Independent Workforce Trends

A July 4th Retrospective and Path Forward for the Workforce

July 1, 2020

This Independence Day holiday is unlike any other we have seen in the past century. For senior executives responsible for hiring and employee management, it’s an especially trying time. For many, there is a strong sense of personal responsibility to their employees – alongside a sense of accountability to their board room for sustaining profits…

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7 Predictions for the Future of Work

June 30, 2020

Founder Gene Zaino shares 7 insights for the future of work and a new chapter for the book The End of Jobs.

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Becoming a Client of Choice: Understanding What Drives the Modern Independent Professional

May 18, 2020

The modern work environment a dynamic, evolving landscape. As more people choose to forgo traditional employment in favor of working as independent consultants, freelancers, or contractors, organizations are shifting their approach to how work gets done. About 7.6 million Americans now work full-time as highly-skilled independents providing professional services to corporations on a contract basis.…

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The CARES Act: What it Means for Self-Employed, Freelancers, Independent Workers

March 27, 2020

The information provided in the MBO Blog does not constitute legal, tax or financial advice. It does not take into account your particular circumstances, objectives, legal and financial situation or needs.  Before acting on any information in the MBO Blog you should consider the appropriateness of the information for your situation in consultation with a…

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Independent Work: One Size Does Not Fit All, and Now, More than Ever, It’s Time This is Understood

March 13, 2020

To say a lot has changed in the world of work in the past week would be an understatement.   Nearly every major organization in the U.S. has taken a critical look at their workforce preparedness strategies, particularly as they relate to workforce continuity and remote work, in light of current events with COVID-19.   Whether to curb an…

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Coronavirus and the Independent Workforce: Tips, Strategies & Tools for Successful Remote Work, Safety, and Preparedness

March 7, 2020

MBO Partners recognizes the growing concern about the possible spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We’d like to take this time to address some additional risk mitigation activities that independent professionals can take to help prevent further spread of this and any virus, as well as to offer some proactive suggestions so that independents can remain as…

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4 Ways the Independent Workforce Can Help Grow your Business in 2020

January 21, 2020

Today, 41 million Americans work as consultants, freelancers, contractors, temporary, or on-call workers. This independent workforce is a growing and powerful economic force that is shaping the way organizations accomplish their goals. Incorporating independent professional talent as part of a company’s workforce is a practice that is becoming more common and accepted across a wide…

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Look Back, Look Forward: The Independent Workforce Year in Review 2019

December 24, 2019

As 2019 winds to a close, we at MBO Partners like to take the time to reflect in preparation for the year ahead. As is common in any fast-growing industry, we marvel at how much has changed in the past 12 months, and how much will be likely to change again as we head into…

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12 Business Books to Read in 2020

December 18, 2019

When you run your own business, you also run your own professional development. Certifications or continuing education programs can be great ways to learn new skills and improve on weak areas, but if you can’t commit to longer curriculum, consider setting aside some time during your workweek for a bit of reading instead. Business books…

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13 Books Workforce Management Executives Should Read

December 12, 2019

No matter what stage you’re at in your career, experienced leaders know that there’s always more out there to learn. Books are a great way to expand your knowledge—even if you don’t agree with everything an author touts, simply hearing new and different perspectives is valuable. As you look forward to the New Year, and…

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