How Big is the Gig Economy? 10 New Gig Economy Statistics

In recent years, the landscape of employment has been undergoing a significant transformation. The gig economy, characterized by short-term contracts, freelance work, and temporary positions, has emerged as a dominant force reshaping how we think about work. This shift is not just a fleeting trend but a fundamental change driven by technological advancements, evolving societal […]

The Most Common Freelancer Payroll Mistakes

Today, more so than ever before, many businesses rely on freelancers to fill skill gaps, meet project demands, and provide flexibility in staffing. While hiring freelancers offers numerous benefits, managing their payroll can present unique challenges for companies of any size. Even if you have a robust internal HR team, chances are they are not […]

Why Freelancer Classification Will Be Even More Important This Year

Freelancer Classification

The growth of the gig economy and the flexible workforce revolution of the past several years have transformed the way businesses operate, offering unparalleled flexibility and access to a diverse pool of talent. As companies increasingly turn to freelancers for their specialized skills and the flexibility to hire them when and where they are needed […]

One Million New People Decide to Freelance Every Single Year

In recent years, a shift in the traditional work structure has given rise to a new era of professional independence – the era of freelancing. The freelance workforce has experienced exponential growth, reshaping how we work and challenging the traditional nine-to-five job. Freelancing is no longer considered to be a niche market, instead, it has […]

The employment landscape has changed. Can your business keep up?

By Glenn Laumeister, AllWork CEO The nature of work is changing fast. Not long ago, Americans expected to spend years or even decades with the same employer, building unwavering careers that offered plenty of stability but left little room for freedom and reinvention. Now more than one-third of the U.S. working population – 36% – […]

Gig Workers Are Now 36% of the US Workforce

According to the most recent  American Opportunity Survey by McKinsey & Company, an incredible 36% of employed respondents identified as independent contractors. This is a huge jump from the 2016 reported number of 27% of the working population. The survey includes anyone who identified as a contract, freelance, temporary, or gig worker. While previous estimates […]

Freelancers Wait 3X Longer Than Full-Time Employees to Get Paid

Hiring and paying freelancers looks a lot different than full-time employees. Those who choose the freelancing lifestyle usually do so in order to have more flexibility in their schedules and to achieve a better work/life balance. This need for flexibility also extends to freelancer payments. Unfortunately, most companies have a bad track record when it comes […]

Why Your Business Should Hire Consultants

The consulting industry is booming in the United States with the number of consultants growing to 734,000 in 2020. More of the workforce has been looking for an alternative to the traditional 9-5 career. Over the past few years, a flexible career has become the route of choice and many are turning to these consulting […]

Remote Work Has Increased 159% in 12 years

Working remotely is just one of the ways our professional lives have changed as a result of the pandemic. In the past five years, the number of remote workers in the US has jumped by 44%. Over the past 12 years, that number is an astounding 159%. And it shows no sign of slowing down. […]

The Great Resignation Means More Freelancers

Last year, over 47 million Americans voluntarily quit their jobs in a mass exit from the workforce that is now widely known as the Great Resignation. According to a new global survey by PwC, one in five say they are likely to switch jobs in the next 12 months. While a record-breaking number of workers are quitting their […]