Security Info Watch profiles how Pref-Tech’s approach of focusing on in-house employees before seeking outside contractors allows them to deliver quality and craftsmanship to customers.
Everybody’s talking about the gig economy – the use of freelancers or subcontractors to fill a wide range of tasks and positions. Should security integrators hire more staff…or rely on this emerging type of labor pool?
The gig economy is everywhere – highlighted by companies such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Rover, Wags and others. Consumer-facing models like Task Rabbit connect local workers to handymen for residential work. Technology further fosters these models, with platform apps like Wonolo filling on-demand roles in retail, warehouse operations, delivery, event staffing and administrative work.
The list of potential gig economy jobs keeps growing; in fact, Uber Technologies recently announced initial testing of an on-demand labor service in the Chicago area called Uber Works, which would provide temporary workers such as servers or event staff. In physical security and integrated systems contracting, the gig economy may be developing into a necessity – companies are scrambling to address the lack of skilled workers as the industry shifts to high-tech, IT-based infrastructures.
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