Free Agency is Here - A Scientific Perspective

Free Agency is Here - A Scientific Perspective

Are you ready to take on this strategic component of the future of work?

What will the employees of a scientific company look like in 10 or 20 years? Or those who work in other high-tech fields, like engineering or IT?

Their work will probably be done in the cloud on a project-by-project basis. Their closest colleagues could be continents away. Many won’t know what their offices look like, because they won’t have them. After all, in the future it’s about what you know, not where you sit.

Think of this as free agency, supercharged.

The concept certainly isn’t new. Free agency, or hiring workers on a contingent or contract basis, has been a slow-burning trend for at least the past 10 years. But it’s a hiring practice that also has traditionally been used as a gap-filling measure instead of a strategic move with the company’s bottom line in mind. That will be old-fashioned thinking in as little as 10 years from now, and companies that don’t start to use their talent in newer, more innovative ways will wonder sooner than later what they’re missing.

This Ebook, a part of the Kelly Scientific Resources® series on the scientific workforce of 2020 and beyond, will discuss the future of free agency and the strategic steps you can start taking now to make the most of this powerful component of the new world of work. Read more...