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10 Common Mistakes to Avoid if You are a Freelancer

For many 9-5 employees, freelancing looks like the ideal scenario. You can roll out of bed past 10 AM, have a relaxing cup of coffee, and then walk into your office 10 steps away from your bedroom to start a business day on your own terms. Doesn’t that sound like a dream? It does. But real life has a different story to tell.  There are unanticipated challenges that may obstruct your tranquility. To avoid such situations, make yourself aware of the common mistakes every free...

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Top 5 Fastest - Growing Freelance Platforms in 2020

Given that the gig economy is on the rise and Industry 4.0 continues to cut jobs, it comes as no surprise that the Global Freelance Platforms Market is growing at a fast pace. Apart from the veterans Upwork and Freelancer.com, there are new and emerging players entering the Global Freelance Platforms Market each year. Freelance jobs are becoming attractive to more people than ever before as some see them as a source of extra income while for others it is a small business of their own complete...

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Employer Branding: Why Employers Need to ‘’Talk the Talk’’

Most companies handle employment matters by either accepting a high turnover rate and working around it or by constantly improving their human resources policies and practices to attract and retain the most qualified candidates. Although a mixed approach is followed by many employers, they tend to build their employer brand around diverse corporate values. Some companies choose to (i)  Create a revolving door where lack of benefits, support, and positivity bring an endless cycle of new hir...

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Finch Media: An All-Remote Company That Encourages Volunteering

Kylie McMullan is the founder of Finch Media, a virtual marketing and communications agency. She started the agency in order to design a work environment that provided opportunities for people who needed more flexibility, like parents, after seeing female colleagues treated poorly when they started families. Kylie realized that clients no longer worked standard hours or wanted to meet agencies at their offices and that as an agency, Finch Media needed to adapt. Kylie, is work flexibility...

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Is Loneliness a Side Effect of Working Remotely?

Sam Johns is a human resources specialist at Resume Genius. The company adopted a remote work policy several years ago allowing its employees to work from home several days per month. Sam, why did Resume Genius introduce work from home policy? Remote work is still seen as a perk by many employers who usually allow their employees to work from home a day or two per week. We encourage remote working because we’ve found that a change of scene gives our staff a productivity boost. Additi...