Strategies for Effective Remote Teamwork

In 2020, millions of people transitioned to working remotely, dramatically changing the business landscape. Improving remote teamwork has become a main concern as the pandemic rages on and more and more companies are embracing the remote work model as a…

Hiring Employees vs Independent Contractors: What You Need to Know

When your company needs new people, who should you hire? This decision can be more complex than simply finding the most qualified worker. Should you recruit an independent contractor, or hire an official employee? It’s important to understand the difference…

Remote Employee Onboarding and Training

Not being able to meet with future employees or recently hired ones presents several challenges, including how to give candidates a real feel for the job and the company culture. This checklist will help businesses plan for remote employee onboarding…

PRESS RELEASE: Technology Freelancer Marketplace Names Rachael Mahoney Co-CEO

Freelancer marketplace technology company CareerGig has named co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Rachael Mahoney as co-CEO and co-Chairman of the Board, the Palo Alto, California and Arlington, Virginia-based startup announced today. Co-founder and current CEO Greg Kihlstrom will also transition into the co-CEO role.

New Report: Freelancers and the Benefits Gap: 2021

The agile workforce is on the rise, and freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, and self-employed professionals that participate benefit like never before from increased flexibility and opportunities associated with this way of working. However, going independent is not without its challenges. While going independent has great rewards, it also presents challenges. While there is increased freedom to work when, where, how, and for who they want, there are gaps in the amount of stability and financial security that many freelancers experience.

Fast Company: Here’s how to fix what’s sapping your team’s energy

Zoom happy hours? Check. Slack channels for #dogs and #sourdough? Check. Free meditation apps for everyone? Check. Businesses have thrown a lot of solutions at rising frustration, fatigue, and stress in the workplace. Is it working? The jury’s out. In June, the CDC reported that 40% of U.S. adults struggled with mental health and substance use issues associated with COVID-19.

How Hybrid Teams Are Critical To Growth

The workforce is in a continual shift as markets change, companies grow and refocus, and external factors shape how, when and even where we work. Because of these considerations, and countless others, companies need to be agile in their approach to the composition of their workforce. Hybrid workforces build on this idea, by creating teams that are a mixture of full-time, long-term employees and short-term contract and freelance workers.

World Economic Forum: How COVID-19 has hit offshore freelancers – and how they can bounce back

COVID-19 has accelerated the trend toward remote work, as organizations adapted quickly to lockdowns by asking those employees able to do so to work home. Consequently, nearly 40% of employees have been working remotely in OECD member countries during the pandemic, an unprecedented shift in labour dynamics.

HR Dive: Nearly 75% of employer holiday parties will be virtual, survey shows

Less than one-quarter (23%) of companies are planning holiday celebrations this year, down from a little more than three-quarters (76%) last year, according to a Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc, survey of 189 HR professionals. Of those planning a celebration, nearly three-quarters will hold virtual events, according to the Oct. 26 report.

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