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Fully Remote vs Hybrid Work Models: What's Best for Your Company?

Changes in any workplace are usually prompted by the results of an internal audit on business practices, processes, and procedures, implementing the use of new technology, a shift in customer values, or an overall rebrand or restructuring of the entire business.  2020 also highlighted how workplaces change in response to a crisis. One of the workplace transformations we’ve seen more of in response to the COVID-19 crisis is the use of fully remote or hybrid work models. Managing a w...

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Happy Freelancers are Productive Freelancers: 8 Tips to Keeping Your Freelancers Happy

No one can deny the fast-paced gig economy growth in recent years. Lots of businesses today recruit contingent workers, be it freelancers, independent contractors, consultants, or other off-payroll workers to benefit from vast skill sets for a specific duration while cutting costs and keeping the bottom line low. While all of that sounds good, finding and hiring top talent takes time and resources, so much that when you do find the right freelancers, you would de...

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Standing Out as a Remote Work Applicant

Depending on your age, you may remember the days when finding a job meant scouring the newspaper classified section, calling people in your network on the phone, and maybe even faxing your cover letter and resume to employers. Of course, this has all changed over the past decade, with the COVID-19 pandemic putting remote work into overdrive. Adding to this is the fact that more people than ever before are interested in working from home. According to FlexJobs, “65% of respondents report...

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How to Manage Freelancers?

The American workforce now consists of nearly 36 percent or nearly 58 million freelancers. The figure is expected to surge to 50 percent by 2027, according to projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2019, freelancers contributed over $1.2 trillion or five percent of the US Gross Domestic Product or GDP. These figures clearly indicate the popularity of freelancing and its rising demand. The demand for freelancers is mainly from Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) across the US. Tha...

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Providing Stress Management for Remote Workers

Work-from-home jobs in the past were diamonds in the rough. Landing one meant experiencing the chance to skip the commute, be closer to your family, and relax in the comfort of your home. This was a chance that many could only wish for. When 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many people got their wish as a vast number of companies were forced to quickly transition to a remote workforce to satisfy social distancing safety guidelines. While the transition was abrupt, most companies were able...