Category: Online Staffing

Under the Microscope: Upwork’s 4th Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results Recap

Upwork's Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Financial Results Recap.

Upwork, the largest global freelancer website by gross services volume, recently reported its financial results for the final quarter and full-year 2019. Overall, the company posted strong results, and its new CEO laid out the strategic roadmap for future growth. Results Recap Note on accounting changes: Upwork changed the way it accounts for various financial… Read more »

Under the Microscope: AB-5 is a Mixed Bag

Uber employee benefitting from the gig economy

There’s a whole lot of ruckus going on in the Golden State. California just approved Assembly Bill 5, which specifically targets the gig economy and app-based companies. Under this measure, independent contractors who are working for such companies would be re-classified as employees and become eligible for minimum wage, benefits, pay guarantees, and union memberships… Read more »

[Part 4] Online Staffing is Engaging Contingent Workers

Online Staffing companies are leveraging technology to disrupt the traditional staffing model.  Unlike staffing firms, these companies deliver talent exchanges through marketplace models. These web-based platforms let individuals buy and sell various services and provide features that enable online project engagement and self-service options (e.g., billing, rating, scoping, and feedback). We’ve broken down Online Staffing… Read more »