Pay is falling, benefits are vanishing, and no one's job is secure. How companies are making the era of the temp more than temporary.
Business Week has a great article HERE about how companies are working with temps.
The forecast for the next five to 10 years: paltry pay gains, worsening working conditions, and little job security.
More jobs will be freelance and temporary, and even seemingly permanent positions will be at greater risk.
"When I hear people talk about temp vs. permanent jobs, I laugh," says Barry Asin, chief analyst at the Los Altos (Calif.) labor-analysis firm Staffing Industry Analysts. "The idea that any job is permanent has been well proven not to be true."
As Kelly Services (KELYA) CEO Carl Camden puts it: "We're all temps now."
Are you a manager or supervisor faced with leading a workforce made up partially or fully of temps? If yes, then the best leadership "operating system" you can use is that of Leader As Coach.