Temporary jobs or gig jobs are a product of an ongoing digitalization trend and now the new normal in the COVID-19 era. With the world becoming smaller and more connected the demand for gigs is increasing day by day. 2019 in the UAE saw the local market move towards gigs as the government launched the freelance visa. The launch of the freelance option and ease of hiring employees on a second job via a NOC from existing sponsors only goes to prove the demand for temporary jobs is going up. In the U.S alone, 162 million people are independent workers (using both digital platforms and temporary work agencies to find work)
According to McKinsey, most (70%) temp workers do it as a preferred choice while 30% do it out of necessity.
Meeting peak demand
Today contract and temporary workers are part of the flexible workforce that is a critical part of many workplaces. Businesses rely on contract and temporary workers to meet opportunities created by periods of peak demand, annual leave and sick leave. Temporary hiring is gaining momentum in the UAE thanks to businesses’ need to scale up to meet peak seasonal demand without adding long-term fixed costs.
Short term projects
How many times have we heard that we need the workers as of yesterday. Whether it is a data entry project you need to complete or launch an IT project, temporary or gig workers can solve your problem instantaneously. The health sector for example has added hundreds of nurses and caregivers to meet the pandemic in 2020.
When the economic conditions are challenging, it makes absolute sense to add temp workers to test the market rather than hiring full time employees and increasing fixed costs. We have seen this especially in 2020 when companies are not sure what to expect but do not want to lose any opportunities. Thus hiring temporary workers makes so much sense.
HR Managers/ Admin Managers
Traditionally, it is assumed that Temp workers are only blue collar staff. Today this is not the case. Over the years the role of temps has broadened. Early on, they were mainly lower paying positions- administrative assistants or warehouse helpers. These groups are today still among the most in demand. However, today one can find gig workers doing, accounting tasks, digital marketing, website development and other higher level roles. Start- ups today practice financial prudence but still seek leadership talent. C- level executives hired for a fixed tenure can help them solve their problems. In addition when you are a start-up or an SME, you can hire through us a high calibre HR Manager to support your HR Department on a part time basis and very competitive rates. We have a large database of highly professional and experienced HR managers/Admin Managers who you can hire either on a short term- project basis or on a part time basis. ( For example 2- 3 times a week or half day every day).
Remote work is a working style that allows professionals to work outside of a traditional office environment. ... Think of it this way: instead of commuting to an office each day to work from a designated desk, remote employees can execute their projects and surpass their goals wherever they please. Not long ago, working remotely every once in a while was a nice job perk. If the weather was bad or an employee had a personal engagement, a reasonable manager would allow them to handle their duties at home.
But times have changed and we’re now in the midst of a whole new “remote work” era which has proven to be quite a hit in this pandemic. With technological advancements, it’s now easier than ever for employees to be productive anywhere they can get a solid internet connection. Instead of getting an office and filling the desks with local workers, more and more companies are hiring employees from around the globe and allowing them to work where they want.
According to Upwork’s Future Workforce Report, 38 percent of hiring managers predict their staffs will be predominately remote in the next decade. Additionally, the World Economic Forum referred to remote work as, “one of the biggest drivers of transformation of business models.”
Some of the reasons why employers and employees both are turning to Remote work, is to save costs ( reduction in rental costs), access to a limitless talent pool, increase in worker productivity, coverage of all time zones and 24/7 work operation, and increased employee happiness and retention.
If you are interested in hiring remote workers, do log in to gigmarket.ae to access a limitless pool of employees globally.
WeSource through gigmarket.ae has launched a portal specializing only in temporary gigs. We have screened employees interested in part time or temporary work who are currently readily available. These include only candidates who are on existing U.A.E sponsored visas with NOCs to join another employer. These candidates have very low joining costs and can start work immediately. Some of the candidates we specialize in are:
The above profiles are all candidates on U.A.E self-sponsored visas and can provide services in the U.A.E or remotely all over the world. Whether you are an employer in the U.S, U.K, or Saudi Arabia, you can hire remote workers from the U.A.E market at much competitive rates and flexible times. Contact us today for a free quote.