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6 Key Factors to Successful Project Delivery

June, 25, 2013 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

Want to know the Secret formula to project delivery? As a Freelancer you are continuously entering new situations with lots of unknowns. You may not be familiar with the company, the people or even the industry or type of business. But no matter what the situation is, a good project manager delivers. So what are… Read the full article

The best damn homemade granola recipe! Brown bag it to work.

June, 20, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

Eating out at the office can get very expensive. What stops us from bringing our own lunches to work  everyday ? It is usually not having enough time and not having enough choice.  So here is an amazing recipe for homemade granola that is easy to prepare, can be made in bulk and stored, and… Read the full article

McKinsey Research on Untapped Talent

June, 11, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

In the McKinsey  article “Help Wanted: The future of work in Advanced Economies” (March 2012), the author mentions 5 trends that are influencing employment levels. One of which is untapped talent. “Advanced economies have growing pools of underused talent: older workers, women, and youth”. This segment of the population – more specifically: retirees, stay at home… Read the full article

Local Outsourcing Benefits

June, 06, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

There are many benefits for companies to outsource with local freelancers and these must be considered when looking at the different options of on-line talent marketplaces. Thanks to Talent Marketplaces on the web, companies now have access to a vast army of potential workers who are just a click away. As the June 1, 2013… Read the full article

Contingent Workforce : Prepare now for the new work era

June, 04, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

As far back as the mid 1990s MITs Sloan School of Management envisioned that by 2015 there would be a shifting network of contingent workforce. Companies would have the potential to maintain small regular workforces and increasingly rely on outsourcing a contingent workforce. Similar to the model used by the Hollywood film industry, specialized people… Read the full article

How to Successfully Outsource to Freelancers?

May, 23, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

Despite the many benefits of outsourcing over the past decade, many companies have only recently begun to implement its use while others are still in the planning stages. Before outsourcing to freelancer, you need to understand what is outsourcing, what are the benefits and what are the challenges when executing a project. To successfully outsource… Read the full article

Local Hire is the right choice: Attention Diane Finley

May, 14, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

There has been lots of talk recently in the news about the need to encourage companies to consider the local hire of temporary workers in Canada. This all came about when it was discovered that RBC had hired temporary foreign workers to replace their local hire employees. In a recent article by CBC news posted May… Read the full article

Top 5 Advantages of hiring a freelancer

May, 08, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

According to CNN Money we are entering the beginning of the era of the American freelancer. Employers enjoy many benefits from hiring freelancers or temporary workers. Let’s look at the top 5 advantages of hiring a freelancer. 1-Reduced overhead Consultants and freelancers do not receive health care, retirement benefits, vacation time and may not require additional office… Read the full article