May 28, 2018
The gig economy is coming for your office job — here's how it works for companies doing it already
LONDON — The gig economy will be mainstream in the office within the next five years and life for employees is set to “fundamentally change,” a CEO who works with 30% of the Fortune 100 told Business Insider.
The way that companies employ office workers today is outdated and “insane” in light of new technologies, and skilled professionals in the future will work in a more gig based way, Patrick Petitti, co-CEO of Catalant Technologies said.
Catalant runs a matchmaking service that connects companies with professionals on-demand for specific projects. Users sign up through the website or access the service via a number of consulting firms that Catalant works with. Their profile is then put in front of company managers that are hiring for projects and at the end of the work the employee is given a rating.
Matches are made by a machine learning algorithm based on a worker’s skills, interests, experience, suitability for a project, and the rating level they have gained from previous gigs. The platform allows proffessionals to take jobs when they like, selecting their hours, the length of the projects they take, the company they work for and the amount of jobs or projects they do per year.