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Ultimate Software, a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions in the cloud, today released a new data report on the state of remote work and employee attitudes in the United States. Remote work has reached a tipping point, moving from emerging trend to new workplace reality—an estimated  23%  of the U.S. workforce now works remotely at least part of the time. With 40% of...
Steady , a groundbreaking platform building a better future for America's workforce, today unveiled its inaugural Steady Gig Employment Index that highlights never before revealed earnings data for one of America’s fastest growing employment classes - the gig worker. As part of Steady’s growing commitment to today’s gig employment worker, the Steady Gig Employment Index highlights proprietary earnings data from tens of...
prAna, creator of the  Clothing for Positive Change  movement and maker of stylish, versatile, and sustainably-made apparel, announced today the launch of their  Dream Job Promotion . Through this program, prAna is seeking one courageous person who is willing to quit their day job to pursue their passion. To entice them to take the leap, prAna is offering $100,000 to jumpstart their new career and get their dreams off...
Upwork , the largest freelancing website, today released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills in a quarterly series. It sheds light on new and emerging skills and provides real-time validation of current trends in the labor market and tech industry. According to a new  report , nearly half (48%) of hiring managers agree...
Here's a look at whats happening in the world of digital nomads. New Service for Health Insurance for Remotees Former British Prime Minister Theresa May once said “if you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere”. And while that sentiment would be considered risible by just about anybody who works in today’s outward-looking technology industry, if you are a digital worker of the world, you...
If you keep up with business trends, chances are you’ve come across a lot of discussion around freelance workers. A growing trend throughout the global economy, hiring freelancers instead of regular, full-time staff members has the potential to help businesses simplify operations and maximize profits. But can this trend really help your small business succeed? The answer may surprise you, so keep on reading to learn more about using...
Here's a look at whats making news in the remote world. Pizza Party Planning Service for Remoters In what is truly a sign of the popularity of remote work, a digital agency called  Planetary  has launched a new service called Pizzatime to arrange virtual pizza parties for companies with far-flung employees. The service will ask for a date and the expected number of attendees for the remote meeting. It will then provide an...
Here's a list of articles that caught our eye recently about remote work. Give them a read. MORE STARTUPS ARE LAUNCHING WITH DISTRIBUTED WORKFORCE Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends Report shows that 5% of the American labor force works remotely (nearly double the 3% in 2000), representing over 8 million Americans. Also, nearly 50% of the US workforce has spent at least some time working remotely.  Read more...
If you haven't heard about the gig economy, you've been living in a cave. Believe it or not, the gig economy - also known as "non-traditional employment" - will be the primary income source for 43 percent of the American workforce by next year. Like real estate, the economy is all about location, location, location. Not all states offer a potential robust income for gig economy workers. The best locations offer a mix of...
Most employees prefer to spend some time in an office (83%) over being fully remote, according to a  new Clutch survey  of 503 full-time employees. Why? In-office work helps employees collaborate with coworkers and feel included in the company's culture. "Most work-from-home employees I know enjoy knowing there is a spot, even if not a designated spot, for them at the office when needed," said Bethany Babcock, owner...
Insights from freelance knowledge worker respondents to the “Freelancing in America” survey help understand why 54% say “there is no amount of money where they would definitely take a traditional job ” New data from Upwork, the largest freelancing website, suggests that most people don't understand the freelance lifestyle. According to  Freelancing in America: 2018 , the most comprehensive study of the...
Work at Home for contact centers and support functions is a rock solid staffing and business continuity strategy. It saves companies money, and is viewed a high value benefit by employees," says Michele Rowan, President of Customer Contact Strategies. "Deployment strategies vary, and drivers for adding work at home vary, but the results are steadfast. It improves employee satisfaction and retention, and makes scheduling much more productive."...