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GDPR for Temp Agencies

With GDPR coming into effect in May 2018, many temp agencies have to adapt their internal processes to be in compliance.   Having a big database of candidates, freelancers and independent contractors has always been considered an asset but will this still be the case with the new regulation in place?   The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted in April 2016 and will take effect across the European Union (EU) on 25 May 2018, when it supersedes the 28 curre...

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5 Challenges to Prepare for When Managing a Remote Team

With remote work options becoming a key factor in job satisfaction and employee retention, more and more companies are turning toward reducing their costs and improving productivity through introducing remote teams. This change, however, can quickly turn into a nightmare without proper management.   Here are the five most important challenges to plan for when looking to onboard a remote team. Traditional Recruitment Approach When it comes to a remote workforce, the necessary compe...

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4 Best Programming Languages To Learn For Your Career

If you are a beginner programmer looking to advance your career or just looking to improve your computer skills, then learning the right languages is crucial to your success. Different languages power different parts of the web and apps that everyone uses in today's digital world. So learn the four languages below and take your career to the next level: SQL SQL is a database language. A database is simply a collection of information that is used to display the right data on a web page...

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The Software Developer’s Guide to Building an Online Reputation

In the past, I have written about how important networking can be for your chances of finding a job as a software developer. In fact, up to  80% of the jobs are filled through networking. This is especially true for developers looking for remote jobs since their options are much more limited (although growing). The reason I know this is because I run an online training program for remote software developers, and I’ve been helping our students hack their way to get their first...

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Freelancing and Studying? Check out These Ideas to Get (and Stay) Organized in 2018

Does this sound like you? You work as a freelancer and study at the same time. So, you go to class and listen carefully, writing notes on everything that the professor says. When it is time to do homework, you feel like you are reading another language. Still, you shove your head in the book and repeat the information over and over. You turn off the music and lock your roommate out. You have to focus. Then you sit down on test day and stare at that test like you have never seen it before. You...