9 October 2015

More than a third of the APAC working population are free agents

Kelly Services’ 2015 Free Agent Survey, the first-ever global survey by the company, finds that nearly one in three workers globally is a free agent.

The survey further reveals that in Asia-Pacific (APAC), 34% of the region’s working population is considered a free agent. This is slightly ahead of the global average of 31%. Free agents are defined as individuals who consult; perform temporary, freelance or independent contract work; or have their own business.

“The findings of the 2015 Free Agent Survey provide some interesting insights into the talent’s mindset of wanting a workstyle which provides greater freedom, flexibility and entrepreneurial benefits,” said Natalia Shuman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Kelly Services for EMEA and APAC.

“Employers should capitalise on this trend and look to free agents as a solution to managing their talent supply chain in the face of continual pressure to attract and retain skilled talent,” she added.

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