4 Ways a Leading Cloud-Based Software Company Optimized their Workforce (Case Study)

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CASE STUDY Vertical: Technology | Type: Workforce Management Many businesses today are embracing an increasingly independent labor force that is a strategic mix of full-time, independent, and offshore talent. A blended workforce offers enterprises the ability to scale work up and down depending on market needs. This approach not only gives businesses ready access to…

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3 Proven Client Retention Strategies for Small Business

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When you run your own company, you are the face of your business on a daily basis. That require finding ways to keep your clients coming back so you maintain a steady flow of work. Always be thinking ahead, so gaps in your work don’t turn into gaps in your income. Getting work often comes…

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6 Alternatives to Working From Home for Independent Contractors

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While working from home may be convenient for some, it can be isolating and distracting for others. Here are 6 alternatives to a home office, along with benefits and drawbacks so you can make an informed decision. 1. Coworking Space Pros: While most coworking spaces do charge membership fees, they are relatively inexpensive and generally…

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10 Do’s and Don’ts to Follow when Working with Independent Contractors

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If you’re looking to engage a top independent contractor for your next project, there are a few tips and best practices to keep in mind. Follow these simple steps to ensure project success! DO THIS NOT THIS Develop job descriptions tailored to the independent contractor audience Market the project scope in addition to the desired…

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How to Set Your Small Business up for Success

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Embarking on a career as an independent professional can be equal parts excitement and nerves. Starting your own business requires a lot of planning and forethought—and those requirements do not necessarily diminish as you move forward. In order for your business to be successful, it’s important to constantly be thinking ahead and setting goals for…

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How to Onboard a New Client: 6 Steps

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You are ready to get to work on a new project: you’ve negotiated your contract and it is signed. But while a lot of the upfront hard work is over, don’t jump in too quickly! Taking the time to properly onboard a new client is a key part of the initial process that can easily…

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5 Tips for Hiring Independent Contractors

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Hiring a full-time employee is a very different process than engaging an independent contractor. In general, full-time employees are the best option for ongoing business needs that are a core competency of your company. Independent contractors offer flexible options for project-based work, or when you need to bring on specialized expertise for a particular deliverable.…

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4 Ways to Increase Your Return on Investment Using Contractors

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More companies are incorporating independent contractors into their talent strategy and they do so because there is a significant return on investment for doing so. Here’s why. There are a variety of dynamics and nuances at play when it comes to managing the lifecycle of independent talent, but there three components that all investments share:…

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