With the gig economy growing, procurement needs to be aware of various employment statuses, in order to mitigate risk and add value
Logging into an app to hail a taxi, order a takeaway or manage our money is something many of us now do almost without thinking. Would you do the same to find work? An increasing number of people are – and some of them are working in your business. In the words of Matthew Dickason, global managing director of Hays Talent Solutions: “The emergence of app-based employment models is radically changing the employment market.”
Between 2008 and 2016 the number of freelancers in the UK increased by 43%. Self-employed people now make up around 16% of the UK workforce. Perhaps no surprise then that a study by Deloitte found some large companies estimate up to 30% of their procurement spend goes towards contingent workers.