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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...

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2016 Most Pirated Content From The Internet

The war with online piracy is a constant battle for those that are trying to stop it. Web companies are fighting to stay on top of the never ending stream of movies that appear on sites like YouTube every day, or the music that pops up on hundreds of sites online that people are able to download for free whenever they want. Since 2011 there were a few hundred thousand requests for Google to remove links that go to copyrighted materials every single week. That number has now skyrocketed to a stag...

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12 Ways to Maximize your Remote Worker Contract

By Amour Setter, Entrepreneur/Digital Nomad The benefits of being a remote worker are numerous: personal freedom, improved lifestyle, no commuting, etc. In the USA alone 3.3 million full-time professionals, excluding volunteers and the self-employed, consider their home as their primary place of work. Before you go diving into a remote job, it's important to consider what kind of remote worker you are and what type of contract you will be expected to sign. In this blog I will outl...

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Achieving Success By Starting Your Own Business: Plan, Research, And Get Started

Almost everybody faces a career setback at some point in their life, and this kind of obstacle can leave one rattled. Some people take a step back when facing a disruption in their career plan and decide to go in a different direction, perhaps starting their own business rather than continuing to answer to someone else. Starting your own business is not necessarily an easy path to pursue, but it can be incredibly rewarding. How do you decide what type of business to start? While it is impo...