It’s undeniable that the improved work-life balance from hybrid work is beneficial - not only for an individual, but also their employer. The employee gets to fit more of their life around work, and their company (according to numerous studies) reaps the rewards of boosted productivity when the employee is working.
As job seekers continue to chase a higher level of flexibility, greater variety in their working patterns and more autonomy over their careers, the hiring market is witnessing an increasing number of professionals who are requesting to find contracting jobs.
Are you planning on hiring temporary or contract employees? If ‘yes’ is the case, then you’re definitely not alone: An increasing number of organisations are hiring contractors in order to be more agile and reactive to changeable market conditions.
Temporary workers and contractors are more in demand than ever before. All over the world, the focus is on this rich pool of specialist talent and how companies can efficiently recruit contractors who have the skills to make a difference.
Over 400 million people lost their full-time jobs during the second quarter of 2020, according to the ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work: 5th Edition. Unfortunately, many of those jobs will not return, leaving millions of people unemployed. At the same time, industries such as logistics or manufacturing can’t hire fast enough. There are far more jobs available than qualified workers to fill them.
Knowing how to answer salary expectations questions is an important part of your job interview process. You need to be ready to respond when asked how much you hope to be paid for the position.