On-Demand I.Q.: Winning the war for talent in the gig economy

The nature of work—how it’s done and by whom—is changing. Independent talent is on the rise, especially at the high end, where super-skilled executives and consultants dwell. They know—and so do the most nimble companies—that traditional, permanent employment is not the only way to get work done. More and more, this top talent is steering complex, strategic projects for big companies, all on a project basis. Estimates say some 35% of the U.S. workforce is independent, and by 2020, up to half of the workers in this country will have been freelance contractors at some point in their careers.

This is the future of work. This is the new talent economy.

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