Upshifter of the Week: Erin K.

Upshifter of the Week: Erin K. We are proud to announce Erin K, from Cleveland, OH,  as our Upshifter of the Week! Since working with Upshift, Erin has worked over 400 hours at multiple locations and has a 5-star rating! UNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById(“script-116696”)); Tell us a bit about yourself.  I am a mom of 3 and have…

Upshifter of the Week: Laura D

Upshifter of the Week: Laura D! We are proud to announce that our Upshifter of the Week is Laura D. from Nashville. Laura has worked a number of shifts at Sodexo at Lipscomb University all while holding onto her 5-star rating! UNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById(“script-364999”)); Tell us a bit about yourself.  I am a mom to a boy…

U.S. Gig Workers Hit Hard by COVID-19

Flourish, a global venture capital firm focused on early-stage fintech investments that enhance financial health, today unveiled The Digital Hustle: Gig Worker Financial Lives Under Pressure, United States Spotlight. The report is based on surveys of 700 gig workers across five cities: Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.  The United States Spotlight is fifth in a series of Flourish’s year-long global study of…

Manhattan Book Review Gives REMOTE iT! by Industry Expert Michael Brooks Five Stars

“Michael Brooks’ Remote iT!: Winning with Freelancers is a forward-thinking survey of the infinite options that can unfold when working with independent contractors. Readers will find the discussed themes and additional resources invaluable in expanding and sustaining their business in an ever-growing remote world.” –Manhattan Book Review The remote business model is becoming the norm…

Freelancer banking startup Lili raises $15M

It’s only been a few months since Lili announced its $10 million seed round, and it’s already raised more funding — namely, a $15 million Series A. The startup, founded by CEO Lilac Bar David and CTO Liran Zelkha, is creating a bank account and associated products designed for freelancers, with features like early access…

Why freelance writers (really) need liability insurance

If you can’t seem to shake that nagging thought about needing to get liability insurance, it’s for good reason. However, for many freelance writers, being uninsured has traditionally had more to do with the challenge of finding a provider that actually offers professional liability coverage that meets the needs of independent writers, less with them…

What should I ask job applicants? The Top 5 Screening Questions by Job Type

Social distancing during the pandemic has pushed a lot of companies to hire and recruit through digital means. Whether you are conducting a phone interview or are providing job screening questions for an applicant to answer online, you need to make sure you are asking valuable and useful questions to help separate quality applicants from…

Use this military principle in your business writing

We live in a busy world, and we should respect other people’s time. In business writing, we should clearly express our ideas so that our clients, colleagues, and business partners will not waste their time reading too-long-and-unstructured reports, emails, and other documents. Do you want to improve your business writing skills? Use the BLUF (bottom…

Upwork Partners with Citrix

The battle for talent among companies around the world hasn’t ceased in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, it has only intensified as companies evolve their businesses to accommodate changing market dynamics and customer needs. Organizations must rethink their workforce strategies and be more agile than ever in their approach to acquiring and working…