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What Smart Phones and Virtual Talent Services Have in Common

The way the world functions has changed dramatically since Apple introduced us to the iPhone and iPads. Gone are the days in which you get into arguments around the dinner table over how many feet are in a mile; all you need to do now is pull out your smart phone and type it into Google or ask Siri, and voila! The answer is at your fingertips.

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Delegation: The Essential to a Healthy, Growing Business

It used to be that entrepreneur magazines – Inc., Fast Company, Entrepreneur, etc. –would advise small businesses not to hire until it is absolutely necessary. Now the rules have changed and a common topic amongst the business professionals is to bring on help as soon as you need it … or even sooner.

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Connecting Busy Franchise Owners with Pre-Screened and Assessed Contractors

Franchise owners are busy people. Not only do they have a business to run, but they have employees to manage and standards to meet. Taking care of all the countless responsibilities a franchise owner has, hiring is just about the last thing they’d care to make time for.

That’s what we’re for.

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The New Age of Hiring

Last week we blogged about the importance of thinking differently.

We discussed the Sharing Economy, whereby people from around the country collaborate daily. We mentioned the difference between hiring a full-time assistant and contracting out part-time, project-by-project assistant work (which, by the way, could be done by someone on the East or West coast; in the North or South).

Today we are going to elaborate on the concept of hiring virtual talent. First, we must define it.

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Our Beef with oDesk and Elance

The influx of worldwide collaboration has a lot to do with sites like oDesk and Elance creating a marketplace where anybody could do any job from anywhere in the world. It’s a neat idea and is a convenient way for small business owners to get jobs done (such as design, proofreading, copywriting, web creation, and more). But there’s something about these job boards that rub us the wrong way.

The issue we have with online work teams like these is twofold:

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Are you Using Our Job Board The Way You Should?

Small business owners: Are you utilizing PredictiveTalent to its full advantage? We're a job board, but in a way we're so much more than that. If you need some support with email management, language translation or word processing, we've got a talented, competent professional waiting for you. Just a little reminder of how this works:

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