Thanksgiving is practically here, and you can feel its presence. There’s a fresh chill in the air that creeps in on late afternoons. The darkness falls earlier, followed by the aroma of logs smoking within cozy hearths. The clerks at the market are frantically stocking the shelves. Then there are the elaborate plans drawn up to coordinate the efforts of recipe gathering, shopping, cooking, accommodating guests, laying out tables, and setting up for the big game. Yet the spirit of this season[...]
Structural changes are occurring in the way newer workers want to be, or expect to be, recruited. As we’ve detailed in past articles, online staffing platforms are poised to become formidable and influential forces in the talent wars of the future. Online staffing solutions allow freelancers and self-employed service providers to sell their services directly to businesses or consumers, in a system that encourages open dialog, socialization, community and collaboration.