Jessica Soler

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Stepping Stones to a Robust Direct Sourcing Program

By Jessica Soler

If you work in the contingent workforce world, you know that direct sourcing has been a hot topic for a few years. If done correctly, it can be a game changer. MBO’s Chief Talent Officer, Amy O’Donnell, recently shared tips and strategies for setting up a robust direct sourcing program tailored to your organization’s unique…

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Benefits and Challenges of Building an International Contingent Workforce

By Jessica Soler

Expanding your contingent workforce internationally has become increasingly important for companies to maintain agility and competitiveness. However, as businesses expand their operations across borders, the complexities of managing this workforce internationally increase dramatically. The challenges can be daunting, from navigating diverse legal frameworks to cultural nuances. Nicole Cieslicki, a seasoned professional and the Senior Director…

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Keeping Independents Happy 

By Jessica Soler

Enterprises recognize that including independent professionals in the workforce is imperative. As demand for their services increases, independents have more project options and more choice of clients. How can a company ensure that it is attractive to high-value independent talent?  I went to an expert for answers to this question. Emily Stringer is a Program…

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Creating an Effective Contingent Labor Program: Getting Classification Right 

By Jessica Soler

Following on my introduction to this series, this first installment focuses on the critical importance of correctly classifying the members of your independent workforce.   In the past, the onus was on independent contractors to make sure they were set up correctly and paying the right taxes – the IRS would audit them directly. That…

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Creating an Effective Contingent Labor Program: Introduction 

By Jessica Soler

Unsurprisingly, companies are increasingly recognizing the need for agility and flexibility within their workforce. Recent layoffs among traditional W2 employees have prompted a reevaluation of conventional employment models. As organizations navigate economic uncertainties and rapid technological advancements, the spotlight increasingly turns towards the strategic integration of independent contractors & a contingent workforce. This shift not…

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