Super Temps to the Rescue

Small Business Labs

CNBC's The Rise of the SuperTemp in the C Suite is another version of the HBR article focused on the increasing use of executive temps.   The demand for executive temps is growing and companies are responding. independent workers could be considered Super Temps.

Happy Retirement to someone who gave me a chance.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I temped here and there for a year. Finally, I got a job interview through the temp agency for a one-year contract. A few days ago I went to this man’s retirement party and there were a lot of nice things said about him. Thank you Mr. B for taking me on and I wish you all the very best in your retirement. Tags: taking a chance retirement mentor professional assistant legal assistant Administrative Assistant

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More Canadians Becoming Freelancers

Small Business Labs

Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

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Independent Work Growing Option for Gen Y and Seniors

Small Business Labs

  For older Americans, retirement looks daunting.  As we pointed out last week , most Americans feel a traditional retirement is financially out of reach. Because of this, aging boomers and others are planning on working past traditional retirement age.   But as Reuters Older Americans Learn New Trades in Tough Job Market points out, it's not easy to continue working once you approach retirement age or move past it.

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Day in the life: Catherine Thomas, EA, Public Health Wales

Practically Perfect PA

In London, I met my husband-to-be (now ex) and I ended up retiring and moving to the Caribbean for 5 years. I worked and temped at various places in general administrator/secretarial roles until I found a job where I really felt I could make a difference.

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NOT, “Just An Admin!”

Office Dynamics

It began several years ago when I started working for Mr. H as a temp. When I helped Mr. K through his transition to retirement and assisted his replacement, Mr. A into his new role as the leader of the company, I knew I was more than JUST an admin! Designed by Freepik. Have you ever said, or heard an admin say, “I’m just an admin?” I have. And I’ll admit it – I’ve said it too.

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Top Ten Small Business Trends for 2012

Small Business Labs

  Senior Independents:   Also driving the growth of independent workers is the increasing number of mature workers (those aged 55+) becoming independent (freelancers, consultants, temps, etc.).    Others will become independent because they have no other job options, and/or financial pressure to continue working beyond traditional retirement age.  Below is our fifth annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list. 

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The Structural Shift to a Contingent Workforce

Small Business Labs

  The CNN article focuses on the growing use of temps

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On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was out of work, temping here and there for a year. Don’t underestimate the value of temping. Working for a temp agency can either land you a full-time job or help to keep you employed while you are looking. Taking on temp jobs will introduce you to potential employers where you can showcase your abilities. When you are temping act as if you are on an interview every day. In 1985 I left the office to be a stay-at-home mom.

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Standard Operating Procedures: Tips for Creating Business Systems | Office Organization & Office Efficiency | OfficeArrow

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MBO Partners State of Independence in America Study

Small Business Labs

For the last 6 months or so we've been partnering with MBO Partners and Rockbridge Associates  on a deep dive research project on independent workers - freelancers, contractors, temps, solopreneurs, etc.    Respondents were most concerned about a lack of predicable income (56%), job pipeline worries (46%) and planning for retirement (46%). 

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Outsourcing Options For Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Virtual workers can be from a “Temp-Agency&# or a from contracting firms. By outsourcing to a VA rather than hiring an in-office assistant, you will never need to pay employment insurance, vacation pay, sick pay, or contribute to retirement plans and worker’s compensation.

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Which Person Would You Talk To?

Men With Pens

Here’s your retirement cheque, go build your house, put in a pool, and stay with your girlfriend for the rest of your life,&# then I would probably kill myself. Yosie – De temps en temps, j’ai le goût de faire de quoi en français, ou traduire mon blogue.

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