Those in business these days are well aware that the explosion of digital and online resources facilitated such things as virtual companies and a significant increase in organizations engaging consultants and gig workers. For the latter, the proliferation of online resources and freelancing platforms afforded these workers freedom, autonomy and the ability to earn according to their efforts. For employers, a major upside has been the relative low cost of not having to support as many full-time employees.
Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. This touched off a major disruption in labor markets and an unprecedented change in the nature of