Gig economy in Purchasing?
Posted on 6th July 2018 at 12:30
A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organisations contract with independent workers. The trend toward a gig economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.
Does the "gig economy" work in purchasing?
Well, as long as your processes are robust and standardised enough to make it work it can be a very viable model, and with many SMEs struggling to hire the required talent for their budget the gig economy could quickly become the norm. However, some consider it to be an expensive option and still opt for sunder experianced full time staff who may or may not be able to live up to expectations. So the gig economy shouldn't be looked upon as a disadvantage as the rich and varied experience offers insights to many organisational processes and will quickly see a return on the investment of an outsourced resource.
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