How the gig economy is meeting modern L&D teams needs

How the gig economy is meeting modern L&D teams needs

There’s no denying that Learning and Development has undergone monumental change over the last 18 months. Not only has our industry had to quickly shift towards digital, but the skills that are needed by modern L&D teams to enable this has also had to evolve.

Here at Jam Pan, these changes have been reflected in the increased demand for our freelance talent and the types of roles being requested. Furthermore, we have also witnessed more organisations utilising the gig economy to create their own ultimate blended L&D hybrid teams.

Here are some of the key changes and trends we’ve seen over the past four months…

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L&D has seen massive changes, not only in its need to quickly move to digital but also the skills and roles required to enable this through external resource.

Jam Pan has witnessed first-hand a rising demand for its freelance talent to allow organisations to make this switch efficiently and effectively, whilst also seeing evolving trends and emerging new roles within digital learning.

Rising Demand from L&D Teams for Talented Freelancers

Here at Jam Pan, we’ve seen a 33% increase in demand for our talented freelancers and agencies over the last four months.

We’ve now become truly global, with our supplier network now extending to over 50 different countries worldwide. This includes across Asia, Europe, South America, North America, Africa and Australia.

Evolving Skills and Emerging New L&D Roles

With over 70 skills and services available, the most in-demand roles from our Jam Pan freelancers has been: 1) eLearning Developers, 2) Content Curators, 3) Project Management

Due to this demand for Content Curators, we have upskilled 259 L&D professionals in this skillset through our Becoming a Learning Content Curator Course.

Jam Pan has also seen an emerging trend in the growth of requests for ‘non-traditional’ L&D roles from our clients. Most noticeably…

  • A 22% increase in community managers
  • A 37% increase in data analysts
  • A 31% increase in animators and motion graphics
  • A 41% increase in graphic designers

In-Demand Technologies from L&D Teams

The technologies that have been the most in-demand from L&D teams over the last four months are…

  • Cornerstone
  • Degreed
  • Evolve
  • Elucidat
  • Articulate 360

You’ve Seen a Rise in Hybrid Offices; We’ve Seen a Rise in L&D Hybrid Teams

We’ve been providing more and more hybrid teams, consisting of a variety of freelancers, to clients to embed alongside their L&D teams. These teams are effectively integrated to support internal capabilities and deliver the organisation’s desire outputs.

Examples of these L&D Hybrid Teams Include;

  • Creating 100+ Elucidat modules with animations in 6 months
  • Designing and implementing a learning reinforcement campaign
  • Developing a new Degreed academy focused on improving sales

Interested in knowing more about how Jam Pan can help your organisation?

With our wide range of expert freelancers and agencies, we’re here to help make your digital learning projects a success. If you would like to understand how our freelancers can support your L&D team, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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