Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News September 2021

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As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news stories from around the web. 1. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Lower…

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MBO Partners® Named Second Largest Global Talent Platform by Research Group Staffing Industry Analysts  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUSTIN, TX – September 29, 2021​ – MBO Partners®, the leading technology platform powering relationships between independent professional talent and enterprise organizations, has been named the second largest global player in its field per the new Talent Platform Landscape report from research firm Staffing Industry Analysts. Its recently acquired open innovation platform,…

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How to Bid on Consulting Projects and Win


If you run your own independent business, you likely know that writing proposals and bidding on projects is an integral part of your job. However, the formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process can be filled with tedious details that can feel overwhelming. Due to the complexity of this process, it’s important to understand how to best assess…

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4 Ways to Achieve Workforce Agility

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Companies have realized that workforce agility is key to surviving economic ups and downs, especially in light of the impact of Covid-19. The past 18 months have seemed a lifetime in the world of work. America’s vast and dynamic workforce has seen huge changes in terms of cycles and structures of work, and the acceleration…

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Is the digital nomad dream dead? We hope not…

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As borders closed and remote work boomed, the rules of the game changed overnight. For digital nomads, this brought unexpected challenges – and new opportunities. Research by MBO Partners found that 10.9 million Americans already identify as digital nomads, another 19 million plan to become nomadic within three years, and another 64 million are considering it.…

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4 Tips to Grow Your Direct Sourcing Program

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Many organizations today are implementing a direct sourcing strategy to engage top independent talent without having to go through a third-party staffing agency or consulting firm. With direct sourcing, companies can avoid costly staffing markups and decrease overhead costs by building a more flexible workforce. But in order for direct sourcing to be successful, it…

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The Weekly Independent: September 27, 2021

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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. Hogan Assessments…

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What is Contingent Workforce Management?

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What is Contingent Workforce Management? Contingent workforce management involves finding, engaging, and managing contingent talent—people who work as independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs, digital nomads, gig workers etc. In order to build a blended workforce that is a strategic mix of contingent and full-time talent, it is important to: (1) engage talent quickly, cost-effectively, and…

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10 Tips to Increase Contingent Workforce Management Policy Adoption

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Creating a contingent workforce management program is an important step in ensuring compliant engagement, but adoption of policies you have put into place is key to ensuring that the program you created is followed. One of the most valuable resources to organizations today are independent professionals. This component of your total workforce can bring in…

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