Tips for Becoming an Independent Consultant as a Gen X Worker

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If you’re considering making the transition from traditional employment to independent work as the next step in your career, you’re not alone. Many Gen X professionals have made the leap to solo work—representing 28% of the total independent workforce. Often characterized as the self-reliant generation, it is no surprise that so many choose to pursue independent…

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Financial Services Leader Uses Direct Sourcing to Cut Costs, Mitigate Risk (Case Study)

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CASE STUDY Vertical: Financial Services | Type: Direct Sourcing Today’s talent comes in all shapes and sizes from traditional W-2 workers to contractors, freelancers, consultants, temporary workers and more. Whether your organization is just beginning to engage contingent workers or has been incorporating this segment of the workforce for some time, you’ve likely heard the…

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Contingent Workforce Program Adoption Now

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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 docket for the year. Then, I had to appeal to finance…

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

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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

There has never been a better—or easier—time to engage contingent workers. More than 64.4 million Americans are now working as independents. That number is up 69% 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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Should Your Independent Contractors Have Cyber Insurance?

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Cyber insurance helps protect your company from costly data breaches not covered by general or professional liability insurance. Learn the benefits of cyber insurance, what it protects, and why you should consider it if your company engages independent contractors.

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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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