The nine-to-five job is becoming a thing of the past as working times and employment conditions become more flexible. From working time accounts with temporary family-related timeouts, to part-time work, through to flexible freelancing concepts, employees now prefer to adapt their workload to their personal situation. The concept of digital nomads, who can work from anywhere with nothing but their laptops, is growing in popularity.
The gig economy has also led to an increase in the number of microjobbers, as various platforms bring together assignments and workers. The consequence for employers is that they have to compete with each other to attract and retain the best talents. This includes social recruiting and services like flat hunting for new staff and providing childcare at work.