Over the past five months, Paragon IT Professionals has seen the demand for contract-to-hire (C2H) positions more than double compared to recent years. By 2028, it’s expected that 48% of tech jobs will be freelance (compared to 32% today). Companies looking to trim HR costs or hire in-demand skills in a tight labor market are electing to focus their efforts on contract talent.
Over the last 12 months, many companies have allowed employees to work from home and work remotely. Some have even done a complete 180 hiring out-of-state team members for the first time. For many employers, COVID-19 forced flexibility on a previously closed mindset. According to Enterprise Technology Research, the percentage of employees permanently working from home is expected to double in 2021.