The rise of the “remote worker” continues apace – especially with regard to small businesses and creative enterprises. A few key developments are contributing to this trend: 1) Project teams are being assembled on the fly from a shortlist of “remote” freelancers based on the client’s needs. 2) Individuals and agencies are sourcing these freelancers from all over the world as the Internet gives us new ways to discover talent. 3) To extend their reach, many small businesses are setting up satellite “offices” – staffed by just 1 or 2 employees – in cities around the globe. All of these developments point to one thing: The increased need for skills related to hiring remote workers and managing them.
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