By Karen Stone, CHRE
We have been having a lot of conversation in the past
few years about the increase of non-traditional
work arrangements. Anecdotally, contract workers,
temporary, part-time and remote jobs seem to be
more common every week.
In this case, the anecdotes are representative of a real trend.
According to Workforce 2025, a Randstad study looking at the future
of the workforce in Canada, 30 per cent of the workforce is currently
made up of non-traditional workers. The study also forecasts that the
contingent workforce will grow to more than 35 per cent by 2025.
This newly populous non-traditional workforce may seem like a
boon to employers – now, it’s easier than ever to get work accom-plished
on a project basis, without adding permanent fulltime
headcount (and all of the associated costs).
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HRPROFESSIONALNOW.CA ❚ MAY 2018 ❚ 5