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Can This Startup Help Freelancers Earn More?

Can This Startup Help Freelancers Earn More? | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
New York-based startup Work Market says the key to a thriving freelance marketplace is making the process easy for large corporations
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To help reach more workers, Work Market launched a service called Work Feed, which lets other websites publish job listings that appear on Work Market’s website. A recent adopter of Work Market’s job stream is Freelancers Union, whichadded Work Feed to its website yesterday.

 
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Workers on the Edge

Workers on the Edge | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
One of the most significant contributing causes of the widening inequality and insecurity in the American workforce is the accelerating shift to what economists call contingent employment. That means
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Have an Army of Freelancers and Temps? How Affordable Care Act Affects You

Have an Army of Freelancers and Temps? How Affordable Care Act Affects You | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
Here's the general measurement stick an employer must use to determine whether certain requirements will apply to these transient employees.
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Great debrief on the Affordable Care Act and the impact to businesses that use contractors or a regular basis

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Everything You Wanted To Know About The Giant Elance, oDesk Merger & Ensuing Backlash (But Were Afraid To Ask) | TechCrunch

Everything You Wanted To Know About The Giant Elance, oDesk Merger & Ensuing Backlash (But Were Afraid To Ask) | TechCrunch | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
While visions of strategic synergies and competitors running for cover danced in the heads of company executives, the scores of freelancers who use oDesk and..
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Are CEOs Prepared for the Future of Work?

Are CEOs Prepared for the Future of Work? | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
MBO Partners released its 3rd Annual State of Independence in America report in September and the results validate a significant set of shifts in the work landscape that should have every CEO in the c...
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Gene has unique insight to the trends impacting the changing workforce serving the F100.  THis is a great article to understand the coming changes and what CEOs can DO about it today.

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Staffing employment up 15% this year - Dayton Business Journal

Staffing employment up 15% this year - Dayton Business Journal | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
Staffing employment up 15% this year
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Freelancers Are Getting Pulled Into Worker Misclassification Fights

Freelancers Are Getting Pulled Into Worker Misclassification Fights | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
States are increasingly going after employers that they consider to have mislabeled employees as freelancers
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At Work Market we are working with companies that are leveraging contractors more and more and this risk is real.  We've seen many clients undergo these audits and come to the realization that it is better to outsource this risk than try to deal with it alone.

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The Ultra-Flexible Workforce Model: Talent as a Service | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

The Ultra-Flexible Workforce Model: Talent as a Service | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it

During the past few years, the definition -- as well as the look and feel -- of both the workplace and the workforce has been dramatically transormed.

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Independent Contractor Versus Employee - What's the Difference? - Business 2 Community

Independent Contractor Versus Employee - What's the Difference? - Business 2 Community | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it

There’s a big difference between hiring a full-time employee and working with an independent contractor, and businesses have been called out before for getting the two confused.

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Freelancing in America: Rise of the Contingent Workforce

Freelancing in America: Rise of the Contingent Workforce | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
Companies no longer have the luxury of coddling a static workforce and are quickly moving to a more contingency-based model where freelancers will become the engine that drives productivity and innovation...
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Love this quote, "We live in an on-demand world where speed is everything and companies better be prepared to keep up, or get left behind."  Adapt or Die!

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NextCrew Blog: Contingent Workforce Trends of 2013

NextCrew Blog: Contingent Workforce Trends of 2013 | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it

Here are some important things to know about various aspects of contingent staffing from 2013. 

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Work Market Releases Study Showing Accelerated Growth in Demand for Freelancers Across the United States

Work Market Releases Study Showing Accelerated Growth in Demand for Freelancers Across the United States | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 -- The study, including data through the end of August 2013, finds that the demand, spending, and wages for freelancers has risen across a wide variety of sectors and geographic locations.
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Once companies have the visibility and control necessary to scale a contractor workforce, we see them ramping usage dramatically.

