Highly-skilled workers increasingly are opting to become free agent, contract employees, searching for interesting work, good compensation and more flexibility, according to an infographic from YourEncore, a company that helps life sciences, consumer products and food companies solve complex innovation, compliance and productivity challenges.
The Age of the Highly-Skilled Free Agent Workforce documents trends in the growing free agent workforce, including:
- Growth rates and demographics of free agents.
- The benefits to employers of hiring contingent workers.
- Higher education level of free agents versus traditional employees.
- Why employees decide to become contract workers.
- How skills can transfer from one industry to another.
- How free-agents find work.
Many people, from early career to late career professionals, are pursuing more flexible work arrangements,” said Brad Lawson, president of YourEncore. “At the same time, companies are seeing the benefits of a more flexible, agile workforce. This growth of free agents is a longterm trend that is shaping how companies get work done.”
Indianapolis-based YourEncore helps companies in the life sciences, consumer products and food industries solve complex innovation, compliance and productivity challenges by deploying industry-accomplished experts. YourEncore experts, which include MDs, PhDs, executives and practitioners, have on average 25 years of experience and are behind many of the most successful products on the market. In addition to advisory services, the company also offers the resources to act on its recommendations. Founded in 2003, YourEncore today works with 18 of the 25 largest biopharmaceutical companies and 13 of the 20 Fortune 500 consumer goods/food companies. For more information, visit www.yourencore.com and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.