The Job Market of the Future
In a constantly changing world, the key to survival is flexibility.
Traditional workplace hours of 9 to 5 are no longer convenient for everyone, potentially excluding some of the top candidates in their fields from being active in a traditional job market due to a medical condition, caring for dependents, or any other similar circumstance.
But as a result of constantly evolving technology, this no longer needs to be the case, as it becomes easier for colleagues to connect online. Working remotely and with flexible hours ensures that employees are able to work when and where best suits them, which in turn (according to several studies) lowers stress levels, lowers absenteeism rates and boosts morale.
As the world becomes a smaller place and more and more companies go global, the need to connect with top talent in a specific industry, no matter their location, increases.
Companies adopting these flexible working arrangements are seeing several benefits, including the ability to:
- source top talent irrespective of their location;
- employ the specific talent needed for both short and long term projects; and
- invest and shift capital where and when it’s needed.
In turn, this increases company profits by improving response times and agility.
Businesses and their environments change rapidly, as do the skills needed to support them. An added advantage to a flexible workplace is that businesses outsourcing certain skills will benefit by the fact that freelancers are known to be the most pro-active members of the job market, updating their skills far more frequently than those in a traditional market, in order to remain competitive.
Wingham Rowan shares his vision future job markets in the video below, which seems the logical road that many companies and skilled workers are already headed down.
Wingham Rowan: A New Kind of Job Market
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