Independent Workforce Trends

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 for Workforce Management Executives

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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Three Trends Changing the Way We Work

September 24, 2019

Emerging technologies, changing worker preferences, a strong economy, and a tight job market have converged to shape the current workforce landscape. Here are three trends disrupting the way we work.

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What to Expect from MBO at CWS

September 4, 2019

On September 10th, the MBO Partners team will travel to San Diego, CA for two workforce solutions events hosted by Staffing Industry Analysts: Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Summit and Collaboration in the Gig Economy. If you are attending the event, please visit us at booth 114, suite 706, or at our Gig-E kiosk! We are…

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The Financial Well-Being of Independent Workers

August 27, 2019

Many people today are pursuing independent work—freelancing, self-employment, and independent contracting—to develop their careers, build businesses, or pursue what they are passionate about. There are certainly many benefits to working independently, but one question that often arises is whether or not pursuing this do-it-yourself career track helps or hinders an individual’s ability to reach financial…

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The Independent Workforce is Confident, Stable, and Tech-Savvy: A Look Into the 9th Annual State of Independence in America Report

June 18, 2019

Today’s independent workforce is strong and confident, finds MBO Partners’ 9th annual State of Independence in America Report, the longest-running, comprehensive look at the independent workforce. Independents—the 41 million adult Americans who work as consultants, freelancers, contractors, temporary, or on-call workers—are a powerful economic force, generating $1.28 trillion of revenue for the U.S. economy last…

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Look Back, Look Forward: The Independent Workforce Year in Review 2018

December 13, 2018

As 2018 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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One in Five Independents Makes More than $100,000 Annually: Here’s How They Do It

September 27, 2018

Today, 3.3 million independent workers earn more than $100,000 annually. Since MBO Partners began tracking the size and makeup of the independent workforce in 2011, this high-earning population has grown more than 70%, and it has become obvious that as enterprise needs for independent talent grow, those with in-demand skills are going and staying independent in…

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Why More Workers are Joining the Digital Nomad Workforce

August 28, 2018

If you’ve ever aspired to travel the world without quitting your job, know that you’re in good company. According to new estimates from MBO Partners’ 2018 State of Independence in America research, 17 million independent workers aspire to someday become digital nomads, a term referencing workers who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel…

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