oDesk®, the world’s largest and fastest-growing online workplace, releases its Fall 2012 Online Work Survey, conducted by independent research firm Genesis Research Associates. The global study of 2,839 businesses that have hired online captured experiences and predictions regarding hiring and the future of work. Findings reveal a belief that “the majority of contractors will be working online by 2020.” For full survey details, including an infographic, please visit: https://www.odesk.com/info/Fall2012OnlineWorkSurvey/
The study’s key findings also indicate that:
• 58% of respondents plan to at least double their spending on online workers in 2013
• 94% agree with the statement: “Within 10 years, the majority of businesses will have blended teams of online and on-premise workers”
• 95% agree that in the future, getting hired will be “more dependent on having the right skills than on location”
• Three-quarters say it would have been difficult to hire a local, on-premise worker to fill the need for which they hired their online worker
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