According to CIO magazine, from an article entitled “Hiring Trends for 2016: Welcome to the Gig Economy", around 35% of most company’s staff are non-employees. Additionally, it was noted that around 95% of the company’s senior management interviewed stated that a flexible workforce is critical to their strategy. Further research by an Intuit report "Twenty Trends that will Shape the Next Decade", shows that this number may increase to 40% by 2020. Based on this, and many other sources, we believe this trend is growing.
The number of contractual (non-employee) workers is even more significant when you factor in a rising millennial workforce that challenges old style management. Gallup recently released their most extensive study titled “How Millennials Work and Live 2016”. This study reveals how the millennial workforce rejects old style bosses who do not develop their strengths and growth opportunities. Due to this fact, millennials may frequently leave organizations for ones that best meet their career paths. All of this combined with the war on I.T talent and the globalization of the workforce, further solidifies that your I.T. staff is not stagnant.
Accept the fact that I.T. staff are fluid and will on/off board your organization more quickly!