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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 Staffing Industry Analysts Temp Worker Forecast

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is a research and industry analyst firm that focuses on contingent work. Their clients are staffing industry firms and corporations that employ contingent and/or temporary workers. The recently released their 2022 employment projections and U.S. staffing industry forecast. The key SIA forecast is that U.S.

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The Two Sides of the Temp Economy

Small Business Labs

The NY Times article The Rise of Permanent Temp Economy provides an interesting look at the history of temporary work in America.    The author argues the temp industry in America was created by exploiting gender stereotypes in the 1950s and 1960s.   And I agree many temp jobs are bad.   Also, about 2.2

1 in 4 Employees Regularly Work With Temps

Small Business Labs

 Half of all employees interact with temps at least occasionally. This clearly shows the growing importance contingent labor is playing.

Temps Working More Hours Than Employees

Small Business Labs

Prior to the Great Recession temporary workers worked, on average, fewer hours per week than regular employees.  This means the average U.S.

Use of Contract Labor by Sole Proprietors Surging

Small Business Labs

The IRS recently released the 2013 data on sole proprietors. In 2013 there were a bit over 24 million sole proprietors reporting about $1.34

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Do Gig Workers Like Their Jobs? It's All About Choice, Flexibility, and Control

Small Business Labs

Our research indicates temps, on-call workers, day workers and others with little work control often fall into this category. 

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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.) rely on word of mouth/referrals for getting business.

How to Stay Your Professional Best During Summer

Office Dynamics

Is your company cost conscious therefore keeping the temp in the office higher than you would like it? I hope you are staying cool. Drink water!

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A Day in the Life: Simone White, PA, BlackRock

Practically Perfect PA

What does your career path look like? I took all my skills learned from my studies to organise people and offices instead. The variety. Expenses!

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Is the Staffing Industry Facing a Kodak Moment?

Small Business Labs

The data overwhelmingly shows the use of non-W2 labor is growing at a much greater pace than overall employment or the growth in temp labor.

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11 Halos - Part 3 (reporting & fans)

Loosely Speaking

Received equipment, signed up for his new insurance program (yeah!), had a physical and a workout. Then, the fans. Katella Ave. Loose Ends.

Autonomy, Control and Self-Employment Satisfaction

Small Business Labs

 Key quote from the article: Organizational psychologists are finding that self-expression has deep links to productivity.

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Why Companies Are Increasing Their Use of Contingent Labor

Small Business Labs

by corporations. And according to their research report The State of Contingent Workforce Management 2014-2015 this growth is going to continue.

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Grim Job Market Continues for Young Americans

Small Business Labs

The grim job market is a key reason more young Americans are pursuing work as independents (temps, freelancers, etc.).

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Many Americans Planning to Go Freelance

Small Business Labs

" Earlier in the survey the term independent worker is defined to include freelancing, temping, self-employment, etc. 

5 tips for Being a Freelance Worker

On The Job

When employers hire a temp for a full-time position, they often offer a higher salary than if making an outside hire. Being vocal.

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The Contingent Workforce and Public Decision Making

Small Business Labs

" The article goes on to suggest that governments at all levels need to respond to the rapidly growing number of contingent (freelancers, contractors, temps, etc.) The Contingent Workforce and Public Decision Making is an article in the Spring issue of Public Sector Digest. workers with new policies and approaches.

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

Practically Perfect PA

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.

More Canadians Becoming Freelancers

Small Business Labs

Follow us on Twitter Emergent Research EMERGENT RESEARCH is focused on better understanding the small business sector of the US and global economy.

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

PA retention rates will be at an all time high and this will remove company expenditure on temps. Have a launch event to promote the PA network.

Top 5 Tips for Finding Great Employees (cheaply!)

The Small Business Blog

Temp agencies are useful – look at them as being a trial period for potential employees. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network!

The GAO Finds Twice as Many Self-Employed as the BLS

Small Business Labs

The GAO includes the following in their definition: Agency temps: (1.3%). According to a recently released report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), 40% of the U.S. workforce is contingent, up from 30% in 2005.  On-call workers (people called to work when needed (3.5%). Contract company workers (3.0%). 3.3%). Workforce.

