Remote work made digital nomads possible. The pandemic made them essential

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Digital nomads, ironically, are easy to locate. By nature of their lifestyle, many have built careers on the internet: sharing snapshots of dreamy landscapes spun from coconut palm trees and rainbow-colored villas, hosting blogs that detail the ins and outs of life perpetually on the road. In 2019, consulting firm MBO Partners found that 7.3 million American workers described themselves…

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3 Things to Consider When Implementing a Direct Sourcing Strategy

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Independent contractors are becoming an integral part of the workforce of many organizations and direct sourcing is a popular way to engage these workers. Direct sourcing enables access to and connection with top independent talent by facilitating a direct relationship between enterprise managers and independent workers. With a direct sourcing strategy in place, organizations no…

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Digital ‘nomadland’: Jacksonville earns top rank as best U.S. city for tech-savvy remote workers

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As part of what some are calling the Great Reshuffling, digital nomads relocate often, keeping familial and work connections online as they seek new adventures for months in unfamiliar destinations. That was borne out by talent provider MBO Partners’ 2020 “COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad” report, which shows that the number of digital nomads nationwide jumped by 49 percent…

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The Weekly Independent: May 17, 2021

The Weekly Independent

Being a successful independent contractor or a Client of Choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Harvard Business…

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Will going back to the office stimulate productivity?

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Once an organisation understands what its workforce is doing, it can then reorganise the work better, as well as automate many administrative and repetitive tasks. Now new talent platforms are emerging, such as Upwork and MBO Partners, which are building private talent exchanges for several enterprises. This allows organisations to respond to the ebbs and…

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Should I Hire a Consultant? 10 Myths

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If your business decides to engage independent contractor talent, a lot of questions will likely arise—especially if this is new territory for your company. There are many common misconceptions about the independent workforce, a 38-million strong talent pool. One important distinction to note is that independent professionals don’t just make up the on-demand economy—Uber and Lyft drivers,…

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4 Powerful Offline Marketing Strategies for Small Business

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There are many ways to market yourself for free online as a small businesses or independent professional. And with good reason—the Internet is a great leveler, giving every business, large or small, the same potential to reach its audience. But too often independent professionals focus entirely on online activities, neglecting to do much of anything…

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The Weekly Independent: May 10, 2021

The Weekly Independent

Being a successful independent contractor or a Client of Choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Google CEO…

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