So, is this social revolution a threat or an opportunity for businesses? It's definitely a great opportunity!
All these statistics enable us to see skill sets in a whole new way. In the past, companies owned and managed them, through employment contracts. Now they can simply rent the ones they need for the time they need them. But they must accept delegating the creation of added value and control over strategic projects to people who are not bond to the business the way employees have been for so many years. And although it may not feel natural, this emergence of a diverse ecosystem of highly qualified workers is great for business in many ways.
First of all, it cuts costs. The costs of hiring and maintaining staff employees is very high, starting with direct expenses (salary, social security contributions, perks and bonuses), but also indirect expenses (the entire HR process and team, recruiting, training, managing) linked to getting and keeping them up to speed. Then there’s the advantage of quick, efficient response. Your current staff may either be already spread too thin to take on a new, time-sensitive project, or simply not have the skills you need for a specific task.Last, but not least, bringing in an independent expert give you a fresh perspective and creative insights, an impartial, critical look at your situation and how his/her diverse background can help move your projects forward and boost performance.