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Driving the Future of Work: How the Great Resignation is Turning into the Great Realization for Your Workforce

By MBO Partners

The COVID-19 Pandemic set a new future of work in motion. People across all industries were suddenly working from home. Teams transitioned from roundtable discussions and water cooler chats to Zoom meetings and virtual happy hours. And things went surprisingly well. Productivity, for the most part, remained consistent and in some cases even improved. By…

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5 Behaviors and Values of Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

The independent professionals available to enterprises today are highly skilled experts who can fill project roles on-demand. By understanding the behaviors and values of independents, organizations become more attractive to top talent and are better able to retain the workers they want for future opportunities. Below, we review five factors that matter most to independent…

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Digital Nomads: A Growing Trend of Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

Digital nomads—workers who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work remotely—have increased significantly in number over the past few years. Our latest research found that 15.5 million American workers describe themselves as digital nomads, a 42% increase from 2020 and 112% increase from 2019. Digital Nomads Defined While it’s hard…

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4 Ways to Achieve Workforce Agility

By MBO Partners

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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How to Compliantly Engage This Growing Group of Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

Remote working has become commonplace for many organizations today, in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But while typical remote workers tend to stay in one geographic area, another group of professionals seek even greater flexibility. Digital nomads are workers who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work remotely….

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Webinar Recap: Bringing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the Future of Work

By MBO Partners

Webinar Recap: Brining Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to the Future

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Independent Workers Lead Recent Surge in Professional Service Business Applications

By MBO Partners

Applying for a business tax ID is one of the first steps to starting a business. In 2020, tax ID applications for new businesses surged to 4.35 million, a 24 percent increase over 2019. This data comes from the U.S. Census Business Formation Statistics.  The dataset tracks applications to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for…

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Webinar Recap: Bringing Open Innovation to the Future of Work

By MBO Partners

Webinar Recap: Bringing Open Innovation to the Future of Work

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Webinar Recap: Roundtable: Key Trends for the Future of Work in 2021

By Krista Everson

Webinar Recap: Roundtable: Key Trends for the Future of Work in 2021

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Five Trends Driving Independent Workforce Growth

By MBO Partners

Our 2020 State of Independence in America research explores the cyclical and structural forces that have contributed to, encouraged, and shaped the American independent workforce. Despite the setback that the COVID-19 pandemic had on all workers in the US economy in 2020, we anticipate a strong future of independent work. Five years down the road,…

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