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What’s in a Number? Unpacking the BLS Gig Data

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On June 7, for the first time in 13 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released numbers on the size of the gig economy, showing… little more than how difficult it is to properly size the segment, and a big picture that’s still hard…

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Doing the Right Things Well

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It’s common to see companies ranked for how they perform in various subset areas of the company. Best place to work, coolest office, highest revenue generated, etc. But what about the overall performance or effectiveness of a company? Back in September 2013, the Drucker Institute…

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Why Do So Many Corporate Projects Fail?

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If you’re among the whopping 2.5 percent of companies that successfully complete every project they start, congratulations! If you’re not, then you’ve probably wondered, at one time or another, where things are going wrong. Though it’s little comfort, that stat—from a PricewaterhouseCoopers study—shows you’re not…

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Why the Agile Organization is Bigger Than You Think

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There’s been a growing interest among big companies in the so-called agile organization and agile workforce. The Harvard Business Review outlines how agile methodologies—in which cross-functional teams are empowered to work independently and iteratively on large, complex problems—are transforming talent management, boosting productivity, and improving…

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Expand Your Reach with a Freelance Market Research Analyst

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As companies grow, they often reach a point where sales begin to plateau. They’ve captured all the interest they can with current offerings, with widespread adoption of core products and services. To achieve additional growth, they’ll need to look beyond current markets and expand into…

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Will Robots Take YOUR Job?

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By now, it’s long been clear that the future of work will include an assist from our robot friends. More ominously, according to a new report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), 1.4 million US jobs will be disrupted by technology and other factors…

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Behind the Buzzword: Human Cloud

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These days, it seems like everything is moving to the cloud—even people, if the hottest trend in HR and labor services procurement is any indication. So what’s the deal with the so-called human cloud? Find out everything you need to know about the hottest topic…

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NPR Takes a Closer Look at Freelance Work

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In January, NPR took a look at the rise of freelance work. Inspired by a Marist Poll about the American labor force, the series tackled everything from topline trends to the experiences of individual workers in industries as diverse as trucking, emergency medicine, and management…

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