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The Gig Grows Up

The Gig Economy is generally defined as a trend in short term employment enabled by online platforms connecting workers with people hiring.  Sometimes this can be a job performed completed remotely.  For example Freelancer.com and Upwork specialize in web design, graphic design as well as accounting and writing tasks. These online platforms are evolving and […]

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IT May Be Moving To the Cloud, But People Still Have Their Feet on the Ground

The next boom in technology is already happening.  But this time it’s not based on companies simply acquiring technology or improving software. And it’s not based on Silicon Valley software startups.  This boom is driven by companies large and small, racing to keep up with the integration of technology into just about every commonplace interaction.  And […]

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Video: Socia Media Dos and Don’ts

Want to know how social media can help or hurt your career?  Watch this great Google Hangout with NESCO recruiter MaryJo Sciortino.    There’s no shortage of articles and videos telling you to not do something embarrassing or compromising…and you definitely SHOULD avoid those Facebook career killers. But Sciortino has a refreshing take on careers […]

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What’s Your Email Strategy?

Email is a major problem for most people, given the amount of attention the topic gets from blog posts, advice columns, and even entire books. Laura Shin at Forbes.com has some sound advice in her article “‘Don’t Check Email First Thing’ Is Unrealistic For You? Try This Instead” So the impulse to say, “Don’t check […]

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Smartphones and Work

News about Blackberry just keeps getting worse.  Earlier the company announced a buy out deal and now the company reports that it lost a billion dollars in three months. What does the fall of the once mighty Blackberry say about smartphones in the business world?  You can argue about technology, but there are points to […]

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Should You Bring Your Own Gadget?

It used to be that employees got a desk and a phone.  Then a PC.  Then laptops.  Then cell phones.  Blackberries.  Smartphones.  The discussion evolved and became about how these gadgets were letting work travel home with us, invading our private time and even vacations. But then something happened.  People started loving their gadget.  Now […]

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Email: What’s In Your Signature

Email signatures are still one of the last uncodified pieces of online communication in the professional world.  Think about it.  Some people don’t have a signature at all.  Some include their phone number.  Some don’t.  Some include social media connections. Most do not.  Some companies have a policy on email signatures.  Many leave it to […]

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Defining a Culture of Flexibility The Real Issue in Work from Home Debate

When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced in February that the company would no longer allow employees to work from home, it launched a media storm.  Actually, it launched several media storms and the story became whatever anyone seemed to want to make it.  Here’s part of what she said: To become the absolute best place […]

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Email Cheats?

Email can hang like an albatross around your proverbial career neck whether your a CEO or a recent college grad in your first job.  The shear amount of email that comes into our boxes can be overwhelming and can take away from the true purpose of work: returning voice-mails. Merlin Mann has been advocating something he call […]

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The Plumber vs. Nike: Who Needs Social Media More?

A study by Citibank recently showed that small businesses aren’t using the web to nearly they extent that they “should.”  Commenting on the study, Jason Fall for Social Media Explorer summed up the prevailing attitude this way: Wanna know what real businesses are doing with digital marketing? Here’s a few of the findings: 81 percent don’t (that means […]

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NESCO Wins Inavero’s Best of Staffi­ng® Award Five Years Running

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