This study by software company Intuit has predicted that over 60 million Americans will be “contingent workers” by 2020. That’s a startling statistic but Intuit has data to back up the claim. After the Great Recession of 2008 it was a slow uphill battle to raise the employment rate in America in all sectors but one- contingent, independent workers. From 2009-2012, during the heart of the recovery process from the recession, the amount of temporary employees rose by 29% (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). This increase in temporary workers includes jobs of varying degrees from all industries, not just tech.
A constant variable when it comes to running a successful business is having good employees who keep the business going and growing. Obviously the place where finding the right employee starts is at the hiring process. Sometimes a good cover letter and resume are merely a combination of exaggerations and good writing, rather than an accurate description of the candidate.