The adherence of developed economies to a model of permanent employment is an ongoing puzzle. In the days of Fordism, when factory work required certainty over staffing, it made perfect sense.But with agile and reactive now key business watchwords, looking to contingent labour seems a no-brainer.
Is coronavirus the push we needed to rethink our obsession with permanence? And if you were starting a business today, would you really do it with permanent, full-time employees?
In Management Today's 12-page special report, exclusively for The Knowledge subscribers, we examine the case for contingent staffing in the context of evolving technology and the rise of the gig economy.