Companies today face a dilemma: They’re struggling to find talent. With new positions being open an average of 36 days, finding the right person for the job isn’t always easy. Therefore, more and more employers are turning to an alternative solution — freelancers. In fact, over 50% of employers cite a shortage of talent as the driving force behind a more flexible workforce model, according to Upwork’s Future Workforce report. And this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Within 10 years, freelance workers are estimated to represent more than 50% of the U.S. workforce. But what are the implications of this for companies and company cultures? Before we dive into that, let’s get the basics straight.
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