It is hard to believe that we are now living in nearly a year of this epidemic. Since March I have written articles on how to develop a business plan, how to adapt to changing times, use technology to stay successful, and more. When I wrote my first article related to the epidemic in March, I never imagined that after about a year the epidemic would be as real as it is in our lives today.
What has changed though over the past 10 months, is the potential for an epidemic in the labor industry. A lot has changed since March and companies are familiar with this change. We have seen a dramatic increase and a decrease in industrial demand. We also saw a dramatic increase in homework, among many other changes. Now, we are beginning to see some of the long-term effects these industrial changes have brought to workers. The rise of temporary assistance and activities that are in line with the foreseeable future are among these changes.
There are a number of reasons experts predict that there will be an increase in contract operations going forward. In general, the labor industry has observed that temporary jobs have recovered faster than direct employment.
COVID-19 has actually added many functions for temporary workers, such as temperature monitors and contact tracers. There is currently a huge demand for jobs that comes with the issuance of a policy, which could be a good opportunity for companies that monitor employees if you are able to get the required staff needed.
In addition to the addition of COVID-19 services, the epidemic has led to an increase in the need for contract work in some areas. Some companies are still treading water and are careful to reimburse employees in full. Contract workers are less likely to invest, which is better in times of uncertainty and as companies get back on their feet. Work can still be done without additional costs of benefits packages and other costs associated with new full-time employment.
More workers have also turned to self-employment as it has helped bring in money for lost jobs during the violence. According to a study by Upwork between June and July 2020, 36% of American workers have worked freely in the last 12 months. 12% started working independently during the epidemic (54% unnecessarily) and 75% sought financial stability. Of those surveyed, 88% said they were likely to work independently in the future.
Typically, employees want a flexible work environment. More and more people are interested in doing different tasks and want to be able to control their system. According to a recent Monster survey, 92% of respondents said they thought it was a good time to look at the gig economy. 57% of respondents also said they would take a gig job between jobs and 52% said they would like a long-term contract with flexible hours.
All of these factors are due to the growing need for temporary assistance. Whether it is the demand for COVID-19 jobs or how the epidemic has caused workers and employers to change their routines. In this program, we are familiar with these changes and bring new opportunities for both employees and employers.
As we all know and have probably experienced at some point, there has been an increase in remote work. I myself have never worked far away, until March. Now I have been working remotely 10 months ago and it has become a new norm. When I think back to the days, we all went into the office, it seems like a long time ago. Workers and employers are beginning to feel this way if they have not heard. Remote work has become a new norm and is here to stay somewhere.
From an employerÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s point of view, companies have realized that working from home can work. They saw workers still able to complete their tasks and, in some cases, saw an increase in productivity. Working costs are likely to decrease as they spend less money with long-distance employees (no more snacks, lunch for employees, etc.) In this regard, employers will be considering combining more homework in the future and/or finishing. Office all together. According to a survey by Verizon, 86% of global companies believe the digital workplace will have a working environment after COVID-19 and 78% expect to increase remote performance.
Employees are also familiar with the work in the home environment and choose to keep it in a certain condition. This may include going to the office a few days a week or working away from home full-time. In a study conducted by the PWC, more than half (55%) of employees wanted to work longer than three days a week or more.
Long-term work, however, is not limited to full-time employees. The labor industry has seen a long increase in employment since the crisis since the outbreak began and it is predicted that it will sometimes continue to operate remotely after the epidemic. Employers who are accustomed to having temporary employees in the area have learned that this should not be the case. Not all temporary jobs require an employee to work locally and the epidemic has already proven that. This opens up important opportunities for employers who hire temporary help.
Opportunities for Employees:
So, what does the increase in temporary support and flexibility mean in the labor industry? It opens the door to new horizons. Now is the time to start planning for both your short and long-term plans. Statistics show that employees will make this change in the foreseeable future. By adapting to change now, labor companies can stay afloat. So where to start?
Discuss Temporary Opportunities with Employers Who Usually Hire Full-Time Employment:
The increase in temporary assistance is not just for companies that hire contract workers. It could be a new opportunity for companies that are accustomed to hiring full-time. If a client can be open to the idea of contract work, it would be a good opportunity to discuss the increase and its benefits compared to hiring a full-time employee. Not only is it expensive, as discussed in advance, but it opens the door to screen qualified people looking for contract work. Not all positions may be suitable for contract work, but it is certainly a way to consider if a client is open to them. To test the water, you might even suggest a temporary rental program. If the contractor ends up working and wants to stay in the company, he can be brought in full.
As part-time jobs are no longer limited to companies looking to contract, flexible jobs are no longer just permanent. As statistics show, many employees are looking to get a chance to work remotely. This brings a new opportunity to both contract and permanent placement. Allows companies to increase your search for qualified people outside the region. It also provides an opportunity to find more qualified people based on what they love to work from home. There may be some talented people you could miss if they prefer not to work somewhere.
The opportunity to offer flexible services will ultimately help to expand the candidate pool. If a client is not open to a long-term job, now is a good time to discuss additional interest in it and the benefits. Not all homework can be done, but think about the potential jobs and opportunities that come with the client.
Take Profit from Demand
There are a few sought-after industries that will continue to be needed and offer the opportunity to hire contractors and/or remote workers. Below are a few of the industry trends that can bring new opportunities for companies with employees.
As mentioned earlier, there has been an increase in COVID-19-related activities. Both the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries are booming and desperately need help to meet the need for vaccination. This is a great opportunity to partner with these industries and help them hire contract workers.
The information technology industry is also growing in 2020 and will continue to grow. These activities were stable during the violence because they did not rely on having a visible environment. Many IT jobs can be done online and provide quick work at home. There was also an increase in desktop / PC support functions as more organizations operate at home. With the growth of IT jobs and the dynamic work environment they bring, it is one of the best industry companies to explore.
Customer Service representatives and call center agents have also seen an increase in demand for healthcare, IT, and online marketing. As many businesses move visually, there is a great need for customer service-related software and applications to help run teams remotely. Most people also shop online, so there is a great need for representatives of the online retail service. Client service re
These are just a few of the industries that are sorely needed now and in the foreseeable future. By doing research on the growth and expected industries, companies with employees will set themselves up for future success. If they can put a contract and/or work away from these industries, it will be a win.
The epidemic has certainly brought its challenges over the past year, but the silver line has brought new opportunities for the labor industry to take advantage of. Change can be scary, but now is the time to run with the opportunities that emerge and prepare for the changing future!
We have taken references from Upwork, PWC Survey, Venzon Survey and Monster Survey.
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