Who Makes A Good Freelancer?

November 1, 2017 by

According to the latest look at the U.S. freelance economy, the number of people who choose to be their own boss is consistently on the rise. In fact, based on current growth rates, freelancers are predicted to become a majority of workers in the U.S. within the next 10 years. But that doesn’t mean everyone is destined for the freelance life. Read Full Article

Why IBM’s Move to Cut Remote Work Will Backfire

May 23, 2017 by

IBM recently gave its remote employees an ultimatum: Move to one of IBM’s regional offices or leave the company. In an editorial for Fast Company, Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel explains three reasons why he feels the move is short-sighted: "It’s not just retrograde and absurd, it’s also a surefire way to lose the best people you’ve got already and to turn away tomorrow’s top hires." Read Full Article

The “Dirty Details” of Paid Paternity Leave

April 19, 2017 by

When four-year-old Jacoby waved a pregnancy test stick in his dad’s face one evening—”Look! A magic wand!”—soon-to-be father of three Adam Rhuberg suddenly had a new list of things to worry about, but rushing back to work wasn’t one of them. Rhuberg, director of analytics at Upwork, shares what 12 weeks of paid parental leave meant for his family. Read Full Article

Here’s One Way We Can Impact Gender Equality Immediately: Offer More Parental Leave

April 19, 2017 by

Family leave policies can make a difference for new parents as well as the companies they work for. Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel shares his experience with parental leave and explains why he feels offering mothers and fathers equal time off — and making it OK for them to use that time — can be such a significant benefit for gender equality in the workplace. Read Full Article