5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Contingent Workforce Program Adoption Now

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Contingent Workforce Program Adoption Now At the last company I worked with, I was responsible for hiring freelance writers, editors, designers and, well, all things marketing related. I searched job boards and marketplaces to find the right talent, at the right cost, for the projects I had on the…

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Scope Creep: What is it and 6 Ways to Avoid It


What is scope creep in project management? Scope creep occurs when a client adds new provisions, tasks, or deliverables to a project that are outside of an existing scope of work. These unforeseen changes can lead to missed deadlines, financial losses, increased timelines and budgets, and client dissatisfaction. When deliverables are not clearly defined, stakeholders…

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How to Win the Great Realization: Adding Contingent Workers to Your Workforce Strategy

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There has never been a better—or easier—time to engage contingent workers. More than 51 million Americans are now working as independents. That number is up 34% from 2020, and it makes sense. People who work independently report being happier, healthier, and wealthier than their traditionally-employed counterparts. What’s more, some 68% say they’re more financially secure…

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Predictions for the Future of Work in 2022 (Part 2!)

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The Great Realisation is here, and here’s what it means for enterprises and talent alike: “At MBO Partners, we’ve been tracking the independent workforce for more than a decade as part of our State of Independence in America study (www.mbopartners.com/state-of-independence). By 2025, more than 50% of Americans will have worked independently during their careers.” “Analysts may…

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The Future of Independent Working – Key Trends (Video)

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Learn and get inspired by where the freelancing is going in Europe and worldwide. Inspirational talks from the renowned leaders. Main learnings: Key findings from MBO Partners State of Independence Research 2021, Strategies forward thinking enterprises are using to access independent talent, How COVID has accelerated key workforce trends.

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3 Tips for Presenting a Winning Business Proposal

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Independent consultants are constantly on the grind, looking for business development—and often the road to new business goes through the C-suite. Presenting business proposals to a new client or to an executive of a large company is unlike presenting to peers. Here are three tips to help you develop your content and approach and present…

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How to Break Into the Creator Economy in a Digital Age


The way we consume entertainment and news has shifted tremendously within the past decade. Whereas once we relied solely on TVs or news outlets to consume information, now we tune into our peers and listen. It’s a movement that has changed the way we think, interact and relate to each other. It’s the creator economy: the collection, creation and distribution…

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5 Reasons Consultants Need a Website to Be Competitive

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If you take one look at our blog, you know that at MBO Partners we talk a lot about the value of being a leader in your field, as well as how you can brand yourself via tools like online networking, polished communication, and ongoing professional development. A professional website is a modern-day calling card; helping to…

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Working on the road: How digital nomads have the best of both worlds

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According to a 2021 report titled The Digital Nomad Search Continues, by independent workplace consultants MBO Partners, digital nomads are “people who choose to embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work remotely, anywhere in the internet-connected world” and they are redefining the way we perceive the work-life balance.

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