oDesk’s weekly column brings you the latest news on labor markets, innovation, and online work. This week we discuss the virtual office, ‘green’ telecommuting, and big data in the workplace.
Greg Henderson was disillusioned. As a senior level creative at a global ad agency, his accomplishments were far more than he’d ever dreamed. Yet the “perfect” job was losing its charm. Realizing that he was forcing himself to go to the office each day, he finally began to acknowledge that he was frustrated with Madison Avenue’s version of business as usual. Henderson began to wonder if there might be a better way; soon after, his virtual ad agency Red Rocket Connect came into its own.
oDesk’s weekly column brings you the latest news on labor markets, innovation, and online work. This week we discuss Millennials and entrepreneurship, measuring productivity with a virtual workforce, and how cloud technology is changing the recruiting process.
Here at oDesk, we are extremely lucky to have some of the world’s most innovative, leading-edge entrepreneurs at our fingertips—our freelancers. As “solopreneurs,” they represent the next generation of professionals; those who realize that the 9-to-5 is a relic of the past and that work should be on your own terms. We recently surveyed the professionals on oDesk about their views on entrepreneurship, their career paths and the future of work, and today we are excited to announce the results. The study, “Millennials and the Future of Work,” was released in partnership with Gen-Y consulting firm Millennial Branding.
oDesk’s weekly column brings you the latest news on labor markets, innovation, and online work. This week we discuss flexible work policies at startups, the mobile workforce, and the tech talent shortage.