How to embrace remote meetings

Consider this: managers spend between 30 to 80 percent of their time in meetings and more than 50 percent of them consider many meetings to be a "waste of time." oDesk CEO Gary Swart shares his proven techniques for running a successful company meeting.…

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Which Tech Skills Are in Demand Globally?

As we've reported, oDesk, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based online staffing startup, has pioneered new ways for tech workers distributed around the globe to find work. The company also collects lots of data on the tech skill sets that workers have around the world. Here's a look.…

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Android, iPhone & the Freelance Nation

According to data from oDesk, the number of iPhone-related jobs listed on its marketplace beats the total number of Android jobs, which are slowly inching up. There are 2,071 iPhone developers listed on oDesk vs. 624 Android developers.…

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oDesk, Freelancers & the Future of Work

oDesk this week announced a new service called oDesk Staffing, which gives U.S.-based freelancers access to benefits (including health coverage, retirement plans and education savings accounts) and other services. It's a smart move, as it positions the company to take advantage of a major societal shift.…

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