When the pandemic upended the jobs of millions of people around the world, the gig economy grew rapidly as many of these workers turned to gig work to supplement their income. A Niti Aayog report has revealed that in India in 2020–21, 77 lakh workers were engaged in the gig economy. The report also projects that the gig workforce will grow to a whopping 2.35 crore workers by 2029-30!
It is clear: the place of gig workers is firmly entrenched in today’s workplaces.
What is the reason for the growth of the gig economy? Primarily, engaging gig workers enables businesses to quickly respond to changes, fill open positions and save on onboarding time. Apart from that, contingent work helps organisations save on protection and benefits such as health insurance and severance packages, which are normally given to full-time employees.
However, a point to note is that managing gig workers can be a challenge as they may not have the same level of commitment to the organisation and may not feel connected and engaged.
Here are some ways in which gig workers can be managed effectively, made to feel a welcome part of the team and encouraged to do their best work for you!
The fact of the matter is that a lot of high-skilled labour is now available as part of the contingent workforce. That is the reason organisations need to go all out to deliver a stellar experience to their temporary workers to ensure their loyalty to the company. Businesses that embrace and welcome gig workers give themselves a higher chance of having the agility and flexibility needed to survive in an uncertain business climate.
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