Year of Graduation
Work Strategies of Freelancers: Gender Differences
The bachelor’s paper is focused on the career path of freelancers and the reasons for the choice of one or another work strategy. The interest in this individual decision is the changing nature of work values of the new generation, along with their new expectations from employment. In the context of flexibility and destabilizing labor markets, a portfolio career predicts the demise of the organizational job as well as its replacement. In the course of the work, various conceptions of categorizing freelancers and variety of their career paths were analyzed, as a final result a set of recommendations had been developed for HR specialists of organizations. The study is based on a personal interview of twenty freelancers in IT and design fields, and statistical analysis of the data base, collected in 2014 by NRU HSE researchers.