Dealing with workforce pressures
The sharp rise in workers hired on zero-hour contracts that guarantee no minimum hours of work or pay is a concerning trend, demonstrating the continued financial pressure on employers.
Even with economic growth, firms are increasingly resorting to temporary work contracts or just demanding more work from fewer people. This creates job insecurity and pushes down wages.
The time is ripe for a new and innovative employment model that addresses business needs and is socially acceptable and sustainable. Portfolio working could be that model.