Industry News for the Week of August 5

It’s time again for our weekly roundup, a way for us to keep clients and followers well informed about important industry information and happenings that could affect their business.

This week in the industry… Half of Us May Soon be Freelancers: 6 Compelling Reasons Why (via LinkedIn Today) Shane Snow, CCO of Contently, discusses 6 reasons why he believes more than half of the American workforce will become independent contractors, working either remotely or in the office. Although a majority of businesses won’t be completely freelance or remote, he thinks that freelancing will become the norm over time. Keys to Talent Attraction, Retention and Engagement: Recognition, Part 2 (via The Staffing Stream) As a follow up to Part 1, here are five additional practices from Kevin Sheridan, New York Times best-selling author, that managers and companies can employ to attract their talent, retain them and engage them. Can Vendor Management Cure IT Schizophrenia? Maybe. (via Spend Matters) To alleviate pressures contributing to the metaphorical IT schizophrenia that is discussed in the Harvard Business Review article, changes in the ways IT is managed must be implemented. This change would include vetting & measuring vendor abilities to create agility within the enterprise. That’s it for this week. Be sure to bookmark the Beeline blog to stay informed about the industry trends and findings.

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