Managing a Remote Workforce
It isn’t always easy to manage a flexible workforce. This article shares a few tips on how to effectively manage your workers, regardless of their location. (via Business 2 Community)
Straight Talk from the Customer: Promoting a Collaborative Relationship
Contingent workforce managers are looking for vendors who are timely, trustworthy and understanding of their needs. Here are a few important do’s and don’ts for vendors to consider when engaging in business with clients. (via Staffing Industry Review)
Last week we held our inaugural Fieldglass Best Practices Summit in London. We’ve received great feedback on our Chicago-based event over the years, so we were thrilled to finally introduce this annual event across the pond to our expanding European-based customers.
Freelance Nation: One Third of US Workers Are Freelancers
A recent study from The Freelancers Union shows that 34 percent of America’s workforce is freelancers. It’s time to accept this new economy and take a closer look at the nuances of freelance work. (via Yahoo)
Surviving the Dot-Com Crash
Fieldglass CEO Jai Shekhawat discusses the lessons he’s learned in 15 years of business, and shares six survival tips for startups. (via Built in Chicago)
When the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its August jobs report last week, the 142,000 new jobs created was a disappointment by almost any measure. Many economists were predicting job gains in the 220,000-240,000 range. The unexpectedly low number breaks the streak of six straight months with 200,000+ jobs created, signaling potential weakness moving forward. Additionally, the strong jobs report from June was revised down from 298,000 to 267,000.