Gig Workers give you access to Talent you typically have not needed in the past.
The Gig Economy has been steadily growing globally and in Canada, and post pandemic, you can be sure that its growth will only accelerate. A study by Statistics Canada1 showed the share of gig workers has risen from 5.5% in 2005 to 8.2% in 2016.
A “Gig” includes any informal work ranging from artists selling their work, to Uber drivers, to Professional Engineers or Subject Matter Experts on contract required due to a project or short-term need. A Gig Economy is a labour market characterized by the prevalence of temporary and contract jobs where freelance, or contingent workers provide on-demand services.
Many organizations are going through major strategic realignment and are uncertain of the short to medium term outlook. As a result, additional resources or unique, yet temporary skill sets are required. Tapping into the gig economy might help you bridge this gap in both resources and skill sets. As we recover from the pandemic, consider augmenting your teams with gig workers, with skills that range from blue-collar to professionals.