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Five brands using crowdsourcing for product and marketing ideas

Five brands using crowdsourcing for product and marketing ideas | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
During a recent discussion about a colleague’s obsession with Lego I was informed of the toymaker’s forays into crowdsourcing new product ideas.
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What's a Chinese firm to do when wages rise? Open a factory in Africa

What's a Chinese firm to do when wages rise? Open a factory in Africa | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Faced with rising labor costs at home and negative perceptions of employment practices in Africa, Chinese companies are setting up new factories on the continent and hiring more Africans.
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More employers rely on online tests to screen job seekers - STLtoday.com

More employers rely on online tests to screen job seekers - STLtoday.com | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
More employers rely on online tests to screen job seekers STLtoday.com "In many cases, algorithms can trump instinct on staffing," said John Boudreau, a professor in the business school at the University of Southern California, adding that decades...
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Crowdsourcing Makes A Giant Leap - www.waterstechnology.com

Crowdsourcing Makes A Giant Leap - www.waterstechnology.com | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing Makes A Giant Leap
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The endorsement for crowdsourced data processing provider WorkFusion in the form of new venture capital funding announced this week ratifies the innovative work this company is doing.
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Move over Freelancer, Elance-oDesk has landed - Business Spectator

Move over Freelancer, Elance-oDesk has landed - Business Spectator | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Move over Freelancer, Elance-oDesk has landed
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“For now we are focusing on building the online workplace,” Olsen said.
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Thomson Reuters flushes out internal engineering talent with crowdsourcing - TechTarget

Thomson Reuters flushes out internal engineering talent with crowdsourcing - TechTarget | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Thomson Reuters flushes out internal engineering talent with crowdsourcing TechTarget Indeed, she said the crowdsourcing competitions are breaking down department silos, which can tether engineering talent to a single department and sometimes lock...
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More Players Get Into Crowdsourcing Legal Research - Law Technology News

More Players Get Into Crowdsourcing Legal Research - Law Technology News | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
More Players Get Into Crowdsourcing Legal Research Law Technology News In a Law Technology News entry, reporter John Edwards described crowdsourcing as a “powerful way of obtaining legal research, insights and suggestions by soliciting feedback...
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Dismissing Labor Arbitrage? You May Be Missing Out - Staffing Industry Analysts (registration)

Dismissing Labor Arbitrage? You May Be Missing Out - Staffing Industry Analysts (registration) | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Dismissing Labor Arbitrage? You May Be Missing Out Staffing Industry Analysts (registration) Crowdsourcing — An online platform model that enables work assignments to get parsed out and performed (often as disaggregated “micro tasks”) by a...
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The Future of BPO: How Human Cloud and Infrastructure Cloud Are Changing the Game » The Outsource Blog

The Future of BPO: How Human Cloud and Infrastructure Cloud Are Changing the Game » The Outsource Blog | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
RT @OutsourcingGuru: The Future of BPO: How Human Cloud and Infrastructure Cloud Are Changing the Game http://t.co/7DxFo9pZmk
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Why Criticisms of Crowdsourcing Don't Add Up - ArchDaily

Why Criticisms of Crowdsourcing Don't Add Up - ArchDaily | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Why Criticisms of Crowdsourcing Don't Add Up
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Competition: Gardner Landscape, Glendale, California. 1st Prize: Adam J. Green Architect, Indiana. Image Courtesy of Adam J Green Architect.
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New Gartner Report Examines Crowdsourcing and Assesses the Business ... - MarketWatch

New Gartner Report Examines Crowdsourcing and Assesses the Business ... - MarketWatch | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
New Gartner Report Examines Crowdsourcing and Assesses the Business ...
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Bay Area Online Staffing & Human Cloud/Cloud Labor Platforms

"The Free-Agent Enterprise?" Next MeetUp Eve of April 28th Sunnyvale, CA

Monday, Apr 28, 2014, 6:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

4 Human Cloud Heads Attending

Summary: This MeetUp panel will discuss the current state and future of freelance/independent workforce,  online work platforms, and how enterprises will get work done.  See more details below. Panel: • Peter Cannone: CEO at OnForce • Matt Cooper: VP, Enterprise & International at oDesk/Elance • Steve King: Partner at Emergent Research • Kelley Ste...

