The gig economy is coming for your office job -- here's how it works for companies doing it already

  • The gig economy will become mainstream in the office within the next five years and life as an employee will “fundamentally change,” a CEO that works with 30% of the Fortune 100 has said.
  • Catalant runs a matchmaking service that connects companies with professionals on-demand, based on their skills, interests, experience and previous ratings on the platform.
  • Co-CEOs Patrick Petitti and Rob Biederman, say the model allows people to choose the work they do rather then being tied to a single job, and will become mainstream for office workers within a decade.

LONDON – The gig economy will be mainstream in the office within the next five years and life for employees is set to “fundamentally change,” a CEO who works with 30% of the Fortune 100 told Business Insider.

The way that companies employ office workers today is outdated and “insane” in light of new technologies, and skilled professionals in the future will work in a more gig based way, Patrick Petitti, co-CEO of Catalant Technologies said.

Catalant runs a matchmaking service that connects companies with professionals on-demand for specific projects. Users sign up through the website or access the service via a number of consulting firms that Catalant works with. Their profile is then put in front of company managers that are hiring for projects and at the end of the work the employee is given a rating. Read more

Michael Selby-Green - Business Insider Australia - 28 May 2018

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