addition, employers plan to hire more flexible workers this year than any other year before.
So, why is it in your best interest to consider flexible workers?
This infographic, compiled by Hourly (an employment network that quickly matches people who are interested in flexible positions with the right opportunities), illustrates why the flexible talent pool is the group to watch. Some noteworthy takeaways:
- 40% of employers plan to hire temp workers this year, and more than 80% plan to increase their flexible workforce;
- 25 million Americans work part-time, 20 million telecommute, and 10 million are independent contractors;
- 39% of temporary workers will transition into full-time jobs.
If you’re an employer, what role do flexible workers play in your talent strategy? Or, if you’re on the other side of the table, as part of the flexible workforce, tell us how flexible options have helped or hindered you.
Check out the full infographic below, and share your thoughts in the comments section!
What do you think? What are some other reasons to hire flexible workers?