Five years isn’t a long way away, but human-resources experts predict significant changes within the workforce over the next half-decade.
As millennials take their seats in the business world, we are starting to see a shift as increasingly flexible and mobile opportunities in the workforce surface. As a millenial myself, I have found the changes in our professional landscape especially intriguing. In starting a social media marketing company of my own, I myself have become part of a statistic in which more are becoming entrepreneurs and freelancers, distancing themselves from corporate jobs for more creative freedom.
According to a study done by Mashable, freelance employees are expected to approach the 50% mark within the next five years. Much due to the fact that millennials prefer paving their own professional paths without the pressure of being tied to the same job for 20+ years. This also leads us to another aspect of the study in which ‘flex-work’ is becoming the new norm. More and more jobs are becoming internet focused making it easier to work from home and while on the go, rather than being confined to a desk for the majority of the day (my dream!).
At the ripe age of 26 I decided to leave my desk job to peruse a business venture of my own. I am excited to see statistics as such on the rise and encourage more millennials to branch out and do the same. Co-founding a social media marketing company has given me the opportunity to help other small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive – which is so rewarding. I can’t wait to see what the next five years have in store!
Until next time!
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