New research by Fiverr and HR platform HiBob offers new insights about freelancing. The survey asked HR professionals and hiring managers about the current state of their company’s workforce amid the “Great Resignation.”
Findings confirm that employees are leaving their jobs at rapid speed due to an increased desire for flexibility in their work-life, and because of this, both HR professionals and hiring managers are struggling to find ways to fill these talent gaps.
Key to this struggle is 54% of HR professionals and hiring managers said that workers leaving their companies are not re-entering the workforce - and instead they are choosing to work for themselves (as freelancers, founders or small business owners).
Key findings from the report are:
“The value that freelance talent can bring to an organization that is facing a talent shortage is unmatched,” said Shany Malbin, General Manager of Fiverr Business. “It’s clear from the data that HR professionals and hiring managers have differing perspectives on these advantages and therefore need to come together to address these issues. In the end, working with freelance talent can not only help fill skill gaps during this unprecedented time, but can also help prevent burnout of overworked employees due to the massive amounts of turnover.”
For more information on Fiverr and Hibob’s research, please click here.
** Survey conducted by Censuswide between 02.11.2021 - 10.11.2021, surveying 501 US Managers and 501 HR Professionals (Junior Manager+) in the private sector. All respondents will have worked from home at some point in the last 2 years, are aged 25+ and have worked at their firm for at least one year. Censuswide abides by and employs members of the Market Research Society which is based on the ESOMAR principles.