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Subject: "The Coming Convergence of Technology/Online Work Platforms,  "Soft-boundary" Organizations/Enterprises, and an Expanding Freelance/Independent Workforce"
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The Outlook: Temp jobs surge as firms contain expenses.

The Outlook: Temp jobs surge as firms contain expenses. | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
The short-term staffing industry booming, with temps and consultants accounting for more than one-tenth of all job growth since 2009. Many labor experts believe it marks a lasting shift in the job market.
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The rise of the 'Uberized economy' and what it means for business - The Next Web

The rise of the 'Uberized economy' and what it means for business - The Next Web | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
The rise of the 'Uberized economy' and what it means for business
The Next Web
The world of labor is changing. Through laptops and mobile devices, a new world of services is becoming more accessible.
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From Workforce To Crowdsource | Accenture Click - UK Digital Hub

From Workforce To Crowdsource | Accenture Click - UK Digital Hub | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
It has long been acknowledged that a fundamental key to success is hiring the right staff.
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Crowdsourcing risks and insurance coverage - Lexology (registration)

Crowdsourcing risks and insurance coverage - Lexology (registration) | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing risks and insurance coverage Lexology (registration) When you take a job that would otherwise be performed by your employees and you source it to a big group of strangers — that is, when you engage in crowdsourcing — do you run risks...
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thinking about thinking » Announcing psiTurk 2.0!

thinking about thinking » Announcing psiTurk 2.0! | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
psiTurk 2.0: Crowdsourcing task marketplace for science using Amazon Mechanical Turk http://t.co/o2bW8vjlH0 via @ipeirotis /cc @timoreilly
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"The Free-Agent Enterprise?" Next Online Staffing/Human Cloud MeetUp Eve of April 28th Sunnyvale, CA... Sign-up now! Let your colleagues know.

"The Free-Agent Enterprise?" Next Online Staffing/Human Cloud MeetUp Eve of April 28th Sunnyvale, CA...  Sign-up now!  Let your colleagues know. | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
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This MeetUp panel will discuss the current state and future of freelance/independent workforce, online work platforms, and how enterprises will get work done.
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Industry voice: The human cloud and its impact on how and where ...

Industry voice: The human cloud and its impact on how and where ... | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Whenever we talk about 'the cloud', we tend to talk about it in fairly grounded technology terms, primarily its impact on how we access our data and communicate with each other. By adopting cloud-based technologies, ...
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Could On-Demand Labor be the Future of the Sports Workforce? - Motley Fool

Could On-Demand Labor be the Future of the Sports Workforce? - Motley Fool | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Could On-Demand Labor be the Future of the Sports Workforce?
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As a result Richardson and co-founder Gregg Trueman built Talent League, a sports-tailored version of traditional freelance platform models.
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Build prototype for online staffing platform

Build prototype for online staffing platform | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
PHPRomania - Comunitatea programatorilor de PHP din Romania (Build prototype for online staffing platform

Novalins is looking for talented software developers to build with...
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Why Crowdsourcing Is the Answer to Business-Software Reviews - Entrepreneur

Why Crowdsourcing Is the Answer to Business-Software Reviews - Entrepreneur | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur Why Crowdsourcing Is the Answer to Business-Software Reviews Entrepreneur Executives, IT professionals and business managers are discovering business-software review sites as the modern alternative to the rankings produced by analyst...
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Jump to The Next Curve Part 1: Online Staffing Trends and Challenges

Jump to The Next Curve Part 1: Online Staffing Trends and Challenges | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
People outside of the staffing industry don't often understand all the intricacies of the business. They see recruiters as ruthless headhunters and staffing agencies as organizations that stand in the way between employees and jobs.
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Online Staffing/Human Cloud -- January 2014 MeetUp -- Full Length Panel Discussion Video

The Full Panel Discussion at the January 2014 MeetUp (Matt Cooper of oDesk, Gene Zaino of MBO Partners, Jeff Wald of Work Market, Moderator: Andrew Karpie)
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The war between Uber and Lyft will be won with an algorithm - Quartz

The war between Uber and Lyft will be won with an algorithm - Quartz | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
The war between Uber and Lyft will be won with an algorithm
Quartz
They're essentially cab drivers, but they obey instructions from the cloud instead of a human dispatcher, and can work as they please.
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