With the rise of “Uber-ization” of the workforce in the gig economy, many companies, including Fortune 500 firms and IT companies, are adopting a freelance model for its workforce. It’s understandable why businesses would be drawn to it: it provides them a more flexible and low-cost-way of hiring and retaining workers, especially those with specialized skills.
With the rise of the gig economy, IT companies are taking the approach many employers in the gig economy have taken in structuring their workforce. In an industry where full-time and part-time employees cohabit in the same space, some IT companies have been exploring the idea of and have shifted towards hiring contract workers, consultants, and freelancers to complete short-term projects. This “Uber-ization” of the workforce provides the flexibility many workers seek and helps alleviate the cost of reskilling employees in an industry where technology is rapidly changing.