The success of work-from-home in 2020 following lockdown due to COVID-19 will boost the gig economy and hybrid workforce this year, according to a study.
In 2020, job losses across the experience level and the influx of fresh entrants (graduates) in the job market boosted the gig economy. This will promote diversity, inclusion and business pressure for cost optimisation and will give gig economy a major push, even though external hiring will be limited this year, according to the 2021 Talent Technology Outlook study by job site SCIKEY.
Gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common and organisations hire independent workers for short-term commitments.
Tailoring one’s own working hours will also lure more women in the industry and it might even see more women in the leadership roles in the future, it added.
The study is an analysis of inputs from 100 plus C-suite and human capital leaders representing over 100 organisations through surveys, social media inputs, interviews and panel discussions.
As per the survey, 20 per cent leaders said the recruitment will be done through external vendors and HR