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How Algorithmic Ranking Can Build or Destroy Trust

Many companies and global talent networks that employ gig workers use algorithmic ranking or scoring systems to better manage freelancers. While these systems can be a great way to gain more visibility and insight into remote and fractional workers, poorly executed ranking systems can end up doing more harm than good. How do algorithmic ranking systems affect freelancers, and how exactly can they build – or even destroy – trust?
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Why Hire Slow Fire Fast Doesn’t Apply in the Future of Work

While employing “hire slow, fire fast” can save your business from catastrophic hires your company would regret, the model is no longer the most intelligent way to build a development team. Today, hiring slow just means your company will be too slow to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Then, when the need for an AI or blockchain development team has passed, your organization is forced to undergo massive layoffs.
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Why AI-Powered Distributed Teams Will Have an Advantage in 2023

Combining AI with distributed, global teams promises to revolutionize how we work, collaborate, and approach software development in the enterprise in ways that were previously unimaginable. This article explores the power of AI-powered distributed tools and teams and why it’s the way to go in 2023 and beyond.
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The Top 5 Trends to Track in the Future of Work

are organizations aware of or even prepared for the top five workplace trends that have the potential to impact the future of work? Gigster’s Cory Hymel recently did an interview with Authority Magazine and pointed out directions to alert companies and assist them in preparing to build more progressive workplaces.
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How to Intelligently Approach Emerging Tech Opportunities

But with the rush of exciting futuristic technologies – how do we keep sane? How can companies rise above the hype and know how these technologies can really solve problems particular to them? Here we will discuss how companies can take an intelligent approach to evaluating and adopting emerging technologies.
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Fixed vs. Elastic Staffing: How to Improve Development Costs and Speed with Dynamic Teams

As labor expenses have continued to rise, hiring teams debate the viability of retaining and maintaining a traditional in-house workforce vs. introducing an elastic staffing model. If you’re looking to ramp up your development efforts during these uncertain times, check out the pros and cons of fixed vs. elastic staffing.
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4 Ways Managing an Asynchronous Team for Software Development Is Dramatically Different Than Traditional Teams

Managing an async engineering team requires a different approach than managing a traditional, in-person team. By embracing async work and leveraging digital tools, managers of software development teams can unlock new levels of productivity, creativity, and innovation.
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3 Strategies for Managing Technical Debt While Downsizing Your Tech Team

The past six months have seen massive downsizing in the tech world thanks to companies overexpanding and now reacting to the impending economic downturn. While downsizing solves the short term problem, it doesn’t get rid of the need to manage your company’s software and minimize technical debt.
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Freelance Developer vs Software Development Agency: Which Should I Hire?

In today's fast and technology-driven business landscape, it is critical for companies to outsource their software development. Outsourcing helps businesses be efficient and agile in building their software applications.
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How to Innovate During an Economic Downturn Using Outsourced Software Development

Recessions place enormous strain on businesses, forcing most of them to make tough decisions like trimming budgets and prioritizing projects to survive. During economic downturns, it’s easy for software development to become a casualty in cost-cutting measures. Nonetheless, as companies continue digitizing most aspects of their operations, they’re forced to seek better solutions to help them keep up the pace of software development within the existing budgetary constraints.
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Maximizing Your Software Development ROI: A Guide to Speed and Quality

Implementing viable software application solutions that meet the needs of their target audience and give companies an edge over their competition is more than just resource and labor-intensive. Still, it requires a delicate balance between development speed and software quality. With so much at stake, it’s essential to apply cost-saving strategies to ensure a good return on investment.
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3 Different Types of Outsourced Software Development

There are a lot of concerns and worries about outsourced software development, but most of them, if not all, are based on emotional fears. Here in this article, we will tackle the common deep-set notions and misconceptions companies have when it comes to outsourcing software development, and dispel them with real explanations of how it works and how it can be used to a companies’ advantage.
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