The Best Colors For Business and Productivity

January 15, 2015 by

Have you ever wondered how color affects how you do business and how you can use it to your advantage? Chromology, the psychology of color, has been used by companies for years to improve the moods and reactions of their customers and workers, in turn improving their business goals. Here’s a look at what each color can do and how you can use it. Read Full Article

Here’s to an amazing 2015!

January 9, 2015 by

With more than 9 million registered freelancers and 3.5 million registered clients, Elance-oDesk is more than just an online workplace. Thanks to you, it’s a vibrant global community that’s changing the way the world works. Check out some of our community stories with the interactive version of our 2014 Annual Impact Report! Read Full Article

Escrow Protection is live on oDesk

January 6, 2015 by

We’re kicking off the New Year with exciting news: Escrow Protection is now available on oDesk! As we told you in December, Escrow Protection provides clients and freelancers with a safer and more secure workplace. All new and existing fixed-price contracts are now covered by Escrow Protection and the oDesk Guarantee remains in place for hourly work. Read Full Article

What We’re Reading: Holiday Edition

December 10, 2014 by

The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for gift ideas or a way to fight the “stir craziness” that can set in with too much wintertime/downtime/family time, we have you covered. The solution? Books! Pass the hours cooped up inside with a fire, a glass of hot chocolate, and a good read — or help someone else do the same. If that sounds like a dream, but you need a little inspiration, here’s what the oDesk marketing department is reading this month. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: December 8

December 8, 2014 by

What's the latest news about the future of work? This week's roundup highlights a new poll that shows workplace flexibility trumps higher pay, a CEO who’s relied on a distributed team to build his global brand, and tips to ensuring your employees (and yourself) have truly flexible work options. Read Full Article

New Study: The 2015 Millennial Majority Workforce

October 29, 2014 by

Co-sponsored by Gen Y consulting firm Millennial Branding and Elance-oDesk, the 2015 Millennial Majority Workforce study gives insight into hiring, retaining, and working with this demographic. Whether you’re a millennial worker or hiring manager looking to fill a position, we think you’ll find the study illuminating. The results show how millennials are poised to reinvent what it means to be successful in a rapidly changing, technology-driven world. Read Full Article

New Platform Offers Benefits to U.S. Freelancers

October 7, 2014 by

In an economy where nearly 1 in 3 people is an independent worker — more than 53 million Americans — freelancers know firsthand that the way we work is changing. Often, the services they need haven't kept pace. That's why Elance-oDesk and Freelancers Union, the leading freelancer advocacy group in the U.S., are joining forces to help professionals get the support they need to thrive through the National Benefits Platform. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: October 6th

October 6, 2014 by

What's the latest news about the future of work? This week's roundup highlights Reddit’s new remote work policy, a startup that can help you travel the world while advancing your career, 10 tips to help you implement a flawless flexible work program, and a personal story about work-life flexibility guilt. Read Full Article

Dear Reddit Employees: No Desire to Move? Let’s Talk

October 3, 2014 by

As Reddit reigns in its workers with a "relocate or be fired" decision, its remote workers aren't the only ones in shock. Why would a company reverse its remote work policy? Stephane Kasriel, Elance-oDesk's SVP of product and engineering, explains why he thinks the move is a step backwards—and invites Reddit employees who don't want to make the move to get in touch. Read Full Article