Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News June 2023

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. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Re-adopts Standard…

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Are you an Open Innovation Novice? Here Are Some Tips for Beginners

Adding open innovation to your independent business might seem daunting if you are just starting down that path. It can even be scary. While you may be an expert in your field, brilliant at writing winning proposals, and have mad marketing skills, open innovation solving requires that and more. With all your professional accomplishments, stepping…

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What to Include in a Consulting Agreement: 7 Sections Every Agreement Should Have

A consulting agreement between an independent contractor and a client should provide legal protection for both parties while also clearly establishing expectations of the project to be completed. The exact language and sections included in your contract may vary depending on your industry, client type, and location. Independent contractor agreements are particularly important for independent…

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4 Keys to Direct Sourcing Program Success

In previous direct sourcing articles, we’ve covered building a skills assessment for your program business case, three areas to help improve understanding, the company functions that comprise your direct sourcing dream team, and planning the stepping stones of your direct sourcing journey.    In the previous article in this series, we considered the baseline elements…

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Leverage Independent Talent to Help You Go Lean

Lean methodologies help maximize the use of resources, cut down on waste, and promote collaboration. With continuous improvement as its foundation, the lean approach fosters adaptability while maintaining quality. Taking a lean approach to your workforce can improve agility, increase innovation, and enhance productivity.  It can also position your company to weather economic downturns and…

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3 Tips for Effective Virtual Leadership

Team management has some tenets that are independent of the physical location of members. Whether onsite or distributed across several time zones, it’s important to establish clear roles, expectations, and norms, communicate frequently, celebrate successes, and create opportunities for social interaction and fun. What differs is the way a manager goes about accomplishing this. Many…

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MBO Partners Named “Best Company for Career Growth” and CEO Miles Everson Named to Best CEOs for Diversity List by Comparably

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Ashburn, VA – June 20, 2023 – MBO Partners, a direct sourcing platform connecting top independent professionals and large enterprise organizations, today announces that it has been named one of 2023’s Best Companies for Career Growth by Comparably, an online review program for employees. This award is derived from millions of ratings from employees who anonymously…

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