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Our 2013 staffing heroes - Staffing Industry Analysts (registration)

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Our 2013 staffing heroes
Staffing Industry Analysts (registration)
The Staffing 100 list, a selection of the influential people in the staffing industry, appears in the October 2013 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine, now online.
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Freelancer management systems: Managing contractors and more - Staffing Industry Analysts (subscription)

Freelancer management systems: Managing contractors and more - Staffing Industry Analysts (subscription) | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Freelancer management systems are on the rise, but they have their own unique benefits and risks. A contingent workforce manager shares his insights.
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Doctor Search Site Practo Lands $30M For Aggressive Growth In India And Overseas

Doctor Search Site Practo Lands $30M For Aggressive Growth In India And Overseas | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Practo, an Indian startup that provides a search portal matching doctors with patients and other digital services for practices, has closed a $30 million Series B round to expand its services in India and other emerging markets.
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Contingent Labor Streamlines Manufacturing Operations - Area Development

Contingent Labor Streamlines Manufacturing Operations - Area Development | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Once only considered as a last resort by companies to reduce labor costs, contingent workers that possess high levels of industry-specific training are now used by manufacturers on an increasingly regular basis.
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Uber, Lyft could be forced to provide drivers with workers comp benefits - Business Insurance

Uber, Lyft could be forced to provide drivers with workers comp benefits - Business Insurance | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Business Insurance serves business executives who are responsible for the purchase and administration of corporate insurance/self-insurance programs, encompassing both property and liability insurance and employee benefit programs, including life,...
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Humanity Raises $9M Series B To Build Out Its Workforce Platform

Humanity Raises $9M Series B To Build Out Its Workforce Platform | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Humanity.com, which bills itself as a workforce management platform we’ve been covering for a while, has secured $9 million in a Series B funding led by MHS Capital.
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Backed By $5.5 Million, Laurel & Wolf Brings Interior Design Into The Digital Age

Backed By $5.5 Million, Laurel & Wolf Brings Interior Design Into The Digital Age | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 A company taking the interior design industry into the online era, Laurel & Wolf, has now raised $4.4 million in Series A funding for its web-based platform that connects professional designers with customers, allowing them to...
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GrabTaxi, Uber’s Rival In Southeast Asia, Prepares To Introduce Cashless Payments

GrabTaxi, Uber’s Rival In Southeast Asia, Prepares To Introduce Cashless Payments | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 GrabTaxi, the SoftBank-backed taxi-on-demand service in Southeast Asia, is preparing to introduce cashless payments to take it beyond cash-only fares and put it on par with Uber’s frictionless payment system.
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New tech companies say freelancing is the future of work. But there's a ... - Washington Post

New tech companies say freelancing is the future of work. But there's a ... - Washington Post | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
More companies are switching their workforce to freelance. Policy needs to catch up.
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Food Delivery Service Ele.me Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital

Food Delivery Service Ele.me Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Ele.me, a food delivery service based in Shanghai, announced this afternoon (link via Google Translate) that it has raised $350 million in Series E funding from CITIC, Tencent, JD.com, Dianping.com, and Sequoia China.
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eYeka's Creative Crowdsourcing Community Reaches 300,000 Members

eYeka's Creative Crowdsourcing Community Reaches 300,000 Members | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
eYeka, the world's leading creative crowdsourcing platform, announces that its community has passed the 300,000 members mark, now gathering contributors from 164 countries worldwide.
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Cambridge Journals Online - Journal of Public Policy - Abstract - The end of work or work without end? How people’s beliefs about labour markets shape retirement politics

Cambridge Journals Online - Journal of Public Policy - Abstract - The end of work or work without end? How people’s beliefs about labour markets shape retirement politics | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
This article argues that public opinion on retirement is related to people for instance, more people being led to believe in such a trade-off under high levels of labour market regulation.
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Shyp Brings Its On-Demand Shipping App To Android

Shyp Brings Its On-Demand Shipping App To Android | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
On-demand shipping startup Shyp just made its service available to a much wider audience with the launch of its app on Android via the Google Play Store. Read More
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CrowdFlower Launches Open Data Project Covering Everything From Climate Change To #ThatDress

CrowdFlower Launches Open Data Project Covering Everything From Climate Change To #ThatDress | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Crowdsourcing company CrowdFlower allows businesses to tap into a distributed workforce of 5 million contributors for basic tasks like sentiment analysis.
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CloudFactory Receives $2 Million Investment From The Rockefeller Foundation ... - Business Wire (press release)

CloudFactory Receives $2 Million Investment From The Rockefeller Foundation ... - Business Wire (press release) | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
CloudFactory today announced it has received a $2 million investment from The Rockefeller Foundation to expand its SpeakerText service, for fast, accu
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Kreative Krowd Launches New Crowdsourcing Marketplace for Creative Freelancers |

Kreative Krowd Launches New Crowdsourcing Marketplace for Creative Freelancers | | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Kreative Krowd Launches New Crowdsourcing Marketplace for Creative Freelancers - http://t.co/JQFjltcVtE http://t.co/ebCvx57Csl
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Rainforest Raises $4M To Build Scalable QA

Rainforest Raises $4M To Build Scalable QA | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Quality assurance testing is a problem that can quickly escalate beyond the resources of startups and often requires entire divisions at larger companies.
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Uber For Massage Startup Soothe Raises $1.7 Million To Deliver Massage Therapists To Your Door

Uber For Massage Startup Soothe Raises $1.7 Million To Deliver Massage Therapists To Your Door | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 As the entire world moves on-demand, it’s not a huge surprise that professional services like massage will soon become part of that trend.
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InterviewJet Raises $750K To Provide Curated Introductions To Top Tech Talent

InterviewJet Raises $750K To Provide Curated Introductions To Top Tech Talent | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Given the current job market in Silicon Valley, one of the biggest challenges faced by startups and established companies alike is the difficulty in finding and recruiting the best engineers.
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The Rounds Updates Its Network For Canadian Physicians

The Rounds Updates Its Network For Canadian Physicians | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 The Rounds, the network for doctors that’s Canada’s answer to Doximity, has upgraded its services with a slew of new features.
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Lead Workers, Not Just Employees - CFO Magazine

Lead Workers, Not Just Employees - CFO Magazine | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
A leader creates success through others' work, but leading only employees means missed opportunities and failure to anticipate challenges: John Boudreau
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There's an app that needs you: the rise of mobile crowdsourcing - CNN.com

There's an app that needs you: the rise of mobile crowdsourcing - CNN.com | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
From avoiding traffic jams to finding the best public toilet in town, crowdsourcing apps are showing that many smartphones make for light work.
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Roadie Launches As The Uber For Shipping And Delivery

Roadie Launches As The Uber For Shipping And Delivery | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 The story behind the $10 million investment that’s launching Roadie, which is unveiling its Uber-like marketplace for the shipping industry today, begins with a shipment of broken tiles.
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Big Firms Try Crowdsourcing

Big Firms Try Crowdsourcing | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
More companies are finding that crowdsourcing—breaking a project into tiny tasks and farming those tasks out to the public—can be cheaper and more efficient than hiring temps.
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