Flexible, freelance working is big business. Approximately two million people in the UK operate as ‘independents’ and between 2008 to 2016 the number of working mothers working freelance went up 79%.
There is much talk in the recruitment industry about the “War for Talent”, who’s winning it, and what they’re doing to make a difference. But with a booming global start-up culture, and many success stories akin to the Zuckerberg genre, the #TalentTussle is something many of us are now engaging in. The majority of small companies in the UK last no more than 5 years, according to research. If you make it though, the rewards can far outweigh the risks.