4 Trends All Freelancers Need to Take Advantage of in 2022

4 Trends All Freelancers Need to Take Advantage of in 2022

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1. The Freelance Economy Will Be Bigger Than Ever

Business leaders will be allocating more talent spend on highly skilled freelance professionals this year as volatile market conditions push them towards flexible and rapidly accessible talent. Only 28% of business leaders strongly agree they can rapidly adjust their workforces in response to changes in the market, and only 23% strongly 

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1. The Freelance Economy Will Be Bigger Than Ever

agree that they can easily access contingent workers. These problems provide an incredible opportunity for highly skilled freelancers to join talent networks like Expert360 who are positioned to rapidly connect companies and freelance talent.

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2. Companies Are Now Ready to Fully Commit to On-Demand Talent

COVID accelerated an already strong trend toward on-demand talent models.  Companies are now realising that a significant percentage of the best talent are choosing to freelance, and want to access these talent pools. Remote work also looks to continue its historic run after the effects of COVID. 42% of 

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2. Companies Are Now Ready to Fully Commit to On-Demand Talent

CEO’s expect to hire talent that works predominantly remotely, seizing the opportunity to expand their reach into a wider pool of talent.

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3. The Supply of Talent Does Not Meet Demand

“By 2030, there will be a global human talent shortage of more than 85 million people, or roughly equivalent to the population of Germany. Left unchecked, in 2030 that talent shortage could result in about $8.5 trillion in unrealized annual revenues.” - Korn Ferry, 2021.‍ What does this mean for you? Higher rates and more choice. 

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3. The Supply of Talent Does Not Meet Demand

Combine this with The Great Resignation, and the result is a volatile talent market that you will be able to take advantage of through 2022.

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4. Positioning and Community Are Crucial to Success as a Freelancer in 2022

There are now over one billion freelancers globally. Standing out as a highly skilled & experienced freelancer is starting to become more difficult - which is why being part of a community and positioning yourself as an expert are so important to find and win work. 

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