Guess what? Jobs are going and aren't coming back...

A recent ruling by an employment tribunal in London that 30 000 Uber drivers were classified as employees and are entitled to benefits, has sparked a conversation about the changing nature of the workplace.

In efforts to cut business and operational costs, keeping down the size of the work force is the first consideration for employers.

This trend has led to more people not being permanently employed, and so take up more than one job.

Over the last five years, the number of freelancers has increased by about 45%.

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to futurist and founder of Flux Trends, Dion Chang, about the changing nature of employment.

He said that various companies in South Africans are starting to explore different options to allow for flexible work, especially as a strategy to retain millennials.

Listen to the conversation below:

People think it's a luxury to look at future trends. Government and private sector have got to review that urgently.

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends
Read More
Tips on how and where to travel this winter

Tips on how and where to travel this winter

Travel writer and blogger Anje Rautenbach shares local travel destinations for winter, often with competitive off-peak prices.

WATCH: Matthew Mole serenades on #702Unplugged

WATCH: Matthew Mole serenades on #702Unplugged

SAMA-nominated indie musician Matthew Mole treated listeners to an acoustic performance of songs from his latest album, "Run".

What are the top 10 most stressful jobs in SA?

What are the top 10 most stressful jobs in SA?

Factors such as physical and mental demands of a job, deadlines, travel demands and long hours were used to measure job stress.

What kind of job hopping can you get away with?

What kind of job hopping can you get away with?

Millennials have a different attitude towards work leading to continuously changing employment and companies have to deal with it.

Intern Dynamix helps graduates find work

Intern Dynamix helps graduates find work

Intern Dynamix assists unemployed graduates find internships that will put them in a better position for employment opportunities.

EOH internship reaps rewards

EOH internship reaps rewards

Mosima Mokoena grabbed an internship opportunity at EOH with both hands and has never looked back.

Popular articles
What men need to know about checking for prostate cancer

What men need to know about checking for prostate cancer

Urologist and sexual health expert Dr Shingai Mutambirwa says it's vital for men above 40 to check their prostates annually.

"I'm no longer going to watch Isidingo"

"I'm no longer going to watch Isidingo"

Will Isidingo lose viewership over it's episode tackling racism?

Why SA remains unequal despite government intervention

Why SA remains unequal despite government intervention

The latest Gini index reveals SA is one of the most unequal countries in the world in terms of income distribution.

[Listen] SA's youngest female PhD grad opens up about her achievement

[Listen] SA's youngest female PhD grad opens up about her achievement

23-year-old North-West University student Musawenkosi Saurombe aces her PhD thesis passing with no amendments.

Mandela's granddaughter calls for Jacob Zuma to step down

Mandela's granddaughter calls for Jacob Zuma to step down

Ndileka Mandela says it's a blatant "No" when asked if she will be voting for the ANC in the next elections.

Terror expert explains why Hawks probe on coup plotter arrest doesn't add up

Terror expert explains why Hawks probe on coup plotter arrest doesn't add up

A man who allegedly plotted assassination of prominent South Africans including Zuma, Guptas and Maine is set to appear in court.

Warder recalls "prison hell" as he retires after four decades at Pollsmoor

Warder recalls "prison hell" as he retires after four decades at Pollsmoor

Chris Malgas speaks about his experiences as a prison warder at the notorious Pollsmoor prison for four decades.