How to Limit Your Risk by Using a Freelancer Management Platform

Freelancer Management Avoids Legal Risk

Hiring freelancers has become more and more popular with just about every time and size of company. An incredible 59 million Americans performed freelance work this year, representing 36% of the U.S. workforce, an increase of 2 million freelancers since 2019. More managers are realizing the benefits that freelancers can bring to a company by providing flexibility. Now you can utilize an expert for a project exactly when and where you need them.

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The Biggest Freelance Trends for 2021

By Sophia Elise

Nowadays, lots of companies are relying more on freelancers. It is happening across all industries, with the fields of accounting, finance, engineering, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, logistics, and even life sciences — just to name a few. Even big companies are now hiring freelancers—a departure from longstanding tradition that established businesses need full-time, 9-to-5 employees only.

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Even Big Businesses are Hiring More Freelancers

Large Businesses are Hiring More Freelancers

One of the most significant US workforce shifts to come out of the past year is the growth and popularity of freelancing. As more high-skilled individuals choose to freelance during the COVID-19 pandemic, big businesses are starting to pay attention.

Just how large is this shift? 12% of the U.S. workforce turned to freelancing for the first time this year with nearly 50% already seeing freelancing as a long-term career opportunity. As of September 2020, an estimated 59 million Americans performed freelance work this year, representing 36% of the U.S. workforce, an increase of 2 million freelancers since 2019.

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Why We’re Building a Total Freelancer Management and Payments Platform

Building a total freelancer management and payments platform

By Glenn Laumeister, AllWork CEO

At AllWork, our mission has always been to “build the future of flexible work” and to help companies more efficiently manage a more flexible workforce.

Until recently, this has meant helping companies manage and pay large groups of hourly workers on a part-time and flexible basis with very vertically specific workforce management software integrated with vertically specific W-2 payroll services.

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How the Pandemic Is Shaping Retail

By Leanne Watson

According to an article by the World Economic Forum, one of the largest effects of the pandemic, in relation to businesses, is the amplification of existing trends and vulnerabilities. In the past few years, businesses had been adopting a significant number of technologies to improve their operations, and the post-pandemic world will rely on these innovations even more. This reality is only one of the many different ways the ongoing crisis is revolutionizing industries — including retail.

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The AllWork Mobile App for Managers is Here!

We’re very excited to share with you our newest product innovation, the AllWork mobile app for managers! This new app can help your managers do their job more efficiently by significantly reducing the amount of time they spend on creating and updating schedules for their teams. We’ve worked in collaboration with our current clients to develop an app that will directly address the needs of remote managers and their team.

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Limited Travel to Stores? We Have You Covered

The past few months have upended all of our daily routines and changed how most companies are able to run their business. For a brand that has relationships with retail partners around the country, one of the largest challenges has been restrictions on travel. Now that stores are beginning to reopen, you’ll need to provide support. In any other year, you could have your AEs travel around their region to support retail and provide the education and sales needed.

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Retail Needs Top Sales Associates, Now More Than Ever

The total upheaval of the retail industry over the past several months has made the industry question just about everything. While some stores are just starting to get back on their feet, and others are in a state of flux, it’s still important to be thinking about the next steps. As customers begin to return, the first few weeks will be critical for reminding customers why they came to shop with you in the first place. Even so, retail will look quite different for a while.

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Relaunching Freelancers at Retail: A CEW Webinar

Now that stores are reopening and customers are shopping again, if you’re a brand, you’re probably thinking about how to put sales talent back into stores to drive engagement and increase sales. Glenn Laumeister, CEO, AllWork, and Amanda Domaleczny, VP of Global Sales, TULA Skincare, recently hosted a CEW Webinar to discuss a case study on engaging your retail audience with AllWork’s technology platform and how you can apply these best practices when re-entering the retail scene.

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