Study of Freelancers & HR directors — Our conclusions from several possible interpretations
It was more than six months ago that we had the idea, along with our colleagues at Malt, to look into the issue of freelancing. On the one hand, we carried out a survey of freelancers and, on the other, we interviewed HR directors to find out how they regard this status, which has seen considerable growth in recent years.
There are at least two possible interpretations of the results of the study.
The first is to point out the strong reluctance of French HR directors to take hold of the phenomenon, considering freelancers as human resources in their own right and setting out to better meet their expectations.
The second interpretation, conversely, consists in seeing the emergence in the HR directors interviewed of a deep reflection on the need to redirect their mission towards the strategic management of resources and skills in a context of changing forms of engagement wanted by the most sought-after talents.
The second interpretation – ours, as you have no doubt realised – makes it inevitable that freelancing will be incorporated into the priorities of HR departments in the short or medium term. It reinforces our project of supporting HR directors in increasing appeal for freelancers and in improving the experience they offer to this strategic resource.
So that tomorrow, thanks to us, Deloitte, currently seen as an exception, can start to become a new standard.