August 20, 2013

5 Reasons Flexible Workers Rock [Infographic]

Flex Workers Rock Infographic sectionHave you heard the latest news? Flexible workers are the new rockstars of the workforce! That is according to an infographic from Hourly.com, “Top 5 Reasons Why Flex Workers Rock.”

The new data offers five reasons not only why this select group of workers rock, but why companies should hire them:

1. They’re Expanding

  • 47 percent of full-time workers with flexible schedules freelance full time
  • 25 million Americans work part-time, 20 million telecommute and 10 million are independent contractors

2. They Help Grow Business

  • 40 percent of employers this year plan to hire temp workers while 80 percent plan to increase their flexible workforce
  • Some industries that commonly hire flex workers are restaurant and hospitality, retail trade and healthcare

3. They Save Companies Money

  •  Full-time flex workers can save employers $20-$37K per employee per year
  • 41 percent of companies that have hired flexible workers reported revenue increases

4. They are More Available

  • 22 percent of freelancers dedicate 11-20 hours/week to projects
  • Another 50 percent work on 2-3 projects at a time

5. You can Test-Drive Them

  • 39 percent of temp workers transition into full-time positions
  • 7 percent of flex workers freelance until they find full-time jobs

The infographic also lists a few notables who started out in the flexible workforce:

  • Steve Jobs worked as a seasonal summer intern at HP
  • George Lucas started as a teaching assistant
  • Oprah began her career working part-time at a radio station

Flex Workers Rock Infographic

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Marks’ stories have also been published in a variety of newspaper, magazine and online formats including The Arizona Republic, The Daily Herald, Arizona Foothills Magazine and various classroom magazines of Scholastic Inc. Service is her passion, writing is her platform and uplifting and inspiring the community is her purpose. Marks received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University.
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