The Weekly Independent: February 28, 2022

By MBO Partners | February 28, 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.

  • Goldman Sachs revealed that the United States is experiencing the biggest labor shortage in postwar history as 3.6 million Americans have quit their jobs each month since April 2021.
  • A report released by Emsi Burning Glass also concurs that there is a talent shortage across the nation’s economy.
  • A Harvard Business Review article discusses the importance of technology on employee experience, especially as more organizations shift to hybrid or remote work arrangements.
  • Speaking of technology, a Computerworld article shares why organizations should upgrade their workforce management software to handle a dynamic workforce. 
  • Deloitte’s Steve Hatfield shares different methodologies that organizations can adopt to strengthen workforce connections in a remote work environment.
  • Prithwiraj Choudhury, a Harvard Business School professor, predicts that remote work will persist and that ‘work from everywhere’ arrangements will lead to a fairer workforce.
  • A Computerworld article shares how business travel will look different in the post-pandemic world.
  • LifeWorks revealed that more than 53% of American employees prioritize flexible work over career progression
  • A Vox article discusses the creator economy and how it became an emerging trend.
  • Based on a study conducted by Fiverr and Censuswide, 64% and 48% of US freelancers have profited from selling NFT-related services and metaverse-related services, respectively. 

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