If you are a freelancer you have probably come across either oDesk or Elance when looking for work. Yesterday, the company has announced the rebranding of oDesk under a new brand, Upwork.com
Upwork is a new name, and also a new platform for connecting businesses with talented professionals, faster and more easily than ever before.
The Company will focus on four areas of innovation which we can say a new features of the platform:
Faster hiring. To accelerate hiring, we’re making it easier for freelancers to update their availability and for businesses to find, interview and select freelancers who are ready to work right away.
Better collaboration. We’re making work simpler and more productive. A new messaging experience will include chat and video, plug into your favorite services, and organize conversations into chat rooms. Plus, you’ll be able to communicate with your teams through native Android and iPhone apps.
Larger teams. Shared team workspaces will make it easier for multiple freelancers and clients to collaborate. Businesses can create and engage large freelance teams quickly, safely, and in compliance with Upwork Enterprise.
Professional growth. Upwork will be a platform where independent professionals can thrive. With access to work history stats, the ability to earn Top-Rated status, and information on high-demand skills, freelancers will have the tools to get more and better jobs.
oDesk is now Upwork. You can begin experiencing the new platform today by going to upwork.com. You’ll see familiar oDesk functionality and your existing profile, with a new mobile-friendly and simplified design. A new Upwork Messenger app is now also available for download on Android and iPhone. And, don’t miss the Hiring Hub, the new destination for ideas and inspiration to help you get more work done faster.
Reference – upwork.com