Recruiting in the gig economy

Lynn Hazan & Associates (LH&A) has been working in the gig economy before it was trendy.

“We’ve seen a consistent demand for freelance and temp-to-perm, especially since the beginning of 2017,” Lynn Hazan, President of Lynn Hazan & Associates, said. “Our clients making these requests have been PR agencies and major corporations,” Lynn continued: “This fits with the trends we have witnessed in the gig economy.”

According to Forbes’ article “Mastering The Gig Economy: A New Way To Land Fortune 500 Jobs,” Fortune 500 companies are looking to freelance hiring as a way to stay competitive.

50% of businesses view freelance hiring as a short-term solution for acquiring top-tier talent. “One of the advantages of the gig economy is that it provides more experienced candidates an opportunity to contribute in nontraditional ways,” Lynn said. “ In these instances, clients are not necessarily counting the years of experience as a prerequisite for employment. They care more about the candidate’s expertise.”