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The Evolving Requirements of Today’s Modern Workplace

By MBO Partners

The US is one of the most rapidly changing labor markets – and unless you are actively hunting for a new job, you may not know much about it. Although we now live in a world where information is instantly available, we can sometimes miss the overall trends because we are constantly being informed of…

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How Open Innovation Can be a Starting Block for Gen Z Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Open innovation, or the use of external participants to help a company solve core problems, or challenges, has grown in popularity in recent years. While organizations do not specifically rely on one generation or another to solve challenges when using open innovation, often also referred to as “crowdsourcing,” platforms supporting this type of work most…

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Tech Layoffs Shed Light on Need for Workforce Optimization

By Leslie Hernandez

Recent increase in tech layoffs and hiring freezes paint an interesting—yet somewhat inaccurate—picture of the current workforce environment. High-profile companies including Netflix, MasterClass, Tesla, Twitter and more have slowed down hiring and laid off thousands of employees due to fears of a recession, rising inflation, tightening of budgets, and big swings in the crypto currency market, among…

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5 Contingent Workforce Market Trends

By Mark Stringer

I’ve not written any content for a while. It’s been extremely busy here and unintentionally this part of my responsibility has lapsed. Whilst I am far from a great creator of content—it always takes me longer than most to create it—I do actually quite enjoy the process. It forces me to take time and sit…

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10 Ways Your Digital Transformation Strategy Can Impact Your Independent Workforce

By MBO Partners

We are experiencing a dramatic change in the way we work. As more organizations shift to remote and flexible work options, full-time workers are rethinking their roles. The number of digital nomads is growing too. Digital nomads are people who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle. This allows them to travel and work remotely—anywhere in the…

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

By MBO Partners

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

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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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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