Over the last few years we’ve talked extensively about the alternative workforce; contract, contingent, gig, and crowd-sourced workers. Well, we now know that this workforce is bigger than you think.
First, only 42% of companies tell us they use primarily full-time employees. The others have a wide range of contractors, part-time employees, and gig workers of various types. If you go to any tech company in Silicon Valley, for example, you find “red badges” (or another card) identifying people who are not on the full-time payroll.