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Working Remotely: Trend or Future of Work?

If you Google “remote working” you’ll come across a slew of articles about how telecommuting is on the rise.This Tech Cocktail article says 6.1 million individuals in the U.S. are currently considered remote workers, and that number is only projected to rise. Despite Marissa Mayer’s famous opposition to it, working remotely has had some really good press lately, and it’s not hard to see why.

Here are three big reasons working remotely is good for you and your empoyees:

1. No Commute

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On Keeping Millennial Workers Engaged

Within the past few years, magazines like Forbes, Inc. and Fast Company have flooded us with articles about Millennials and how they feel about work. Because that generation will account for 75% of the global workforce by 2025, (and currently account for 36% of the American workforce), Gen Y’s work behaviors really should be noted.

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Are Cafés the New Office?

The freelance economy is in a consistent state of growth, and with it comes a big rise of remote workers. Among the greatest benefits of being a remote worker is the ability to work from anywhere.

Your bed, a coffee shop, an island off Italy – wherever it is, you can work from there as long as you have an internet connection. Being remote workers ourselves, we often find ourselves at cafes next to other freelancers, contractors or entrepreneurs.

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The Top Ten Reasons to Work Remotely

Being remote workers, we could go on and on about why it's the greatest way to work. But instead of rambling on we thought we'd just compile a list of reasons why we love it, and you can see for yourself it it's your cup of tea.

So, behold: the top ten reasons to work remotely:

10. You'll never feel obligated to go out to lunch with the same coworkers that you went out with yesterday.

9. You can work in your pajamas and nobody will ever know. Skyping with your clients? No problem! Just put on a nice top.

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The Rise of the Collaborative Workspace

By 2020, Millennials will make up 46 percent of the workforce. This is an incredible statistic because as most every article out there about Gen Y says, they aren’t satisfied with the typical 9-5 job. For the most part they crave autonomy and lean toward contracting or freelancing because of the freedom that comes with it.

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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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Should I Be a Specialist or a Generalist?

Everywhere we look we see that small business owners are opting for contractors instead of full-time employees. From Inc Magazine to Entrepreneur.com to Fast Company, this change is flooding content channels. (Here’s an example). And in fact, we’ve seen the number of contract hires in PredictiveTalent soar in the past couple years.

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What Does the Ability to Work Anywhere do to the Marketplace?

We’ve seen a lot of changes in recent years with the ability to work for anyone from anywhere. Countless executive assistants are picking up gigs as virtual assistants, helping small business owners run their businesses from the comfort of their home, a coffee shop or even a faraway destination. The same goes for accountants, graphic designers, website builders and more.

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