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January 16, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

After years of dominance by startups like Uber and Airbnb, the gig economy is finally becoming a feature of America's corporations. According to Deloitte, up to 30 percent of many large companies' procurement spend now funds contingent work — that is, work performed by independent contractors, temporary workers, statement-of-work contractors, and similar non-employee workers. The business world's embrace…

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January 11, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

  You might not think of contingent workers when you're filling executive roles — but others certainly are. Believe it or not, 63 percent of executives say they'd switch to contract work if they could, and 47 percent of them would consider filling senior-level roles with contractors. So if your company is looking to fill top-tier positions,…

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January 5, 2018 Read time: 5 minutes

By: Tania Fiero Published By: The San Diego Business Journal. Mention corporate America in some circles, and the first word you'll hear is "greedy." Look to the media, and you'll see no shortage of stereotyping there, either. And this holiday season, you'll again watch Ebenezer Scrooge bully his employee Bob Cratchit. Honestly, I'm sick of…

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December 21, 2017 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development Published By: The San Diego Patch. It is never too early to start thinking about changes you want to make in the new year. Employers are now discovering the importance and benefits of high-quality professional development and career education opportunities for employees. "Nine in ten organizations surveyed by the…

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November 27, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, VP of Finance and Innovation Published By: ERE Recruiting Intelligence.  The skills needed for tomorrow’s workforce are changing more rapidly than university curricula can teach them. Some even doubt that the university system can deliver the skills required for an increasingly technology-driven market. For this reason, the youngest part of the workforce…

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November 21, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance and Innovation Published By: Young Upstarts.  Part of leading a small business is doing more with less, and labor costs are no exception. To compete with larger peers, most small businesses simply can’t afford to offer full-time positions with benefits. Technology is shrinking the world every day, creating…

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November 15, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, Vice President of Human Resources Published By: Business.com.  During the Iraq War, General Stanley McChrystal turned al-Qaida's "team of teams" strategy against it. Like a swarm of bees, a team of teams forms around its mission, dissolves and then reforms again. Take a page from McChrystal, and you'll discover just how much…

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August 30, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, VP of Finance and Innovation  Published By: TalentCulture.  Not long ago, contingent work was mostly one and done. Gigs were few and far between, so freelancers learned to look around for work. A different day, a different gig. In recent years, however, contingent work has found its footing. Now, with 51 percent of executives…

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August 2, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development  Published By: Business 2 Community  Think the gig economy is all Uber drivers and freelance writers? Think again. That may have been true in its early days, but this burgeoning workforce now powers all sorts of sectors. Contingent workers — including contract employees, freelancers, and independent consultants —…

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May 1, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

You could say they traded their power suits for Power Wheels.  A whopping 30% of American women chose leave the workforce to raise their kids, according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor.  But what happens when this tsunami of talent wants to opt back in? For many moms reentering the…

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