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