Move to Flexible Workforce Is Permanent, Consultants Say

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By Staffing Industry Analysts
www.Workforce.com, Jan 18, 2012


A majority of independent consultants--69 percent--say the use of a flexible workforce is a permanent change and not a temporary response to economic conditions, according to a survey released by M Squared Consulting.

The survey also found that 81 percent of independent consultants are satisfied or extremely satisfied with their career choice, and 73 percent would remain a consultant if given the choice to return to traditional, full-time employment.

In addition, the survey found 42 percent of independent consultants reported that their 2011 revenue increased over 2010. And 55 percent say their revenue will increase in 2012.

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The online M Squared poll of independent consultants was conducted in December 2011 and included responses from 530 professional independent consultants.

M Squared is based in San Francisco. Its Collabrus subsidiary provides independent contractor compliance and payrolling services.

Filed by Staffing Industry Analysts, a sister company of Workforce Management.