Crowdsourcing is the new norm when it comes to the worker in businesses across the world. Uber is a perfect example of the prevailing trend of hiring contractual workers. According to an estimate, Uber has only 2000 employees as opposed to 160,000 contractual workers worldwide. The number of contractual workers at Maruti Suzuki, as per a report, increased to 42% in 2016 from the previous 32%.
Temporary staffing is seen as the solution given the fierce competition for workers and a dearth of high-paying positions. A mixed workforce helps businesses save a considerable amount of money related to staff costs.
A Deloitte study found that while 33% of those surveyed extensively used ‘alternative workforce,’ other functions that used contractual workers to a large extent include operations, marketing, research, customer service, sales, and supply chain.