Independent Workers Feeling More Secure

The 2018 MBO Partners State of Independence in America paints a nuanced picture of the 42 million Americans who work independently as independent professionals, contractors, consultants, freelancers, side giggers and more.   In this eighth year of the report, the longest-running comprehensive look at the independent workforce, American independents emerge as strong, mature, and satisfied.  Even… Continue reading Independent Workers Feeling More Secure

‘The world is changing:’ Why the contingent workforce isn’t going away

Follow Kathryn Moody on Twitter HR professionals are commonly told to “do more with less.  But if necessity is the mother of invention, disruption is the family member looming in the background holding a rolled up newspaper. Tightening resources, changing technologies and frustrated employees calling for more flexibility have forced HR professionals to find adaptable… Continue reading ‘The world is changing:’ Why the contingent workforce isn’t going away

The Impact Of Impending Labor Shortages On Field Service

by Michael R. Blumberg One of the most pressing concerns among field service executives is the impending shortage of skilled workers. These concerns are well-founded. The U.S. labor market is expected to face a shortage of approximately 8.2 million workers by 2027, reports Thomas Lee, head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors.  The U.S. labor… Continue reading The Impact Of Impending Labor Shortages On Field Service

Global Field Service Management Market Will Reach USD 6.68 Billion by 2023

(NEW YORK, NEWSWIRE)   Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Field Service Management Market by Solution (Work Order Management, Inventory Management, Customer Management, Mobile Field Service Management, Schedule, Dispatch, & Route Optimization, Billing, Invoicing, & Mobile Payments, and Others), by Deployment Mode (On-premises and Cloud), for Verticals (BFSI, Manufacturing, Telecom & IT, Retail,… Continue reading Global Field Service Management Market Will Reach USD 6.68 Billion by 2023

How the gig economy could help close the skills gap

By Gregory Ferenstein, contractor with Tech4America, a San Francisco-based tech policy nonprofit. Former President Obama often referred to the “train and pray” trap of workforce education, in which people intensively bury themselves in books and hope that there’s a job waiting for them on the other side of a credential.  In a new economic analysis,… Continue reading How the gig economy could help close the skills gap

Strategic Role of Project Management Elevated as Organizations Manage Disruptive Technologies

(Phialdelphia: Business Wire) According to a new in-depth report by Project Management Institute (PMI), 91 percent of organizations are feeling the impact of disruptive technologies and those that are not currently experiencing the impact are preparing for disruptive technologies to change their business over the next five years. From cloud and AI to IoT and… Continue reading Strategic Role of Project Management Elevated as Organizations Manage Disruptive Technologies

The Role of Community in Contingent Labor

Contingent labor is here to stay in the United States. Freelance work has been expanding in size and necessity over the past five years; an early 2016 report by Forbes suggests by 2020, freelancers will make up nearly 50 percent of the American workforce. With this comes a problem for companies: what role does culture… Continue reading The Role of Community in Contingent Labor