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Five reasons why you should be using freelancers to get the job done.

Last month, we shared our top tips on how to set yourself up as successful freelancer. It pointed out how the shift in working culture was attracting more professionals to ‘go it alone’ and the estimated increase on service demand this was likely to have in the future. But just what benefits does working with … Continued

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What 4 software tools do you need to run a successful project?

Project management is difficult. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. It’s a balancing act – striving to keep everything on plan, on budget and on time. Not to mention juggling resources, stakeholders and comms. While modern technology can facilitate the process, in many cases it only adds to the burden. Each tool proclaiming to do … Continued

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How to set yourself up as a successful freelancer.

Forbes magazine reported that according to new research by the talent platform, Upwork, freelancers are likely to find themselves in more demand in the future. It stated that following Covid-19, 47% of hiring managers are now more likely to hire independent professionals. The report, which looked at the hiring habits of 1,500 US hiring managers, … Continued

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Connected, Cost Efficient Working Key to the Industry’s Survival

James McCallum is the chairman of Xergy, the start-up tech company behind Proteus, a digital platform to change the way in which we work.At a time when cuts in production and a deepening demand crisis are at the forefront of the oil and gas industry’s challenges, access to talent might seem like tomorrow’s problem. Reeling … Continued

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Changing the way we work: the gig economy

Online talent platforms that connect freelancers with specific work opportunities (gigs) have grown dramatically over the last decade. A growing number of online talent platforms follow the contingent employment model but focus on one specialised offering: Uber and Careem for taxi services on demand, Washmen for laundry and Devileroo for takeaways are obvious examples many … Continued

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Three reasons why a business operating system works for your organisation.

A business operating system is designed to connect all the parts of an organisation. It provides the building blocks that enables all your stakeholders to work together seamlessly. Connecting teams, suppliers and colleagues together through a system or process that helps you manage and achieve your business strategy.

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New Technology to Transform Business Operating Models and Boost Profits

Proteus Launches after Successful Trials with Free Offer during COVID19 Crisis A new digital platform, that is set to revolutionise business operating models and boost profits, has been launched today, after a successful Beta trial with a dozen companies.  Proteus, is a cloud-based operating system that can transform the way in which businesses source and … Continued

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What is a business operating system? By Andrew Conway, CTO.

We’re just days away from the launch of Proteus OS, a transformative digital tool that that is set to revolutionise business operating models and boost profits.

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Fundamental shift required to address the skills dilemma

Since being made redundant in the oil downturn in 1986, I have listened to energy company CEO’s extol the importance of their people, only to witness large-scale redundancies to cut costs whenever the commodity price collapses. Sadly, the majority are usually the youngest and most impressionable among the workforce. This is inevitably followed by recruitment freezes and training budgets being slashed.

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Proteus’s remote workers share their top tips for how to gain control over your work-life balance

I’m sure our office Zoom call on Monday morning wasn’t the only one that’s response to “How was your weekend?” was met with a rather deflated, “Different…” In fact, the Tuesday after the Easter weekend had people talking about how strange the time off felt. Days are now more muddled than ever before, with people drawing comparisons between now and that time over Christmas and New Years when nobody really has a clue what day it is. And yet here we are, clocking in and out between nine and five, trying to make sense of it all.

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