Gig economy and the benefits for your business

Gig economy and the benefits for your business

By Anna Marí, Marketing and Product Manager of Zillancer

Have you heard about gig economy? It may sound like a new concept, but I am pretty sure all of you are familiar with the idea (maybe freelance economy or agile workforce give you a hint of what it is about).

What is gig economy?

Gig economy is a term that describes the growing trend of companies hiring workers for short-term, on-demand jobs. This type of work has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more and more people are embracing the flexibility and freedom that gig work offers.

The benefits of gig economy for all businesses

There are several reasons why gig economy is growing in popularity. For many people, gig work provides a way to earn money without having to commit to a traditional 9-to-5 job. This can be particularly appealing for people who want to work from home or have other commitments that make full-time employment difficult.

Gig economy also offers businesses a wide number of advantages. On-demand services are often more efficient and cost-effective than traditional methods, and gig workers can be quickly deployed to meet changing demands.

 There are quite a few reasons why gig work could be beneficial for your business, so it's worth exploring the options. Some of the benefits you can get are:

 • Flexibility and responsiveness:   gig economy can help businesses to be more flexible and responsive to changes in demand. For example, if a company needs an extra pair of hands for a one-time project, they can simply hire a gig worker rather than commit to hiring a full-time employee.

 • Access to talentGig economy can be a great way for businesses to tap into a wider pool of talent, as people from all over the world can now find work through online platforms.

 • Save money: gig workers are often paid by the task or project, so businesses only need to pay for the work that is done. This will translate into significant cost savings compared to traditional employment models.

So, definitely, if you are a business owner, gig work is something to consider. It can save you money and help you be more flexible and agile. Gig workers can be hired for specific tasks or projects, which can be helpful for businesses that experience peaks and valleys in their demand.

From Zillancer, we encourage all companies to cover on-demand projects with gig workers. We have created a community to raise gig economy practices for ERP projects as we certainly believe in all the benefits companies can get out of it. Check it out here: