After this week's employment figures from the Office for National Statistics highlighted the increased emergence of flexible working patterns, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) said the shift towards different ways of working may become the norm.
Gillian Econopouly, the REC's head of policy, said the data reinforces trends seen through the Report on Jobs, that the market for temporary and contract staff is proving robust.
She explained that it will subsequently have implications for employers, workers and for government policy.
"One major challenge is to provide independent freelancers and contractors with some form of support network – for example through professional bodies or through specialist recruitment agencies," Ms Econopouly added.
Dr Clare Kelliher, senior lecturer in strategic human resource management at Cranfield School of Management, recently said that staff in the UK are currently working harder than ever in their jobs as they look to impress their employers in the current economic climate.
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