October 5, 2015
The release of the MBO Partners 2015 State of Independence in America has been big news this week. If you haven’t already, take a look – the report features in-depth information on the 30.2 million people who call themselves “Independent” on a full- or part-time basis.
The report is full of useful information about the independent industry, but don’t take our word for it – Time, US News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance, SpendMatters and more are all talking about it.
- Despite lawsuits, more companies are turning to contract workers to fill open positions. Using a company like MBO helps companies mitigate risk, but also makes it easier for you, the independent, to engage with top names. This piece from Workforce gives insight into the evolving industry.
- The “Future of Work” is here, but what does that really mean? Jacob Morgan, author of the book by the same name, breaks the concept down into finite parts, such as freedom and flexibility, autonomy, customization, and choice.
- Harvard Business Review calls the rise of the independent contractor the “Work 3.0” era, and says that laws need to change accordingly.
- Stress is killing us – slowly. But “not letting it get to you” is easier said than done. Thankfully, these 31 resources can help.
With so much going on, we still know the importance of keeping up to date with the industry. That’s why we make it a priority to bring you the very best industry news each week our #IndependentLife roundup.
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News and notes for independent professionals and their clients. This is the October 17, 2016 edition.