Future of Work

Goals

To obtain market research into the future of work. Areas of interest are the proportion of companies in Emerging Markets struggling to find talent (skills gap) that meets their needs (and how does this compare against Developed Markets); the impact of this skills gap in Emerging Markets; the challenges in current ways of working (full-time) & reasons why freelancing is the future of work; growth rate of distributed / remote work globally (# of people, $ generated); growth rate of part-time / freelancer work globally (# of people, $ generated); challenges of Freelancing today; skills Verification (companies verifying skills of freelancers)
Talent Engagement (creating a sustainable and value-adding engagement model for freelancers); the friction areas for freelancers (i.e. negotiating scope of work, negotiating payment etc.); sourcing freelancers; the types of skills being freelanced; innovation and entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets; the importance and impact of innovation and entrepreneurship on emerging markets; Job Creation, GDP, Economic Indicators; How does this compare with developed markets; statistics around startups & entrepreneurship in emerging markets; how many startups are there in emerging markets & how is that growing; How many entrepreneurs are there in emerging markets & how is that growing; success & Challenges of Innovation in Emerging Markets; how many startups successfully grow vs fail in emerging markets; How does this compare to developed markets; Challenges for startups / entrepreneurs in emerging markets (reasons, rates); How do these compare to developed markets; Reasons why they fail; Investment in Emerging Markets (Venture Capital & Private Equity only); How much investment is going to emerging markets today and how is it growing; What are the investment types going into emerging markets; What are investment / investor challenges in emerging markets; How do these compare to challenges in developed markets; What are the reasons for not investing in emerging markets; How do these compare to challenges in developed markets; How successful are investments in emerging markets; How do these compare to challenges in developed markets; What is the future of investing in emerging markets; How do these compare to challenges in developed markets; Success of capital raises / fundraising in emerging markets for startups; and the length of capital raises / fundraising in emerging markets for startups.

Early Findings

The Skill Shortfall

  • Approximately 67% of recruiters say it is harder to find talent than it used to be just about 5 years ago.
  • Among the same set of recruiters, 62% say it is harder now to find candidates of great quality when compared to 5 years ago.
  • It is believed by some 59% of recruiters that this is as a result of a shortfall in the skilled labor they are hoping to find. However, 52% say that it is the competition they are encountering with other recruiters looking for the same or similar candidates.

Shortfall in Different Markets

  • In markets such as Japan, approximately 89% struggle to find talent. In Romania 81%, and Taiwan 78%. This difficulty is as a result of the aging population, the need for skills shift, and finding the right blend of human strengths and technical skills.

Impact

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