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"It’s clear that modern technologies are changing the way we work. But how are they changing the way we recruit?" This article goes on to answer in the affirmative, and quote oDesk's CEO: "In the very near future, businesses that fail to embrace new ways of recruiting talent will find themselves at a competitive disadvantage."
The San Francisco Chronicle shares tips on how entrepreneurs can start their own businesses with limited funds. One tip includes freelancing, and says that by using sites such as oDesk professionals can work as contractors and grow their careers in fields such as writing, web development, networking and information systems, administrative support, and more.
oDesk is included in this list of hot companies from Andy Rachleff (A general partner at Benchmark Capital and Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty member). Rachleff describes the companies named as fitting his "description of an ideal company to work for" and compiled from talking to venture capitalists at premier venture firms. Companies listed, he says, are "growing fast and appear likely to maintain their momentum."
There is a growing number of entrepreneurs running their businesses on autopilot by setting up systems and hiring online in order to allow themselves to concentrate on more important tasks. Online marketplaces such as oDesk provide entrepreneurs with professionals who can do everything from bookkeeping, to event planning, product ordering and supplier management.
On this segment of Fox Business' "After the Bell," oDesk's CEO Gary Swart discusses how work is changing and the role online work is playing in the future of freelancing. This segment includes predictions on online work's growth, how employers can find workers online with the right skills to grow their business, and top skills in top demand.