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What Happened to FMS in the Past Year? A Request For FMS Providers to Share ... - Spend Matters

What Happened to FMS in the Past Year? A Request For FMS Providers to Share ... - Spend Matters | Select | Scoop.it
In a recent post, “Freelancer Management Systems: The Origin and Destiny of a Species,” we established that the freelance management system (FMS), as a concept, is not much more than a year old. We...
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Platforms and crowdsourcing: The office of the 21st century - Gigaom

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“Disruption” is one of the most overhyped concepts of the last ten years.
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What if we gave microcredit to talent? - Daily American Online

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Outsourcing things like call center work and data entry to developing countries has been a trend for a long time, but those are mostly low-skill, low-paying jobs.
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Field Nation 2014 Year in Review

2014 was an amazing year at Field Nation. The last 12 months have yielded a tapestry of platform enhancements, industry buzz and major growth and expansion. As we move forward in 2015, we take...
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What AI, automation, and freelance work mean for businesses today - Gigaom

What AI, automation, and freelance work mean for businesses today - Gigaom | Select | Scoop.it
A set of economic, political, and societal forces is currently causing profound changes in work and in the relationship between workers and the businesses that benefit from their labor.
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The New American Workforce - YouTube

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Field Nation's new YouTube playlist covers today's shift towards a contingent workforce - see it here http://t.co/ixGWweUick
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Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Select | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 2, 2014 5:16 PM

Unlike MOOC's, online competency-based education (often shortened to "CBE") stands out as the "missing link between learning outcomes and industry needs". According to the article, "competency-based education has the potential to bridge the widening gap between traditional postsecondary education and the workforce".

Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 3, 2014 9:39 AM

This article continues to discuss the issues around Competency-based education and how it is the disruptive innovation in higher education today.

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Field Nation Named a Pioneer among the Emerging Freelancer Management System Providers | EON: Enhanced Online News

Field Nation Named a Pioneer among the Emerging Freelancer Management System Providers | EON: Enhanced Online News | Select | Scoop.it
Announcing Field Nation inclusion in the emerging Freelancer Management System (FMS) category. The category is identified in a recent research report
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UK freelance workforce reaches over four million - Startups.co.uk

UK freelance workforce reaches over four million - Startups.co.uk | Select | Scoop.it
Number of businesses hiring freelance support has hit a 40 year high, more than doubling year on year

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5 Predictions for the Freelance Economy in 2015 - Forbes

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As we’ve written about previously, the freelance movement is in full swing as businesses and workers engage in more flexible, on-demand work arrangements.

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Uber competitor Lyft targets corporate market with Lyft for Work

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Uber competitor Lyft is going after the corporate market with the launch of Lyft for Work, which enables companies to pay for work-related commuting expenses using an app on the employee's mobile phone.

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Lyft for Work - another mobility option ...slowly leading to fewer and fewer reasons to OWN your own vehicle.

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60 Seconds with Field Nation – October 2014 | Field Nation

Catch up on what's new, what's happening and what's coming up at Field Nation with the October edition of our 60 Seconds video!
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Why Millennials Should Get Used to Work-Life Imbalance - TIME

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The work day used to be confined to a tidy eight-hour period. Today, digitally native millennials are expected to never truly "turn off," making it difficult for anyone to have a life outside of work.
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A Look at the Distribution of Global Payments to Different Countries Across an ... - Spend Matters

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Many are aware there are a number globally spanning online freelancer marketplaces, most notably Freelancer.com, Guru.com and now Upwork, the merged platforms Elance and oDesk. These platforms al...
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How To: Get Started With Work Market

Tal from Work Market will help new users Get Started by orientating them to the website and helping them get set up to start receiving work.
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Why Companies Like Uber Are Reshaping The World - Business Insider Australia

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Handy is creating a big business out of small jobs. The company finds its customers self-employed home-helps available in the right place and at the right time.
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Matt Barrie - Chief Executive of Freelancer.com | Silicon Real

Matt Barrie is the Chief Executive of Freelancer.com SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToSiliconReal Matt Barrie is the Chief Executive of Freelancer.com, the world's largest freelancing marketpla...
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Silicon Valley/Washington DC Online Staffing & Human Cloud

Time to RSVP for Tues Dec 9th: "Spotlight on SF Online Work Platform Epicenter"

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014, 5:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

60 Human Cloud Heads Attending

Note:  RSVPs needed in coming week for our planning.   Also--PLEASE  ARRIVE ON TIME  (5:30pm) OR A BIT EARLY TO GET IN THE BUILDING.  WE'LL TRY TO START THE SPEAKER  SEGMENT AT 6PM, SO THERE WILL BE TIME FOR DISCUSSION AND A BIT MORE NETWORKING. The focus of this MeetUp and the speakers will be to highlight the diverse SF Bay Area community of Onl...

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Note:  RSVPs needed in coming week for our planning.   Also--PLEASE  ARRIVE ON TIME  (5:30pm) OR A BIT EARLY TO GET IN THE BUILDING.  WE'LL TRY TO START THE SPEAKER  SEGMENT AT 6PM, SO THERE WILL
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How The Workforce Is Evolving And What Leaders Can Do To Keep Up

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Businesses need to embrace new modes of work and new types of workers. Here's how you can compete.

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The Ultimate List of Freelance-Friendly Coworking Spaces - Shake | Free Legal Contracts

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Freelancers often struggle with finding a good place to work. Coworking spaces are a great option since they offer the perks of a ...
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Elance-oDesk scores $30M to help more freelancers work in their pajamas - Breaking news around the worldBreaking news around the world

Elance-oDesk scores $30M to help more freelancers work in their pajamas - Breaking news around the worldBreaking news around the world | Select | Scoop.it
Freelancers and the Internet are a perfect pair. Today, online workplace Elance-oDesk announced it has raised $ 30 million to help more freelancers work online. Last December, freelancer marketplaces Elance.com and oDesk merged but kept their separate brands. Elance CEO Fabio Rosati became... http://www.newsyab.com/elance-odesk-scores-30m-to-help-more-freelancers-work-in-their-pajamas/

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Rent-an-MBA Breathes New Life Into Freelance World - National Journal

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Harvard M.B.A.s use start-up philosophies from Silicon Valley to create a new market—themselves.

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The Daily Startup: After Acquisition Talks, Work Market Stays Independent - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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A round-up of venture-capital news and analysis from VentureWire and around the Web.
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Google's 'Independant Contractors' Fire Back - Courthouse News Service

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Google's 'Independant Contractors' Fire Back Courthouse News Service MANHATTAN (CN) - While Fortune Magazine ranked Google the best company to work for this year, a Brooklynite who worked as an hourly employee far from its Silicon Valley...
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