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Task-to-Talent: Freelancing as an Extension of the Contingent Workforce


The shift among businesses and workers toward contingent work arrangements appears to be accelerating and contingent work arrangement models are evolving, often through technological ...
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Jump to the Next Curve 2: Create Your Own Online Staffing Business


This is the part 2 of my Jump to the Next Curve series. You can find part 1 here. Anyone who has ever worked in the temporary staffing industry understands how to maneuver through ...
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4 Predictions for Online Work in 2014


2014 is shaping up to be a significant year for online work. This is particularly true for businesses that hire talent in the cloud. If last year’s trends are any indicator, remote ...
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The Temporary Jobs Trend and Common Misconceptions


The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report signaled growth in the economy, with 169,000 jobs added and the lowest unemployment rate since December 2008. However, recent ...
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Elance Invites Its Customers To Work Differently


We at Elance hosted a gala Work Differently Summit recently at our Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. The idea behind the event was to give clients, freelancers and friends an opportunity ...
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Crowdsourcing and the FLSA


Microlabor — otherwise known as crowdsourcing —  is a concept involving a cloud labor platform that has been around for several years.  Basically, a company breaks down a large ...
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Nothing Posted, Nothing Gained


Recruiters who don’t use social media for fear of the potential risks to their corporate brand are missing out on valuable client and candidate opportunities, according to recruitment ...
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Career Sites: Lies. Damned Lies. And Statistics


In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Brick declared: “Mendacity is a system that we live in.” It appears the same is true when it comes to online career sites. I’ve been buying digital advertising ...
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The Year of the Freelancer: Online Staffing in 2013


After taking a good long look at trends in the staffing industry, the state of our world economy, employment legislation in the pipeline and the latest hiring statistics from online ...
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Who Moved My Cheese? The Changing Face of the Staffing Industry


Change is constant and the staffing industry certainly holds no exception. How we manage the hiring process — from top to bottom — has shifted dramatically in recent years, but ...
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