Work for everyone:
With a greater number of roles enabled for remote delivery, a broader portion of the population can participate in the active workforce pool that was otherwise restrictive on location and disproportionately skewed in favor of the large cities and economic centers.
Employers also benefit as they have access to a broader pool of talent.
Bringing ‘work to people’ instead of ‘people to work’ will be the hiring issue of the future.
Work at will
Digital technologies-enabled work economy platforms like UpWork, TaskRabbit or Kalido are empowering people to take on short-term, on-demand positions and freelance jobs.
One study predicts that by 2020, 40% of American workers will be independent contractors.
I think the reasons are obvious: Millennials like to have the flexibility to choose when and where to work.
They also enjoy the freedom to improve their work-life balance by being more in control of their work schedules. Companies will also benefit, because they can hire workers to fill specific gaps and hire freelancers who would otherwise be too expensive to hire permanently.