Many Americans Planning to Go Freelance

Small Business Labs

As part of the MBO Partners State of Independence study a national, statistically significant survey of adult (ages 21+) Americans is conducted. " Earlier in the survey the term independent worker is defined to include freelancing, temping, self-employment, etc. 

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Word of Mouth is How Freelancers Find Jobs

Small Business Labs

It's not surprising that independent workers (freelancers, temps, self-employed, etc.) Survey data from the MBO State of Independence study shows that 67% of independent worker respondents listed word of mouth as the most important source for getting assignments.

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More on Academic Freelancers

Small Business Labs

Adjunct faculty is what colleges and universities call temp or part-time professors.   The report covers the result of a survey of academic freelancers (the adjuncts).  Many  colleges and universities are in financial trouble , which means more temp faculty members. A Portrait of Part-Time Faculty Members is a report on the duties and pay of adjunct university faculty. According to the report, there are about 1.8

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Corporations Hiring More Contingent Talent

Small Business Labs

  The tagline of the study is "the future of work is here" By this they mean contingent talent - freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, temps etc. - Ardent Partners has released its State of Contingent Workforce Management 2015-2016 report.

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Book Review: Raw Deal - How the Uber Economy is Screwing American Workers

Small Business Labs

Because of this dark side, we need better laws and protections for temps, contract workers and others being unfairly exploited or in need of more economic security.  Only 45% of traditional full time employees surveyed reported they were very satisfied. 

2015 130

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

It would be useful to conduct an interim evaluation after about 6 months to see whether the network is working – you could potentially roll out an anonymous informal survey to gauge interest levels.

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.    The research consisted of two national, representative surveys and in-depth interviews with independent workers. 

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225 Foreign Phrases to Inspire You

Daily Writing Tips

autres temps, autres moeurs : other times, other customs. tour d’horizon : circuit of the horizon (general survey). Here’s another writing challenge for you, a sequel to 150 Foreign Expressions to Inspire You. I’ve listed foreign phrases that eloquently draw, in just a few words, a portrait of a person or a situation.

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