Understanding The Gig Economy: Why is it so popular?

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Defined as: ‘a labour market characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs’, the gig economy represents a social, cultural, and business evolution in attitudes towards permanent, fixed employment, in favour of more flexible and temporary staffing arrangements.

Posted inNews archiveon26 Jun 2017

The reality is, as more and more workers fluctuate between different positions and alternate working hours to accommodate their lifestyle, the gig economy becomes ever more popular. This presents a challenge for recruiters more accustomed to filling permanent roles than ‘ad-hoc’, temporary staffing ones and, as a result, the recruitment industry

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