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Most People Just Want a Regular Job

The source of this data, MBO Partners, provides back-office services for independent workers, which for the purposes of its survey are defined as those “who turn to consulting, freelancing, contract work, temporary assignments or on-call work regularly each week.”

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Independent Workforce: Decline this Year but Growth Expected in Next Five

In spite of a 5% decline in headcount this year, independent workers remain a powerful economic force, according to MBO Partners’ 2016 State of Independence in America report. Together, these Independents generate more than $1.1 trillion in annual income, equal to more than 6% of US GDP. Over the next five years, the research expects…

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MBO Partners Releases Sixth Annual Study on America’s Independent Workforce

The 2016 State of Independence Report finds that today’s independent workers are among the nation’s most highly skilled, in-demand, and well-compensated professionals. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Dolmatch (212) 784-5709 mdolmatch@groupgordon.com   MBO Partners Releases Sixth Annual Study on America’s Independent Workforce The 2016 State of Independence Report finds that today’s independent workers are among…

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Certified Self-Employed: Adding Necessary Certainty to Worker Classification

The “Certified Self-Employed” solution from MBO Partners fits this bill. It gives workers the option to elect to have themselves “certified” as self-employed. If they do so, their clients can engage them without spending hundreds of hours analyzing the classification compliance situation, or going through second-guessing from interested third parties. Also, the CSE solution requires…

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The Weekly Independent: June 6, 2016

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. CEO Gene…

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Gigonomics: The Dismal Science Behind Today’s On-Demand Jobs

Gene Zaino sees a combination of the two forces at play — one that’s benefiting his business, MBO Partners…“We were standing at a shoreline for many years, and all of a sudden a tidal wave hit,” he said. “Our services are in high demand.” Companies buffeted by the recession are less keen to make the…

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How to Streamline Onboarding Independent Talent

When managing the lifecycle of independent talent recruitment, there are many dynamics and nuances to talent investment, which can be described by three phases – Acquisition, Enablement, and Management. In my last post, I focused on the acquisition phase of the lifecycle, and today we will dive into the next element: enablement. Back to our financial capital parallel, enablement is the second…

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