Upwork Joins Hands with Citrix and A2K Partners

The Upwork Talent Solution with Citrix Workspace enables businesses to efficiently and effectively integrate remote independent professionals with quick access to essential company tools and resources from anywhere and to any device, all while meeting rigorous security requirements. When connected to the network, independent professionals are provisioned with an approved environment containing the tools and applications they need to do their jobs. IT professionals can actively manage and monitor their access, maximizing staff productivity while assuring the highest levels of security.

The Time is Now for a Variable Workforce Model

Remote work has become more and more important over the years, but with the last three months behind us it will become imperative to succeed. PwC’s COVID-19 CFO pulse survey reveals close to half of executives anticipate that a lack of remote work capabilities will lead to productivity loss, and 19% expect insufficient staffing to result in an inability to accomplish critical work.

“Against a backdrop of unprecedented and rapid change in the workforce, this quickly evolving shift to remote work is accelerating the cultural workforce trend that was already in motion,” said Lars Asbjornsen, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Upwork.

In Collaboration with Citrix, the global digital workspace leader, and A2K Partners, process optimization specialists, Upwork unveils the Upwork Talent Solution to combat the many objections to a remote talent workforce. Upwork delivers Citrix Workspace to its customers through Citrix Service Provider and Solution Advisor A2K Partners. “Now more than ever, companies must focus on enabling and empowering people to deliver their very best work in the most productive and efficient ways possible. Businesses have a new choice to meet their most critical business needs on-demand. With the Upwork Talent Solution with Citrix Workspace, companies can fuel a superior user experience, giving independent professionals and agencies the freedom to securely access their work⁠ — from anywhere, on any device — in a way that delivers peace-of-mind and successful outcomes for everyone” said Ray Wolf, CEO, A2K Partners.

Remote Work is Here to Stay

The Upwork Talent Solution’s arrival is particularly timely because—despite financial pressures created by COVID-19—73 percent of hiring managers are continuing or increasing their use of independent professionals and 47 percent are more likely to continue doing so in the future. Nearly 60 percent, meantime, agree businesses failing to embrace flexible work models risk falling behind those that do.

The industry leaders have embraced the movement to restructure, retool, and automate their processes.  In light of recent events, the executive vice president of business strategy and chief marketing officer of Upwork, Tim Minahan, sees more businesses embracing remote work and investing in options like the Upwork Talent Solution and digital transformation to enable it.

“While many companies viewed it as a short-term response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number are realizing that remote work must be part of their long-term plans,” he said. “It will enable them to attract the talent they need to operate in the unpredictable business environment we’ll be functioning in for the foreseeable future.

Learn more about the Upwork Talent Solution with Citrix® Workspace™ and the value it can deliver.

Benefits at a Glance:

  • More easily access a wide range of proven, expert professional talent via Upwork
  • Utilize secure remote infrastructure to rapidly onboard (and offboard) independent professionals and agencies.
  • Provide independent contractors and agencies with secure, reliable access to company tools and resources by easily provisioning needed apps or complete managed desktops from any device.
  • Reap the benefits of a flexible, pay-as-you-go model.
  • Unlimited Scalable Workforce
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