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Sharing Economy

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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Think. Think Different.

There's an old saying that goes, If what you're doing isn't working, do something else. This is what we're all about at PredictiveTalent. We think about work in a different way and we want to share our thoughts and ideas with the rest of the world. This new way of thinking is about to make a big appearance -- and bigger impact -- in the workforce.

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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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