Week-in-Review: Technology Stimulates Growth, Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Welcome to our Week-in-Review series, Catalant’s roundup of all things on-demand economy, from events to newly minted reports to breaking news. What People Are Asking This Week:¬†How is technology stimulating the growth of the gig economy? What are drivers of the future of work? How do startups get noticed in the staffing industry? Are there any HR or staffing events …

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A Closer Look: The Mental Benefits of Remote Work and Unconventional Workspaces

It won’t surprise you that 80 percent of contingent workers report flexibility as the number one reason they prefer to gig. It’s not the pay. It’s not the dental coverage. And it certainly isn’t the stability that inspires your on-demand talent. It’s the freedom.   Now, let’s pivot to the enterprises that hire outside experts. You probably won’t be shocked …

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Creating a Flexible Work Culture: The Case for Summer Fridays

It’s a Friday afternoon on a beautiful summer’s day. You’re sitting at your desk and, instead of working, you’re counting down the hours until you can start your weekend. No matter how dedicated of a worker you are or how much you love your job, you know what I’m talking about. After all, being productive is hard enough on any …

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Facing the War on Talent Head On With Specialized Experts

It’s a busy Wednesday morning. As your computer hacks away at the repetitive mundane tasks that used to fill up all your time, you’re brainstorming a brand new marketing idea that will generate more leads. You’ve realized the days of dull routine are dwindling, as technology has freed you up to do the kind of deep thinking you do best. …

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Who are the Experts of HourlyNerd?

Imagine working on a big project such as a robust mobile app that connects your company to your customers in a new and unique way. You decide to hire an industry specialist who provides insights into the latest developments and research that your organization is not yet privy to internally. Blending together technology with various types of employees, the app …

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Everyone Needs Help: Your Sales Team Is No Exception

Talk to any sales team about their business and they’ll probably tell you that things are going great. After all, most sales professionals have been trained to put a positive spin on everything. Yet if you press a bit harder, chances are you’ll find that teams often struggle with a variety of challenges, ranging from the tactical to the strategic. …

Contingent Workforce Advocates: Driving Cultures of Continuous Learning and Training

Successful companies understand that they must evolve to meet the demands of the modern business landscape. The need to adapt to today’s dynamic market economy has never been stronger. The competitive advantage of the contingent workforce has never been more obvious.The extent to which digital has changed the way businesses hire employees comes as no surprise. But what perhaps no …

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Strategic Adaptability: The Key to Developing a Competitive Advantage

They say that the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes. Yet when it comes to the business world, there’s one other certainty that we can add to the mix: Things are constantly changing. That’s important because if you want to survive it means that you always need to be ready to adapt. Over the past …

Do More With Less: How Finance Teams Innovate Through External Talent Benches

The expectations placed on finance teams by business operations are shifting. With the explosion of access to data, increased demands of new business models, and greater opportunities for digital transformation, there is more pressure than ever for finance to lead business performance. Recognizing this opportunity, many organizations have invested heavily in financial services. This is good news – but the …

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Parting the Human Cloud: The Rise of Contingent Knowledge Talent

Large enterprises have been leveraging a growing contingent workforce for many years. Bringing skills into companies on an as-needed basis has increased versatility and reduced costs of personnel management for most of the Fortune 500. Indeed, these benefits have given rise to multiple species of staffing and software support, including Managed Service Providers (MSP) and Vendor Management Systems (VMS) to …

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The Future of Work: How Your Company Can Get Ahead

Catalant CEO and Co-Founder, Rob Biederman, presented at the Future of Work Austin event on March 8, 2017. In his presentation, he shared his thoughts on: The history of work The rise of the “gig” economy Why the lifetime “company man” ideal is gone What changes we can expect in the coming years Work is being reimagined; Click through the Slideshare to learn how …

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