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Portfolio Careers and ‘Side Hustles’

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) recently found that 320,500 self-employed people now have two or more jobs

Does this rise of the ‘slashie’ signal a more creative autonomous way of working, or are multiple jobs a sign that people are struggling to make ends meet? And how should employers respond?

Stephan Gerschewski, lecturer in international business and strategy at Henley Business School University of Reading, says:

“Portfolio careers have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Research from Henley found that one in four employees in the UK have a ‘side hustle’, which is consistent with the IPSE findings. The motives for starting one can be grouped into two broad categories: pay or passion. Read more