How do you work? Self employed, full-time, part-time, contractor or zero hours. There have been seismic shifts in the types of engagement employees (if that is the correct phrase) have with employers. Legislation is also having an impact as well as IR35 kicks in and changes the status of some contractors.
So what impact is this having on the mix of employees in the workforce? We now have a roughly 50/50 across gender, so what impact is that having on the make up of the workforce? Millennial and Gen X,Y & Z have very different outlooks on work and careers, is that changing anything?
This article that I found on BBC News is really informative and for anyone in the talent space provides some great insights.
One challenge that people may want to ponder is whether we are open minded enough about where the talent is and what type of "work model" they want to have before we say there are talent shortages?
In the UK, there are nearly five million self-employed people, from highly-paid management consultants to delivery drivers - an increase of more than 50% since the turn of the millennium. In addition, there are 870,000 workers on zero-hours contracts, 770,000 agency workers and 1.5 million temporary workers. A traditional full-time job is still the norm Although the world of work is evolving, it is still the case that most people have what might be called traditional jobs. Nearly two-thirds of people in work have full-time roles for an employer - a proportion that has fallen only slightly since the early 1990s.