Research Report: The Rise of the Blended Workforce in the New Gig Economy

The Future of Work is a Blended Workforce

40% of the labor force in top performing firms are already freelancers. Out of 600 HR decision-makers surveyed, many expect to increase their hiring of freelancers by 30% or more. What's accelerating this increase and why?

Future Workplace Research Report, “The New Gig Economy”, investigates the reasons behind the increased usage of freelancers in the workplace and explains how the trend is gaining momentum in response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other macro factors driving workplace change.


Sponsored by Field Nation. Researched and written by independent executive development firm, Future Workplace.

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About Future Workplace

Future Workplace is an executive development firm dedicated to rethinking and re-imagining the workplace. Future Workplace works with heads of talent management, human resources, corporate learning, and diversity to prepare for the changes impacting recruitment, employee development and engagement. Future Workplace is host to the 2020 Workplace Network, our Executive Council includes 50 plus heads of Corporate Learning, Talent & Human Resources who come together to discuss debate and share “next” practices impacting the workplace and workforce of the future.

Who is Field Nation?

Field Nation is an online global marketplace that connects skilled workers with enterprise on-demand labor needs. A two-time Inc. 500 list conferee, Field Nation's easy-to-use platform is free and used by thousands of service companies, distributors and manufacturers across the country and around the world. Our powerful project management technology allows organizations to seamlessly regulate their entire workflow, from initiation to completion, anywhere in the world.