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Umbrella company contractors will be interested to learn that a new report has predicted that the majority of the country’s workforce will be flexible within the next five years.

Right Management’s Flux Report, which surveyed 250 line managers and 100 HR decision makers in organisations with more than 500 employers, found that of those surveyed, 60% expect that workers will be either on temporary contracts or working flexibly as contractors by 2020.

Findings also show that 79% of respondents said that employees are expected to have multiple simultaneous careers by 2018.

Ian Symes, general manager at Right Management UK & Ireland comments: “The last five years have seen a period of unprecedented change which is fundamentally transforming the way we work and what is expected from us as employees.  Office hours are becoming blurred, people are having to learn more and develop faster than ever before and workers are expected to juggle a number of roles both at work and at home.  And all of this is happening in an increasingly unpredictable business environment.

“This report shows that people can cope with change to a point but, in many instances, workers are feeling overwhelmed, unsupported and unclear on their future direction.  If businesses are going to make the most of improved economic conditions, they need to put people at the heart of their plans and provide their employees with the support, structures and vision they need to cope in an ever-changing environment.”

Lisa Keeble is the Managing Director for Contractor Umbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies and founder member of AllUmbrellaCompaniesAreEqual.
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