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How to Make Sure Your Team is Getting Work Done

Ever wish you could have X-Ray vision into your team’s work day? Kinda like Superman. But instead of seeing through walls, you’ll be able to see how productive your freelancers and outsourced employees are throughout the day. Hello, my name is Liam Martin and just a few short years ago, my co-founder and I started Time Doctor to help entrepreneurs manage remote teams.  And it’s built solely by a remote team. Even as co-founders, we live on opposite sides of the...

Turn Remote Contracting into a Full Time Career

Remote Contracting is one of the most rewarding career options available today.  You can work from any location and make your own hours.  However, it does have its challenges.   As a contractor, you are consistently undercharged for your work or are facing disputes over hours worked. And then there is the dreaded feast or famine cycle of income.  Some months you have more work than you can handle.  And other months, you wonder where your next paycheck is going to c...

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Could “Social Justice Benefits” Be The Newest Employment Trend?

Some companies are recognizing their employees’ social consciences by offering paid time off for political involvement, and even covering bail for employees arrested while peacefully protesting. When Alexandra Millatmal, a co-instructor at Omaha Code School, wanted time off on March 8 to participate in a Day Without a Woman, she wasn’t sure what to do. “I didn’t know if I should be asking for paid time off, or if I should just not show up for work,” she says...

What's After The Gig Economy? The Talent Economy

The demand for top talent is monumental, and the process of finding and hiring the best workers can be excruciating. There are many marketplaces on the web where one can go to find talent, but how do you know that their work is quality? Reviews aren’t always reliable, and there is stiff competition on many gig platforms, making the prices undercut, the stakes lower and the work shoddy. Toptal, founded in 2010, aims to relieve the difficulties of hiring freelancers. Developers, designers...

Can remote working alleviate the refugee crisis?

Remote working could help alleviate the refugee crisis and reduce crime – that’s the bold claim from one business leader who’s developed a safe way for employers to recruit immigrants, even if they don’t have a permanent address or official bank account. “Refugees in most cases are seen as people who are illiterate and have no value – this is not the reality,” says Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of remote working platform Transformify. “In reality, many...