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What's a "core competence"?

Feb 24, 2021
One paper from 1990 changed business — and this thing we call employment — as we know it.
Employees work on the Honda Civic production line at the automaker's Dongfeng Honda factory in Wuhan, China in 2017.
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What's a "nonemployee"?

Jan 29, 2021
Well, not an employee, for starters. But to really understand the word and its implications, we have to look back to 19th-century labor law.
Employee or nonemployee?
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