Archive for September 2015

The Weekly Independent: September 14, 2015

That’s why each week we highlight the best of the best in our condensed #IndependentLife roundup, a brief skim of the industry’s top news. Deloitte University Press released a new study on the on-demand workforce as part of their “Global Human Capital Trends 2015” series. It encourages companies to think broadly about how to engage…

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Calculate Your Worker Misclassification Risk

Why a Risk Assessment is Important Discussion of independent contractor misclassification seems to be everywhere nowadays. And while most now acknowledge that threat of reclassification is real and growing, most businesses don’t know how to quantify this risk. This isn’t surprising. IC reclassification penalties are highly variable and may rise and fall at the discretion of…

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The Weekly Independent: September 8, 2015

Get back to the week armed with fresh insight, thanks to our new(ish) weekly #IndependentLife roundup. If you haven’t already, take some time to visit the all-new MBOPartners.com. We’re updated our site to make it faster and easier to navigate, so that you can get what you need and get back to business. One of…

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Free-Agent Nation Is Shrinking

The government stopped trying to measure it systematically after 2005 because of budget constraints. One of the entities that has been trying to fill the gap is MBO Partners, which provides back-office support for independent professionals. Since 2011 MBO Partners has sponsored surveys of independent workers in the U.S. that try to get at the…

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Six Business Books Independent Consultants Must Read

As the saying goes, it’s not what you know, but who. The same concept can be applied to professional development– it’s not only what you know, but who you present to your clients and the world by how you package your services, products or insights. Putting your best foot forward in the workplace can include topics as mundane as…

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The Weekly Independent: September 1, 2015

Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web.We offered up…

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