Businesses Should Look to the Freelance Economy to Deliver Superior Field Service Outcomes

–NICK HEINZMAN with SPEND MATTERS Managing a modern-day field service function presents numerous challenges to business leaders. Consistently getting the right person for a service request to the right place at the right time has only become more difficult in today’s hyper-competitive, on-demand business environment. Because of this, field services spend, which often includes services essential to… Continue reading Businesses Should Look to the Freelance Economy to Deliver Superior Field Service Outcomes

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

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