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Supertemps: Why It Pays to Get Smart About Nontraditional Talent

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When big companies want to move quickly, they need to re-examine internal practices, not just look at the market. It’s an argument we’ve been making for years—one we’re pleased to see gaining traction as corporate leaders look for new ways to power organizational agility. According…

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Independents in the Expert Economy

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When most people think of the “gig economy,” the gigs that immediately come to mind are often the ones we associate with our everyday lives—the ones that are within a few taps’ reach. Need groceries? Tap, tap, tap. Need a ride? Tap, tap, tap. Need…

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Reinventing Hiring: Jobs in the Gig Economy

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As individuals, it’s not hard to feel the effects of accelerating technological change. Companies—not to mention public policy—move more slowly. Most organizations already recognize the advantages that technological advancement offers: enhanced organizational agility, increased efficiency, and improved productivity. Yet the monumental challenge of overhauling outdated,…

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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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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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How Procurement Can Drive New Business Growth

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According to Ardent Partners, 71% of executives cite agility as one of their top business challenges, and 64% say it’s a struggle to find, engage, and source the right talent across the enterprise. All of this carries big implications for Procurement and HR leaders when…

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2017: The Year The Gig Economy Took Center Stage

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At Business Talent Group, we’ve long been bullish about the high-end gig economy. In particular, we’re excited by its massive potential for keeping companies more nimble and competitive—and for giving knowledge workers more control over when and how they exercise their talents. In 2017, it…

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The Rise of Freelance Talent is Reshaping Modern Companies

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We are in the midst of one of the biggest workforce transformations since the industrial revolution: the rise of the independent contractor. Freelance work is by no means a new thing, but the landscape has grown beyond photographers and writers to include marketing executives and…

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