Background Information <ul><li>The Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) is an annual survey conducted by Kelly Services in order to obtain insight on the greater workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>Each year, the survey reveals a wide array of opinions about work and the workplace from a generational viewpoint. In doing so, some of the most current, newsworthy topics in the staffing industry are disclosed. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2010, Kelly surveyed approximately 134,000 people throughout 29 countries in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Last year, Kelly won the MarCom Gold Award in the research/study category for this report. </li></ul><ul><li>Most importantly, Kelly knows employment and wants to help you </li></ul><ul><li>better understand your workforce during the coming years . </li></ul>
A New Wave of Global Free Agents Are Emerging <ul><li>Economic uncertainty has led to the recent, national trend in self-employment and entrepreneurialism . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In fact, one in five professionals are currently work outside of the traditional employment relationship . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Of the professionals that are currently not self-employed, 50 percent would like to be. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>"The economic downturn has resulted in a new way of thinking </li></ul><ul><li>about careers and job security. Many people have watched their </li></ul><ul><li>jobs disappear and now want to do something that puts them in </li></ul><ul><li>more control of their career ,” says Kelly Services Executive Vice </li></ul><ul><li>President and Chief Operating Officer, George Corona. </li></ul>
Free Agents Yet, the question remains – Are you currently a free agent? According to the survey, The Baby Boomer generation has the highest number of free agents or self employed workers - 28 percent of all survey respondents. Professionals who work outside of the traditional employment relationship are generally considered free agents , including freelancers, consultants, and independent contractors.
Preventing Factor <ul><li>Without a doubt, a wide array of professionals are interested in obtaining free agent careers, yet many individuals do not pursue freelance or contract work . If they are so interested in working as a free agent, why have they not pursued free agent roles? </li></ul>What would be the main factor preventing you from moving into self-employment? Employees of all ages and backgrounds are typically worried about two important facets as they pursue free agent work – first, an uncertainty about obtaining a steadily high amount of income and, second, a lack of adequate support.
Entrepreneurship <ul><li>Throughout the world, 48% of survey respondents believe they have the necessary skills to start a business , yet only half of these respondents have implemented a business plan. </li></ul>Generation Y respondents are the least confident in their own entrepreneurial skills. However, of all respondents, they typically have implemented a business plan more often than Generation X and Baby Boomer respondents have. Do you plan to start your own business?
What Does This Mean To Me? <ul><li>“ Many of those who lost their jobs, as a result of the global economic crisis, have had to reinvent themselves as independent contractors, freelancers, and consultants. This self-employment trend may continue as more people become attracted by the autonomy , independence , and flexibility of working for themselves,” Kelly Services Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, George Corona concludes. </li></ul>
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