5 Healthier Ways to Save Time at Meal Time

September 9, 2014 by

One of the things Melanie Feltham struggled with when she first started freelancing was living a healthy lifestyle. Before long, she found that frequently busy days led to more high-fat, high-sugar, ready-made items from local restaurants, delis, and grocery stores. The results weren't good, but she soon figured out how she could save time and eat well. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: September 8th

September 8, 2014 by

oDesk's weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing, and the future of work. This week's roundup highlights the security gap a lot of businesses forget when it comes to cloud-based apps, advice for managing a distributed team, why your organization should have a work-life vision, and encouraging a more 'mindful' work environment. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: September 2nd

September 2, 2014 by

oDesk's weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing and the future of work. This week's roundup highlights the kind of support teams need to thrive, how professionals are finding success on YouTube, a test to see whether you're a workaholic, and a look at what the most productive people know about crafting a good to-do list. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: August 18th

August 18, 2014 by

oDesk’s weekly column brings you the latest news on managing, freelancing, and the future of work. This week we discuss how to stay connected while working from home, what types of legal structure might be best for your business, advice from female CEOs on work-life balance, and how a freelancer can build their social media platform. Read Full Article

The Hero’s Journey: Adapting To The New World of Work

August 15, 2014 by

The road ahead isn't business as usual. A new report from Deloitte traces a roadmap through the new business landscape, flagging pressures for both companies and individuals trying to find a way forward. In "The Hero's Journey Through the Landscape of the Future," Deloitte's Center for the Edge looks at how the Big Shift — a combination of technology and public policy trends — is changing the way we work and what it takes to stay competitive. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: August 4th

August 4, 2014 by

oDesk's weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing and the future of work. This week's roundup takes a look at results-only work environments (ROWE) in Canada, a new crowdsourced resource for Digital Nomads, leadership skills you should develop now, and a list of unexpected careers you can do from home. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: July 28th

July 28, 2014 by

oDesk's weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing and the future of work. This week's roundup highlights a potential legal foundation for work-life balance, financial advice for freelancers, emerging trends in employment contracts, and suggestions to help take the loneliness out of working from home. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: July 21st

July 21, 2014 by

oDesk's weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing and the future of work. This week's roundup highlights a litmus test for aspiring entrepreneurs, advice about making a graceful and professional exit, five tips to help monetize your skills, and a call to bring more stability to part-time work. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: July 14th

July 14, 2014 by

oDesk's weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing and the future of work. This week's roundup highlights why tech companies are targeting teens for top internships, an infographic that captures trends and statistics that show how the workplace is evolving, and recommendations to improve remote meetings and employee engagement. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: June 23rd

June 23, 2014 by

oDesk’s weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing, and the future of work. This week's roundup focuses on Millennials, highlighting research that shows Millennial women in particular aren't saving enough, the different expectations Gen Y brings to the workforce, and the difficulties many Millennials have finding full-time work in their area of expertise. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: June 16th

June 16, 2014 by

oDesk’s weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing and the future of work. This week's roundup highlights advice for people working remotely — whether from home or on the road — and advice for executives and managers who are considering remote work for their organizations but haven't found the best approach. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: June 9th

June 9, 2014 by

oDesk’s weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing and the future of work. This week's roundup highlights innovation within larger organizations, learning about remote teams from FIFA, and startup advice for entrepreneurs, small business and Millennials. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: June 2nd

June 2, 2014 by

oDesk’s weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing, and the future of work. This week highlights advice for people who manage distributed teams, why recruiting for remote workers is different, how new work trends are influencing corporate culture, and why freelancing can be a great stepping stone for entrepreneurial graduates. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: May 27th

May 27, 2014 by

oDesk’s weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing, and the future of work. This week includes different perspectives on how we work; on one hand, a management expert suggests that we move less frequently "for work," while a new study finds that flexible work may be causing people to work more. Other articles included look at the skills and best practices we may need to succeed. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: May 19th

May 19, 2014 by

oDesk’s weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing, and the future of work. This week we discuss how some people may not be cut out for remote work, that a "grass is greener" view of entrepreneurialism can bring dissatisfaction — especially to Millennials — and share how one UK organization is calling on organizations to take a long view when it comes to staffing and recruitment. Finally, we share advice for digital designers, which could easily apply to other professionals. Read Full Article

The Top 7 Freelancing Pets

May 14, 2014 by

Freelancing with a pet? One of the perks of working from home is the ability to spend more time with your family – especially the furry or feathered kind. We asked our Facebook community to share photos of their tiny – and not-so-tiny – companions. Here's our selection of the best! Read Full Article