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Appen to Acquire Leapforce

I’ve written about Leapforce (search engine evaluators) before, but haven’t ever written about Appen. Leapforce, Appen, and Lionbridge are all “rater” type independent contracting jobs, so it makes sense Appen is set to acquire Leapforce. Here’s the press release I ran across today . . .

Sydney, NSW Australia – November 29, 2017 – Appen Limited (ASX:APX) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Leapforce Inc… >>Continue reading Appen to Acquire Leapforce

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New CareerBuilder Study Reveals Lessons for Job Seekers & Recruiters That May Surprise You

careerbuilder-study-candidatesCHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — What can be a deal breaker for landing a new job or finding the right candidate? What do employers expect from candidates and vice versa? A new study from CareerBuilder answers these questions and more, providing unique insights for both job candidates and the employers who want to hire them.

The survey, which included 5,518… >>Continue reading New CareerBuilder Study Reveals Lessons for Job Seekers & Recruiters That May Surprise You

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The Benefits of Employee Telecommuting Infographic

As many as 30 million Americans work from home at least one day a week; of those, about 3 million never set foot in an office because they work from home full time.

What does this mean for businesses and workers?
If those with jobs compatible for telecommuting and a desire to work from home did so even half the time, the national savings would eclipse $700 billion a year.

Employees in all work-from-home arrangements, whether part time or full time, report less emotional and physical fatigue than on-site workers.

Find out about more benefits in this infographic, created for BOLT by InfographicWorld… >>Continue reading The Benefits of Employee Telecommuting Infographic

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3 Telecommuters Talking About Working At Home

It’s been a really long time since I went looking for telecommuting videos and listed a few of the best ones I could find on YouTube. If you dare to search YouTube for such, you’ll see there’s as much bunk there as elsewhere when it comes to working from home. This time I was surfing specifically for interviews with happy telecommuters and found these three. Enjoy!

In this… >>Continue reading 3 Telecommuters Talking About Working At Home

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World Wide Time Killer Survey From OfficeTime

I like infographics, who doesn’t? There’s a pretty cool one from the folks at OfficeTime illustrating the top 10 time killers and ways to thwart them. I don’t use OfficeTime.net for time tracking – though I think maybe I should give it a spin. I already track time for invoicing and productivity reasons,

As part of the infographic, there’s a flow chart that helps you figure out what kind… >>Continue reading World Wide Time Killer Survey From OfficeTime

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Telework Week & Telework Exchange Changes

It’s nearly time for the 3rd annual Telework Week, the global effort to encourage agencies, organizations, and individuals to pledge to telework anytime during the selected week. This year – Telework Week is from March 4-8, 2013.

Visit www.MobileWorkExchange/TeleworkWeek to pledge to telework during the week or to calculate the potential cost savings and environmental impact for doing so.

Telework Exchange touted more than 71,000 individuals and… >>Continue reading Telework Week & Telework Exchange Changes

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5 Ways To Work Smarter In The New Year

With the New Year comes the promise of new resolutions. Some of you might roll your eyes and shake your heads at the thought, but there are those of us who tack bright paper lists to our work spaces as a festive mantra of new beginnings.

Whether it’s the exercise bike that’s become a clothes rack that left you jaded towards resolutions, or the money saved from eating out… >>Continue reading 5 Ways To Work Smarter In The New Year

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Freelancer.com Has Acquired vWorker

I received an email yesterday me know that Freelancer.com has been acquired by vWorker. I’d never even heard of vWorker, though I have heard of RentACoder. Here’s what the letter from Matt Barrie, Freelancer’s CEO, said:

Freelancer.com is proud to announce that we have just acquired vWorker!

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, vWorker has over 2.5 million enterprise and professional users from around the world, who… >>Continue reading Freelancer.com Has Acquired vWorker

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Tiny Details Update – An Assembler’s Point of View

Back in September of 2006, we wrote this post about Tiny Details and how working for them, from home, might just cause more of an enormous headache than it’s worth for the supplemental income it could afford. Over the years we’ve receieved a lot of comments about that post. We started wondering if we were a tad cynical and harsh and admit that we based our opinion solely on… >>Continue reading Tiny Details Update - An Assembler's Point of View

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