Traditional workforce and human resource personnel had coined the term “workplace.” It is a term that refers to a common place where employees communicate and collaborate with each other. However, with the advancement of technology, businesses are starting to deconstruct the term gradually. Most businesses and especially those in the telecom industry are beginning to look into the growing supply of flexible workforce. Their cost effective nature is seen as the reason telecom businesses as inclining in that direction. This industry is literally at the heart of this revolution and playing a critical role connecting employees to the globalized businesses. Few visionaries are setting up the pace by creative, innovative platforms to facilitate this revolution. FieldEngineer.com is one such platform which is a digital freelance marketplace where employers can hire engineers on demand. So why is the telecom industry good for the remote workforce?
Most people working in as freelancers are individuals who cannot be contained in a box. They need space to create and exercise their innovativeness in an environment devoid of office bureaucracy. As it turns out the telecom industry is dynamic and requires rapid innovations to keep up with the growing trend. Freelancing and telecom, therefore, become a perfect fit, one looking for innovation and the other looking to innovate. The two complement each other.
Keeping up with the trend
Telecom companies have realized that they can save a lot by hiring freelancers. They have also realized that there is a lot of value added working with freelancers in terms of quality improvement, brand creation and improving customer experience. The telecom engineers, on the other hand, have realized that they can earn more, have more flexibility, dictate their terms of service if they sign up for freelance jobs. It is not possible for each side to get what they want in the traditional workforce model, so there is only one place they can meet; the remote workforce.
Diverse skills requirement and development
The telecom industry is a huge consumer of diverse and rare skills. Freelancers, on the other hand, have diverse skills combination due to the exposure they get. With their skills being employed in a basic engineering company where their skills are not utilized or do not provide avenues for skills development would be a waste of their skills and knowledge not to mention they would be under employed. Telecom marketplace, therefore, becomes the best fit for the multi skilled individuals.
To satisfy demand
Technology is growing fast so does the demand for people to keep up with the changes. It is evident that engineers working on 9 to 5 job cannot keep up with the growth hence the demand for freelance engineers to offer support. The way technology is growing, the demand for freelancers in the telecom marketplace is at its infancy level. So in a way, it is their prerogative to be absorbed in the gig economy. For one to remain relevant depends on how well they are able to reinvent themselves to keep up.
Working in telecom, you do not need to sit in the office to create or code. You can literally work from anywhere as long as the project is done with precision and delivered on time. It, therefore, beats logic for a telecom engineer to want to sit in an office to work on what he can accomplish working from home. It is that flexibility that drives engineers to opt to work as freelancers. Not to mention it is the workforce of the future; no one wants to be left behind when the rest of the world is evolving.