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.

Many Americans Planning to Go Freelance

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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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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.

More on Academic Freelancers

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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

MBO's Independent Worker Study

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  This study will examine the significant and growing independent worker (self-employed, freelancer, contractor, temps, etc.)   The study has both qualitative and quantitative components, including interviews and focus groups of independent workers and a national survey.  MBO Partners has announced the kickoff of its first annual " State of Independence in America " study. 

Is Freelancing More Secure Than Traditional Employment?

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One of the more interesting data points from the MBO Partners State of Independence surveys is how independent workers (freelancers, temps, self-employed, etc.)   In our 2012 survey, 39% of the respondents said independent work is more secure than traditional employment. look at job security.  This is up from 33% who said independent work is more secure in 2011.

Corporations Hiring More Contingent Talent

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  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.

225 Foreign Phrases to Inspire You

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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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