Businesses in nearly every industry have come to rely on contingent talent as specialists and flexible experts rather than temps who fill vacant seats during absences, seasonal demands or personnel transitions. With increasing frequency, we’re integrating these skilled contractors into our primary workforces. Yet, we still haven’t integrated them into our internal knowledge systems. And that’s a missed opportunity to tap into their intelligence and ideas, especially as the sharing economy’s[...]
Independent recruiters are on the rise, and this movement is creating tremendous wealth potential for the professionals getting involved. It makes sense to me. With the expansion of the gig economy and the boost in freelancing, 2016 seems to have ushered in the era of the micropreneur. The influential consultancy EY believes so. In its Megatrends 2015 report, it predicted a growing movement toward entrepreneurialism. The majority of people inspiring this shift are Millennials -- 70 percent of those polled across 42 countries. They’ve become disillusioned by income inequality, a lack of security and the waning opportunities they find in traditional corporate cultures. They want to forge their own successes. They want freedom, growth and flexibility. They want control. Launching a recruitment business provides substantial benefits to these new entrepreneurs -- along with a fair amount of challenges. Let’s explore the tremendous advantages that await, coupled with some best practices for ensuring long-term gains.