Society today faces major challenges in a world characterised by globalisation, automation and a technology development that is faster than ever before. Companies are one part in the society who need to solve some of these complex problems. That requires companies to work more agile and flexible. Therefore, a world-class skills supply is required in order to grow, stay profitable and be competitive.
The challenge of companies and individuals not finding each other has led to the emerge of the gig-economy, where freelancers and gig-workers are beginning to replace permanent employment, even in important and strategic roles.
The reasons why gig-workers might want to become self employed is the opportunity to be able to decide on their own time, career development, realise ideas and create a balance between private life and working life. They offer their skills on a temporary basis and where the focus is more on flexibility, efficiency and excellence.