Global freelance platform Upwork has recently announced a new partnership with Microsoft in order to premiere the freelance toolkit by the tech giant, Microsoft 365. The software will become an integrated workforce collaboration solution for freelancers at any scale, powered by 365 and Upwork Enterprise in tandem.
More enterprise collaborations are emerging, as companies realize the value of leveraging each other's expertise for a better product or service. And as more companies realize the need for agility in today's market, solutions focused on freelancer and contract management may take off.
With the increase of freelancers in the labor force and employers' growing need for more on-demand hiring, collaborations like that of Upwork and Microsoft could be a sign of what's to come in the tech market. Employers need to be able to hire contingent workers quickly and efficiently through technology, and gig workers need to know where their skills are needed. Tools that can offer that functionality may get more popular in the coming year.
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