The Weekly Independent: February 15, 2016
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.
Happy President’s Day, everyone! We hope you had a relaxing weekend and a Happy Valentine’s Day. Did you see our reasons to “love” being independent post? It will bring a smile to your face if you’re working on this holiday Monday.
- If you live by the mantra “time equals money,” you’ll love the Two Minute Rule technique for productivity.
- As co-working spaces continue to grow in popularity, so do the perks. From noise policies to business incubators to a new trend called co-living, here are a few of the top amenities you can now look for when searching for a new space.
- In late January, Lyft announced it had reached a settlement with drivers who sued for misclassification. Now that deal is under scrutiny from a California judge who isn’t sure if the drivers are correctly classified.
- The Next Web explores an interesting tech startup that is somewhere between gig work and traditional employment – the Jobbatical.
- Research from McKinsey provides insight into the future of work, specifically platform-based talent management systems.
- Speaking of talent management, MBO Partners is working with PwC on its new online talent exchange – see the analysis in Spend Matters.
- In ongoing data news, Congressional Research Service has a new report out on what the gig economy means for workers.
- 54% of on-demand workers are satisfied, says new data from Intuit. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
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