More Free Agents in the Philippines?

An article this week in HumanResources highlights the growing interest in freelancing among Filipino millennials. This creates a potential problem for business leaders in the Philippines, if the best and brightest people want to leave the corporate world and work for themselves, but it also creates some great opportunities for companies in the Philippines and […]

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The Gig Economy Grows

An article this week in Human Resources Online shares some data showing that a growing number of professionals in Singapore are open to contract work. The headline might give the impression that more Singaporeans are looking for contract work as opposed to full-time. Reading the article, though, it is more the case that people who […]

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Here, There, and Everywhere

Whether you are talking about Uber drivers and the gig economy, or the broader notion of free agents and the movement by many to work for themselves, there are many people who can be working for you who may not be working for you full-time. In these cases, do you have their full attention? There […]

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Managing Free Agents

Even if you do not invest a lot of time and effort in leading your free agents, you still have to manage them. In fact, the more you back away from leadership, the more time you will probably have to spend on management. If nothing else, you need to find them, then hire or contract […]

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Leading Free Agents

Free agents can play an important role in your company, but they are only helpful if you use them right. One thing to remember is that the leadership style you use with your full-time employees is not going to be appropriate for someone who is with you temporarily, and who you may never meet because […]

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Employing Free Agents

What role can free agents play in your company? A pretty good one, if you use them right. Free agents are folks who are not employed by your company but instead work for themselves, taking on contracting or subcontracting gigs as the mood (and their rent payment) strikes them. Sometimes they choose to remain fully […]

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