I have previously wrtten about my belief that in the future there will be more and more contractor availability as the population decides to work when it chooses.
Here at Project Resource we have several of our team that work part-time, or reduced hours, because this fits in with their wishes and suits our business. Employers need to be flexible if they are to attract and retain the people it wants and needs.
Interestingly, this week I read a quote by Mark Kobayashi-Hillary (the author of Who Moved my Job? ), who lectures at the London South Bank University. Mark stated “The internet has created a delivery mechanism allowing companies to find skilled workers wherever they are in the world…We are all truly competing with the world for a job today and there is little sympathy from employers”. He goes onto to state that he thinks there will come a time when there will be wage parity, when a worker in England will be paid the same as their counterpart in India. What do you think?
Imagine, if you will, organisations in which most workers aren’t employees at all, but electronically connected freelancers living wherever they want. This freedom in business lets people get more of whatever they really want in life – money, interesting work, the chance to help others, or time with family and loved ones. Makes you think hey!