Hajimari Co., Ltd.
[Freelance saves the shortage of human resources in companies] Hajimari announces freelance utilization actual report 2022
Forecasts for trends in 2023, which will also attract attention in the invoice system and the new freelance protection law
Hajimari Co., Ltd., which creates independence for all people, is a 2022 freelance utilization trend report based on the data of companies and users who use IT freelance and company matching services “IT Pro Partners” and “Marketing Pro Partners”. We have announced the freelance utilization trend forecast for 2023.
The number of companies using freelancers is increasing, and more than half use multiple people
Using remote work, the use of freelancers living in rural areas is also increasing
Utilization of freelancers is expected to continue to increase in 2023
Increase in companies using freelancers
“IT Pro Partners”, a matching service for IT freelancers such as engineers and designers and companies The number of companies using “Marketing Pro Partners”, a matching service for working marketers and companies, will increase by about 180% from 2020 to 2022.
An increasing number of companies are using freelancers to solve human resource needs associated with various management issues such as new business launches, business growth, and resource shortages.
Cases of utilizing multiple freelancers are also increasing
Looking at the number of freelancers per company, more than 70% of the companies using the service have two or more freelancers, indicating a clear trend of expanding freelance utilization within the
In the case of a company that uses multiple freelancers, the high value contribution of the participating freelancers is highly evaluated, and it can be used not only within the same project but also across businesses and occupations on a company-wide scale. There are also many cases of jumping off.
The number of companies that actively hire freelancers is increasing as they build team systems and work flows that make good use of external human resources.
Many companies allow remote work, tending to utilize excellent human resources regardless of where they live
90% of companies using the service allow remote work.
Since the corona disaster in 2020, the remote work system has been rapidly established, and there is a tendency for service users to request projects that are based on remote work.
Looking at the market as a whole, it is clear that a work style that does not require going to the office has become established as a new standard.
In addition, I have the impression that an increasing number of companies have established a work style that achieves the same performance as going to the office even under remote work.
Along with that, it is essential for freelancers to have a more autonomous and self-propelled work stance, such as active reporting and consultation and proactive output, because they are freelancers who do not have to manage work and attendance.
There is also an increase in the number of companies that allow remote work, and an increasing number of users live in rural areas. The utilization of local human resources is expected to increase in the future from the perspective of resolving the shortage of human resources and regional revitalization.
Users registering for the service increased by 136% compared to last year The freelance population is increasing year by year due to various social factors such as the penetration of remote work and the increase in companies that have lifted the ban on side jobs. The number of users registered with “IT Pro Partners” and “Marketing Pro Partners” has increased year by year, and in 2022, the growth rate was 136% compared to last year, and the number of registered users has exceeded 65,000.
As the number of freelancers increases, the number of industries and occupations will also expand, and it is believed that the use of freelancers will become more active in many companies.
Excellent freelancers can achieve high performance even with a free work style that operates 2 or 3 days a week.
Many freelancers work two to four days a week in order to balance work with their own business, preparation for starting a business, child-rearing and nursing care.
If you can entrust a good freelancer with the right work, you can achieve high performance regardless of the hours you work.
For companies, it is possible to entrust an appropriate amount of work and cut extra costs compared to hiring full-time employees.
Towards a world where the use of freelance is commonplace
From this survey, we can see that the number of companies actively utilizing external human resources, including freelancers, is increasing.
Against the backdrop of the declining birthrate and aging population, the acquisition of high-skilled and high-level full-time human resources is becoming more intense year by year, and the number of companies suffering from a shortage of human resources is increasing. On the other hand, in today’s world, which is called VUCA*, where the world situation and markets change rapidly and it is difficult to predict the future, the way companies are expected to operate and organize their businesses is changing moment by moment.
Since the invoice system will start in October 2023, it is undeniable that it may become a barrier for companies to promote the use of freelancers.
There is no doubt that this year will be a major turning point for both companies and freelancers. Looking at the market as a whole, the actual situation is that the percentage of companies that have used freelancing or have already used it is low. .
However, from the results of this survey, it is thought that the use of freelancers is spreading as an alternative to hiring full-time employees precisely because it is necessary to secure excellent human resources. It was expected that the trend of utilizing
Hajimari will flexibly respond to these changes in the times and continue to provide means to utilize freelance as a solution to new problems.
We will continue to provide highly satisfying services for both freelancers and companies.
*VUCA: An acronym for four keywords: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. It refers to a situation in which it is difficult to predict the future due to increased complexity and the occurrence of unexpected events.
Survey method: Data survey of users and companies using “IT Pro Partners” and “Marketing Pro Partners” provided by Hajimari
Survey period: April 2022 to December 2022
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About Hajimari Co., Ltd.
Company name: Hajimari Co., Ltd.
Established: February 26, 2015
Representative Director: Naoto Kimura
1-16-10 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku Shibuya DT Building 6F/7F//9F
Aiming to realize the vision of “Increase the number of independent human resources and increase the happiness of life”, we are currently developing 8 businesses centered on matching services between freelancers and companies.
From 2022, we have set up a satellite office in Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture, and started a regional revitalization project.
Corporate site: https://www.hajimari.inc/
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