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U.S. hiring managers in Upwork study expect to employ more talent in flexible working arrangements across all departments by 2027

Flexible Talent as Percentage of Total Workforce
2017 – 2027E (percentage)

Note: Data from Upwork and Inavero’s 2018 Future Workforce Report Survey of 1,005 workforce hiring decision-makers in U.S., administered between November 8 and 15, 2017
Proof Point Findings:
  • Flexible Talent – Employees with flexible working arrangement in terms of schedule or location
  • 2017 Worker Comp – Upwork survey found that 90% of employees across all departments work full-time or part-time, while only 10% are flexible workers, in 2017
  • 2027 Expectations – Hiring managers expect to increase flexible talent employment, making up 28% of workforce by 2027
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include growing dependence of companies on external staff, increasing awareness on potential business benefits of implementing flexible working arrangements, and growing preference for freelance work over traditional employment dynamics
Sector: Cross-sector

Date Last Updated: October 25, 2018

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