11 Halos - Part 2 (signing day)

Loosely Speaking

He heads to Tempe in the morning for physical and workout. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs 11 Halos – Part 2 (signing day) Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm // By: // Category: Baseball Just back from meeting with Angels scout, John Gracio. Contract and rookie league explained. And he signed.

More on Academic Freelancers

Small Business Labs

Adjunct faculty is what colleges and universities call temp or part-time professors.  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.  Of those, more than 1.3

45 Idioms with “Roll”

Daily Writing Tips

a rolling stone gathers no moss : a proverb meaning that one who remains active will not become complacent or hidebound. ready to roll : prepared.

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"Gig" - The Word of the Year

Small Business Labs

NPR's Goodbye Jobs, Hello 'Gigs': How One Word Sums Up A New Economic Reality  covers the history of the word "gig" and suggests it as the 2015 word of the year. Now we have to get more people to understand that the shift to the gig economy isn't all bad. 

The Rise of the Task Economy

Small Business Labs

I was at a party on Sunday and the host had hired a contractor from  TaskRabbit to man the barbecue.   Welcome to the task economy.

The job of looking for a job

Laughing all the Way to Work

1) Do try the temp agencies. When on a temp job, work as if you are on probation all the time. When you go for an interview you have to keep in mind that they really do want to hire someone, but you have to make it worth their while to hire you. Look at being unemployed as a full-time job and what you are trying to do is sell yourself.

Gen Y Independents Non-Profit Oriented

Small Business Labs

The article covers one of the more interesting statistics from MBO Partners State of Independence Study , which is 22% of Gen Y (born 1980 to 2000) independent workers (freelancers, temps, etc.) We posted the article  Gen Y Independents: Socially Oriented and Serving Non-Profits over at MBO Partners blog.

Green Colleges in the US Lead the Way in Sustainability

Eco-Office Gals

Luckily, not everyone has waited this long to get involved in saving our planet. And it isn’t just lip service. photo by: kevin dooley.

How to Handle Your Career Stress

On The Job

The world we envisioned before the Great Recession may be quite different than the existence we have today. Well, some of us have. Start with “maybe.”

Independent Work Growing Option for Gen Y and Seniors

Small Business Labs

Because of this situation, we've decided to conduct deeper research dives this summer on millennial and aging boomer/senior independent workers (freelancers, temps, contractors, etc.). The overall job market is obviously weak, but things are particularly tough for younger and older Americans. In the U.S.,

News on the Growing Contingent Workforce

Small Business Labs

Lot's of recent news about the continued growth of the contingent workforce, which is the term the corporate world uses for what we call the independent workforce - freelancers, contractors, independent consultants, temps, etc. Recent articles on this topic from the corporate point of view include: 1.   2.   3.   5.

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Caterpillar's Growing Flexible (Contingent) Workforce

Small Business Labs

Like many large corporations Caterpillar, the Illinois-based heavy equipment maker, is increasing the size of their contingent workforce (freelancers, contractors, consultants, temps, etc.).   What's interesting about Caterpillar is they've decided to include information on contingents in their quarterly earnings releases.

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.).  Below is our fifth annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.    Links to our prior lists are available here.  

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MBO's Independent Worker Study

Small Business Labs

  This study will examine the significant and growing independent worker (self-employed, freelancer, contractor, temps, etc.) MBO Partners has announced the kickoff of its first annual " State of Independence in America " study.  movement in the US.   contingent workforce Freelance Independent workers

The Rise of Gen X Independents

Small Business Labs

 Which is one reason why we recently worked with MBO Partners on a study of Gen X Independent Workers (freelancers, temps, self-employed, etc.). Generation X (ages 33-48) encompasses roughly 50 million Americans born between 1965 and 1980. This generation is sandwiched between two much larger generations - the Baby Boomers and Gen Y.

Academic Freelancer Woes

Small Business Labs

 And since there is a glut of Ph.Ds in many fields, schools don't have to pay well to attract temp professors.  Many colleges and universities are in financial trouble , which means more temp faculty members. Adjuncts are freelance faculty who are paid per course taught. Independent workers

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2011

Small Business Labs

  Freelancers Realize They're Small Business Owners:   The last few years have seen strong growth in the number of contingent workers - freelancers, part-timers, temps and contractors.  Continuing our annual tradition, below is our Top 10 Small Business Trends list for 2011.  GDP increasing 3%-3.5%. 

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