VERDICT: My Digital – Tech is essential to best serve temporary workforce
It will come as no surprise that the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically altered the world of work for countless employees, with potentially permanent changes to how workplaces operate occurring as a result.
With 46.6% of people in employment doing some work at home in April 2020, and 86% doing so as a result of the pandemic, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the surge in remote working has now been well-documented.
However, the pandemic has also seen a dramatic rise in temporary workforce, with a growing number now having more than one employer.
One in seven UK workers are now in flexible employment, a number that could rise when the government’s furlough extension runs out.
This could have a significant impact on the tech sector, which relies heavily on the temporary workforce market.
Keeping track of the flexible workforce is a new challenge that many businesses will have to adapt to, with companies needing to re-think how they onboard, pay and tax workers.
Software company My Digital believes that updated technology is needed to adjust to what it refers to as the quantum workforce. The company recently launched People Hub, a real-time digital accounting cloud service designed with contractors and workers employed on a part or flexi-time basis.
Verdict spoke to former HMRC adviser and My Digital’s CEO John Whelan on how employers can use technology to best serve the flexible workforce, and why legacy systems may not be up to the task. […]
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