The Weekly Independent: April 25, 2022

By MBO Partners | April 25, 2022

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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.

  • Kelly Beckner, VP of Corporate Human Resources at MBO Partners, urges organizations to adopt a documented digital nomad policy to attract top talent while mitigating risk.
  • Deloitte Clients and Industries Leader Vasilis Kafatos thinks that digital nomads can help shape the future of hospitality, given that their number could reach 1 billion by 2035.
  • A CIO article cites the MBO Partners’ 11th Annual State of Independence in America report as it discusses why Chief Information Officers must build a staffing strategy that accounts for the rising number of independent workers.
  • These are five strategies on how to assemble and manage a freelance workforce.
  • With the rise of freelancers, Jon Clark, a managing partner at Moving Traffic Media, shares five tips on how to make a productive engagement and relationship with freelancers. 
  • Apple and Google recently announced that they will be requiring employees to report three days a week to preserve social capital to the dismay of the workers. However, this Fortune article claims that organizations can still build social capital in a hybrid and remote work environment by adopting the best practices.
  • A CNBC article shares how flexible work arrangements can lead to more inclusive and diverse organizations.
  • A Vox article explores why it is possible that the current state of work for many American workers may look very much the same in the future of work, which could only be changed by the persistence of a strong economy and better policy decisions.
  • An MIT Technology review article issues a case study of how the gig workers in Jakarta are quite different from other workers around the world who are mostly affected by algorithmic management.
  • A Fortune article shares a discussion of leaders in different industries about the corporate governance gymnastics to address the war for talent.  

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