A combination of factors has strengthened the state of the independent workforce in 2023 which has driven an increase in both the supply and demand for independent workers, making independent work more prevalent, secure, and lucrative. This thriving sector, now comprising 72.1 million Americans or about 45% of the workforce, is propelled by optimism, resilience, and highly sought-after skills. This and more are highlighted in the latest research by MBO Partners – State of Independence in America 2023 which Steve King of Emergent Research and McLean Robbins of MBO Partners presented during this OA Community meeting.
With baby boomers transitioning out of full-time roles, the desire for flexibility, work-life balance, and economic factors driving side gigs, the independent workforce is on the rise. Technology plays a pivotal role, enabling growth in both the supply and demand of independent workers through hiring platforms and collaboration technologies. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this latest research and the transformation of work!
00:22:56 Leila Anderson: Here’s my info 🙂
teamlift.co is our site and
email@example.com is my email address
00:22:59 Steve Rader: I got to chat with Gabrielle and she has really amazing service.. .we need to hear more from her!!!
00:23:43 Brandon Dwight: Eyewear model?
00:23:58 Michael Contreras: Reacted to “Eyewear model?” with 🔥
00:24:00 Carrie Leonard: Reacted to “Eyewear model?” with 😂
00:24:07 Steve Rader: Eyewear + Footwear
00:24:48 Steve Rader: I’ve been surprised that more of the large freelance platforms don’t do this.
00:25:09 Ash – wolf.xyz: I just made a GPTS with some research data. Not sure if it’s legal!
00:25:26 John Healy: iPSE did some, but more on running the business (tax and accounting services) less on the operational resourcing
00:25:35 Bondili, Balaji: Ash – tell us more!
00:26:53 Ash – wolf.xyz: Reacted to “Ash – tell us more!” with 😨
00:27:19 Sarah Duran: Email: Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org
00:28:09 Brandon Dwight: Replying to “Email: Sarah.duran@f…”
00:28:19 Sarah Duran: Replying to “Email: Sarah.duran@f…”
00:28:29 Brandon Dwight: Replying to “I just made a GPTS w…”
Welcome to the OA Community!
00:29:15 Brandon Dwight: Transform Work Podcast w/ Miles Everson, CEO of MBO Partners: https://open-assembly.com/podcast/transform-work-miles-everson-ceo-of-mbo-partners
00:29:48 Steve Rader: I always feel like I’ve taken a whole academic course after hearing Steve King talk.
00:29:55 Brandon Dwight: Reacted to “I always feel like I…” with 👍
00:29:55 McLean Robbins: Reacted to “I always feel like I…” with 🎉
00:30:30 Mickey Pelletier (CWM Strategies): Reacted to “I always feel like I…” with 👍
00:31:12 Rich Wilson: Great report released last week on Talent Platforms by SIA. Worth a read
00:31:53 Brandon Dwight: Reacted to “Talent Platform Update 20231106.pdf” with 👍
00:32:08 sking: Thanks, Steve
00:34:01 Brandon Dwight: McLean Robbins, MBO Partners: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcleanrobbins/
00:34:18 Alasdair Mckenzie: LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alasdair-mckenzie-253253137/
Would be great to connect 🙌
00:34:22 Brandon Dwight: Steve King, Emergent Research: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveking2/
00:35:14 Brandon Dwight: State of Independence in America 2023 report by MBO Partners: https://www.mbopartners.com/state-of-independence/
00:35:58 Gabrielle Tenaglia: Hi! Love to connect with you all. Thank you for the warm welcome! https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabrielletenaglia/
00:36:38 Brandon Dwight: Reacted to “Hi! Love to connect…” with 👍
00:41:08 David Ehrenthal: Wonder about the demographics of the Trend Line/Independent gap.
00:41:58 DSWIFT1: How are all of those new independent workers getting health care?
00:42:34 Link: Nobody wants to go back to being “owned” by companies they work for
00:42:36 Bondili, Balaji: Which companies rode this wave? That’s a 100% increase in 3 years.
00:44:11 Mickey Pelletier (CWM Strategies): Reacted to “Nobody wants to go b…” with 👍
00:44:28 Bondili, Balaji: Also, how does this square with tons of reports that employees are staying up and not quitting. We are seeing historically low voluntary attrition rates
00:45:28 Bob Pulver: Joined very late, sorry if this was covered, but curious about recent concerns about Generative AI negatively impacting freelance work (opportunities and rates)
00:51:31 David Ehrenthal: Curious if the demand is keeping up with the supply. Is there going to be more difficulty finding clients and downward pressure on fees now and in the future if this trend continues?.
00:54:30 Link: I would be interested to know what their earning rate average is for each category. I think people’s dependency on income and benefits effects their willingness or ability to go independent
00:56:15 jian pang: Most of the independent workers- small businesses and their employees do not have the financial insurance. Including the health care insurance ( that is the basic) but most of them since they are in developing their business, their income level in fact was kept very low. I love to talk to MBS CEO, c- suit for the future governmental regulation program would help. ( that was my case written)
00:56:50 jian pang: www.linkedin.com/in/jianpang2022/
01:02:30 David Ehrenthal: Delusional?
01:02:40 Link: The creators are both experiencing pain when they dont use it whereas those that are using it dont feel they will be replaced. Its interesting
01:03:18 McLean Robbins: Reacted to “The creators are bot…” with ❤️
01:05:07 Steve Rader: Thanks all! Steve, this was amazing! Great meeting as always. Got to run.
01:05:58 Bob Pulver: That Q would get quite different responses if done today, I think. Would love to see data that overlays AI risk (task or role level) vs freelance categories
01:06:01 Gabrielle Tenaglia: Have to run. Such great thinking. Thank you!
01:06:05 Link: I feel there is this middle independent that is also needing workforce…technology is the way to do that. I think the income is going to vary because of international impact too.
01:06:13 Brandon Dwight: Thank you, Steve and McLean! This call recording, chatroom, and slides will be available here within the next 24 hrs: https://open-assembly.com/blog/oa-community-meeting-nov-16-state-of-independence-in-america-2023
01:06:16 Robert Reich: I’m curious if there is an average fee marketplace’s are taking to place gig workers or projects
01:06:31 Rich Wilson: Shameless plug for our OpenAI campaign https://gigged.ai/30-days-of-ai/
01:06:36 Brandon Dwight: Reacted to “Shameless plug for o…” with 🙌
01:06:43 Link: Replying to “I’m curious if there…”
Ive seen 10% but I have also seen subscription most often
01:06:46 McLean Robbins: www.mbopartners.com/state-of-independence
01:07:02 Bondili, Balaji: Thank you All!