More than half of employees and employers believe a majority of the U.S. workforce will be agile talent — contractors, consultants, temporary or freelance employees — in the future, according to a new survey.
HR executives and workers believe the shift could occur as early as 2019.
In addition, 39 percent of current workers said they’d consider moving to agile work over the next few years.
Several factors seem to be influencing the trend. Sixty-eight percent of the current amount of workers employed as agile talent say the system better fits their lifestyle. Fifty-six percent believe they make more money performing agile work.
HR executives aren’t necessarily opposed to the change. Sixty-eight percent expect their workforce to be composed of agile talent by 2025.
For more agile workforce predictions, view the Randstad US’ survey.