FOR translating a 22-minute video from English into Spanish at short notice, 7Brands Global Content, a professional-translation firm based in New York, quoted “approximately $1,500”. This fee seems in line with the local going rate for the job from a firm which boasts membership of three professional associations and clients such as Chase and Bank of America. Not so long ago, paying the local rate was the only option. Today anyone seeking to get this sort of job done is only a click away from the whole world of professionals competing to do it far cheaper.
That same translation job was advertised on Elance.com and oDesk.com, the two busiest among several newish online marketplaces for work, or “talent exchanges”. On Elance it soon attracted 25 bids, from individuals in 15 countries. For around half the bidders, this would be their first job, which raised questions about how good their work would be (especially the Uruguayan who promised to “translate your interview perfetly”). But some seemed competent. According to his Elance page, “oswaldo g”, from Colombia, has already completed 31 jobs, earning a combined $4,193 and a satisfaction rating of 4.9 (out of 5). He quoted a tempting $16.44 an hour—though not as tempting as the five bids on oDesk (three of them by five-star-rated workers), from Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and the Philippines. Each of them offered a flat rate for the completed job, ranging from $33.33 down to just $22.22.
Australian start-ups are being encouraged to enter a global competition called the Million Pound Startup, which will award £1 million ($1.55 million) to a technology company willing to relocate to London.
When I was a student (once upon a time I thought I was to be a clinical psychologist), and broke, and spending time in New York City (when I decided I was not to be a performing artist, choreographer for my career after all), I used to make extra ...
Recognition is a key component of Employee Success. What gets recognized get repeated. Recognizing employees for hitting targets and exemplifying corporate values reinforces behavior that impacts the bottom line. According to recent research by Aon Hewitt, organizations with high engagement rates are 78% more productive than disengaged organizations. The powerful combination of engaged employees and brilliant performance is critical to business success.
9 May 2013 - Australia - Real Estate and Construction - Retail Leasing and the Use of Ratchet Clauses in NSW - Coleman Greig Lawyers - A ratchet clause operates to prevent a rent decreasing at a time when the rent becomes subject to review or...
Warren Buffett assumed the role of mentor to the youth yesterday when he gave networking and career advice in an "Office Hours" session with Levo League, a site aimed to assist youngsters in making their dreams come true.
Apprentices and trainees are employees for tax and super purposes. This means if your business engages an apprentice or trainee, you will need to treat them as an employee and meet the required pay as you go (PAYG) withholding, super and fringe benefits tax (FBT) obligations.
Your business cannot treat an apprentice or trainee as a contractor, even if they have an Australian business number (ABN).
Trust money is the money a solicitor holds on behalf of a client or other people in the course of, or in connection with, the provision of legal services. For example, where money is held for the payment of stamp duty during the purchase of property, or received from the proceeds of a court action.