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MBO Partners and Work Market announce online staffing partnership

MBO Partners and Work Market announce online staffing partnership | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
MBO Partners and Work Market announced today a partnership signaling significant change in the online staffing segment.
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WorkMarket has always been ahead of the pack when it comes to compliance, now credibility with the enterprise has been enhanced with the MBO partnership.

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Temporary jobs on rise in today's shifting economy

Temporary jobs on rise in today's shifting economy | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — While the U.S. economy has improved since the Great Recession ended five years ago, part-time and "contract" workers are filling many of the new jobs.
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Jeffrey Leventhal speaks about Work Market and work markets

Jeffrey Leventhal speaks about Work Market and work markets | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Leventhal is the co-founder and CEO of Work Market, a work placeform (marketplace + platform = placeform) company, competing with eLance and others. Jeffrey was formerly CEO and founder of OnForce.com and the CEO & founder at Spinback.
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Your next job, next year, may be self-employment ( - IT Management )

Your next job, next year, may be self-employment ( IT Management ) The tech industry is seeing a shift toward a more independent IT workforce.
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Freelancer.com shares soar by 400%

Freelancer.com shares soar by 400% | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it

Shares in the Australian online jobs site, Freelancer.com, have soared by as much as 400% in the company's stock market debut.

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This is only the beginning...

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Elance Pairs Hunt For Temp Work With Cloud Computing

Elance Pairs Hunt For Temp Work With Cloud Computing | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
The ranks of temporary online workers, apparently filling mostly humanities-type jobs like design and writing, continue to grow.
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Three industries -- staffing, retail and restaurants -- will be most affected by the Affordable Care Act - Cleveland Business News - Northeast Ohio and Cleveland - Crain's Cleveland Business

Three industries -- staffing, retail and restaurants -- will be most affected by the Affordable Care Act - Cleveland Business News - Northeast Ohio and Cleveland - Crain's Cleveland Business | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
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The Top 6 Reasons Independent Work is Here to Stay

The Top 6 Reasons Independent Work is Here to Stay | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
Contracting is a viable, long-term alternative to the traditional 9-to-5 job.
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Independent Contractors – Keeping it Real

Independent Contractors – Keeping it Real | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
Real independent contractors are easy to identify.  They are hired to perform a specific project, they bring their own tools, they have their own business cards, and they send you an invoice when...
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The March on the Enterprise Continues: oDesk Advances

The March on the Enterprise Continues: oDesk Advances | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
September has been a notable month for online staffing platforms pivoting their focus beyond SMBs and toward enterprise users of contingent workforce.
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Business Agility: The Contingent Workforce Paradox

Business Agility: The Contingent Workforce Paradox | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of market discussion now about business agility. My colleague Craig Le Clair just published a key report on the topic. He also blogs about it. Craig defines agility as: Business agility is the awareness and execution quality...
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The Talent Wars: Why Talent Will Be the #1 Focus in Contingent Workforce Management « CPO RISING – THE SITE FOR CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICERS & LEADERS IN SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

The Talent Wars: Why Talent Will Be the #1 Focus in Contingent Workforce Management « CPO RISING – THE SITE FOR CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICERS & LEADERS IN SUPPLY MANAGEMENT | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
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Freelancer.com founder Matt Barrie rejects $430 million buy-out to list on Australian stock exchange

Freelancer.com founder Matt Barrie rejects $430 million buy-out to list on Australian stock exchange | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
Freelancer.com's Matt Barrie has turned down numerous acquisition offers worth hundreds of millions of dollars and instead opted to list his company on the Australian stock exchange.
James Droskoski, VP @WorkMarket's insight:

Continued validation of the market opportunity of the contingent workforce.  They are looking at a $1 billion valuation on the ASX.

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Why Everybody's Going Freelance

Why Everybody's Going Freelance | The Changing Workforce | Scoop.it
Whether they're getting forced out of their jobs or freeing themselves from their organizations 17 million Americans are going solo. Here's what that...
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