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New research by Fiverr and HR platform HiBob offers new  insights  about freelancing. The survey asked HR professionals and hiring managers about the current state of their company’s workforce amid the “ Great Resignation .” Findings confirm that employees are leaving their jobs at rapid speed due to an increased desire for flexibility in their work-life, and because of this, both HR...
Upwork released the results of “ Freelance Forward: 2021, ” a comprehensive study of the independent workforce here in the U.S., which found that 59 million Americans performed freelance work in the past 12 months, representing 36% - or more than one-third - of the entire U.S. workforce. The study found American freelancers contributed $1.3 trillion in annual earnings to the U.S. economy, $100 million more than...
The “Great Resignation” trend, the movement where employees are voluntarily leaving their jobs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is being driven in large part to workers who seek to gain greater flexibility of how and where they work, and as a result greatly enhancing one’s overall mental wellbeing, according to the new GrowTal “ The State of Freelancing ” report. GrowTal, the marketplace for hiring...
Upwork released a new research report, the “ Future Workforce Pulse Report ,” examining how businesses are approaching hiring. Utilizing survey data from over 1,000 U.S. hiring managers, the report finds that the use of remote freelancing has dramatically increased as a result of the pandemic, and will continue to rise in the future. The change to fully remote workforces has led to changes across organizations, far beyond...
New research from Stoke provides insight into how companies are leveraging freelance workers, the challenges faced, and their rising eagerness to harness the flexibility and value of freelancers – uncovering a major gap in preparedness when it comes to managing freelancers at scale. There has been a seismic shift in the way people work.   Nearly one in three Americans are freelancing today, and more than 90 million...
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition away from traditional workforce models, and 56 percent of companies are expecting to shift more of their roles to contingent, project or contract work as a result, according to a new report released by Randstad Sourceright. Randstad Sourceright's 2021 Talent Trends research, based on responses from 850 C-suite and talent leaders across 17 markets globally, found that the pandemic...
Keeper Tax, a tax filing software for gig workers, creators and freelancers, just raised its $13M in venture capital funding. The funding will help Keeper Tax — which helps anybody making 1099 income discover tax write-offs among everyday purchases — build out a complete tax platform, offering full service tax advice, expense, and an intuitive filing solution. The new capital will allow the company to...
A new report by digital payment platform Payoneer says that freelancers are experiencing a huge surge in demand. The report, titled,  Freelancing in 2020: An Abundance of Opportunities Report  confirms the outlook of a resilient workforce that maintained its optimism even through the immediate slump that occurred at the beginning of the pandemic. "While the global economy has slowed elsewhere, skilled workers are...