Research presented in August at the Academy of Management’s annual meeting suggests people who are self-employed have a much harder time getting a corporate job again than people already working in such a position. Brandon Smith explains why and suggests ways for entrepreneurs to get back into the workforce.
The new economy has many people working as contractors or consultants rather than full-time employees, which can make some feel insecure about their jobs. Brandon Smith answers a listener question about how to handle that insecurity.
A recent study from staffing firm Randstad finds two-thirds of companies are using temporary and contract workers. Many plan to keep doing so post-recession. Brandon Smith explains why (and why it matters).