WORKING: The Future Workforce
Staffing company Randstad released an interesting new look at the changing workforce last month. A few highlights:
- 67 percent of companies currently use contingent (temporary, contract, part-time) workers in some way
- 21 percent of companies plan to increase their percentage of contingent workers in the next year; 39 percent plan to increase full-time workers
- 86 percent of contractors say their level of job satisfaction is good, very good or excellent; 73 percent of permanent workers said so
The takeaway, Randstad says, is that the recession-era trend of hiring temporary or contract workers isn’t going anywhere. Many companies plan to continue using a mix of permanent and contingent workers instead of going back to solely filling full-time, permanent positions.
Our career expert Brandon Smith explains this new attitude and what it means for us in this week’s Working on GPB Radio.