4 Foundations for Effectively Sourcing and Retaining Freelancers

HR Executive

HR needs to incorporate independent professionals into its comprehensive strategy, says Miles Everson, CEO at MBO Partners, a job platform that helps organizations connect with and engage independent professionals. “You’ll end up having to change how your existing workforce [operates],” he says. “That can be one of the most challenging aspects of adopting a direct…

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‘Digital nomads’ find their groove in pandemic environment

Inside NOVA

Nearly 11 million American workers currently describe themselves as digital nomads, an increase of 49 percent from 2019, according to independent talent provider MBO Partners’ 2020 State of Independence research study. In 2020, the number of traditional workers working as digital nomads grew 96 percent, from 3.2 million to 6.3 million, according to the study.

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CASE STUDY: Big 4 Consulting Firm Expands International Capabilities

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CASE STUDY Vertical: Professional Services | Type: Misclassification and Compliance Any organization that engages independent contractors should have a general understanding of the importance of compliance. Having the right measures in place to correctly identify talent as independent contractors or traditional employees—and then engage and manage that person accordingly—is essential to remaining compliant and avoiding…

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7 Popular Industries for Consultant Jobs

In order to build a successful business, you not only need to have great service offerings, you also have to find and maintain a consistent pipeline of work. If you’re considering going independent, one big question you should ask is: are my skills in demand? Below, we take a look at seven popular industries for independents.…

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How to Plan a Client Meeting: 5 Pro Tips

An essential part of your business as an independent contractor is landing new clients and retaining existing clients. But in a field full of talented individuals, it can be difficult to stand out. Not to mention, client meetings can also be stressful, uncomfortable, or intimidating. But rather than approaching meetings with a sense of dread,…

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6 Ways to Build a Virtual Talent Pool

Independent contractors provide enterprises with unique access to specialized, industry-specific skills, and are a valuable alternative to investing in a full-time resource. Building a virtual talent pool is quickly becoming key to being a best-in-class organization. A virtual bench is a pool of independent contractor talent you’ve identified, vetted, and developed relationships with over time.…

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The Weekly Independent: May 3, 2021

The Weekly Independent

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. Harvard Business…

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