Home-sharing: Demographics And Legality

Geography: United States —Research Source: Pew Research Center —Date: May 2016 —Findings:   11% of American adults have used an online service such as Airbnb, VRBO or HomeAway to stay overnight in a private residence, but half have never heard of these services before. 25% of college graduates have used home-sharing platforms, while 26% have not heard of […]

The Ride-hailing Culture Is Here To Stay

Geography: United States —Research Source: Pew Research Center —Date: May 2016 —Findings:   86% of ride-hailing users feel that ride-hailing services save their users time and stress, while 80% feel that they offer good jobs for those who want flexible working hours. Only 11% of users think that these services collect too much personal information about their users. […]

White Paper: The Rise Of The Blended Workforce

Geography: United States —Research Source: Future Workplace & Field Nation —Date: May 2016 Description: A new study by Field Nation and Future Workplace addresses the “why” behind the increased usage of freelancers in the workplace and explains how the trend is gaining momentum in response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other macro factors. Download White Paper:

Bringing The Gig Experience To Big Business

Geography: United States —Research Source: Accenture Strategy —Date: May 2016 —Findings:   55% of new graduates seek full-time employment with an organization so they can take advantage of health insurance and other benefits. That number increases to 62 percent among recent grads—those who left university in 2014 or 2015. Just 3% of new grads and 2% of recent […]

Freelancing Will Take Over Traditional Employment In 20 Years

Geography: United States —Research Source: ERE —Date: May 2016 —Findings:   60% of freelancers who left traditional employment now earn more than they did as employees. 33% of Americans have participated in some form of freelance work in the last year. This number is expected to grow to 40% by 2020. —Recommendations: Freelancing is not new to the […]

The On-demand Economy Is In Full Swing

Geography: United States —Research Source: Work Market —Date: February 2016 —Finding Nearly 17% of the U.S. workforce, or approximately 27 million Americans are now part of the corporate on-demand economy. 88% of businesses are currently using an on-demand workforce. 73% of businesses are still managing their on-demand workforce manually. 56% of businesses are not using data or analytics to […]

The Changing Future Of Freelancing

Geography: United States —Research Source: Contently —Date: January 2016 —Findings:  66% of respondents are in it for the long haul, saying they plan on freelancing for 10+ years. 65% of respondents believe their life as a freelancer has improved over the last year. 35% of respondents expect freelancing to get more difficult in the next decade. 68% would […]

Freelancers Are Constantly Seeking New Work

Geography: United States —Research Source: Contently —Date: January 2016 —Findings:  Just under two-thirds of respondents are working on freelance projects fewer than 30 hours per week, while only about 18% are working over 40 hours. Almost half of respondents are only working on two or fewer projects per week. When controlling for only full-timers, that number does drop to […]

The Sharing Community

Geography: United States Research Source: Bloomberg —Date: November 2015 —Findings:  40% of people working in the sharing economy have earned a college degree and that the majority have at least some college experience. 70% of sharing-economy workers are between the ages of 18 and 34, compared with just over a third of all the U.S. workforce. Recommendations: For those who […]

Freelancing Increases Across America

Geography: United States Research Source: Edelman Berland —Date: November 2015 —Findings: 50% of freelancers say they would not quit freelancing and take a traditional job with an employer — no matter how much it paid 78% of respondents would recommend freelancing to their friends and family — with Millennials being even more favorable at 84% who said they would […]