That Boy Scout motto is ever green — and the admonishment applies especially well to today’s business leaders and HR executives who are now witnessing a huge change in the shape and nature of the workforce.
The traditional model of steady, full-time employment is being eroded, and the contingent workforce (a very broad category of workers who aren’t full-time, permanent employees) is growing. Contingent workers include a wide variety of working arrangements.
It’s not just the flexibility & willingness of a company to consider adding contingent workers, it is the speed with which they can bring on those workers.
Flexibility, both for businesses and workers, is the biggest reason for the staffing industry’s rapid growth
Involvement in professional organizations can replace promotions as signs of growth in your work and replace employer/organizational guidance in helping you set direction for your individual career development.