The liquid workforce has become a major force in today’s businesses. Headlines spend plenty of time talking about freelancers, ICs and consultants, but this trend is about much more than headlines. 70% of businesses are using some part of the liquid workforce.
Change is a fact of life. Every day, we’re handed new technology, new ways of communicating, new ways of working from anywhere, and so on. Rapid change has even worked its way into the job market. More and more people are leaving “traditional” jobs and entering the market as freelancers and entrepreneurs. According to a study conducted by Intuit in 2010, by 2020, 40% of the US workforce will consist of independent contractors, freelancers, and those pursuing opportunities in the gig economy.