Workforce Trends

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Study Highlights: The Untapped Potential of a Recomposable Workforce

By MBO Partners

How are enterprise leaders addressing gaps in the workforce that they need to fill to achieve current and future business goals? A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of MBO explored answers to this question. In April 2024, Forrester surveyed 206 cross-industry decision-makers responsible for their organizations’ US talent sourcing and contingent labor…

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How to Be Compliant When Working with Digital Nomads

By MBO Partners

Remote working has become commonplace for many organizations today. 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. Our latest research found that 17.9 million American workers…

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Interested in Being a Digital Nomad? What You Need to Know

By MBO Partners

Digital nomads have a passion for travel, a desire for adventure, and an interest in new cultures. Becoming a digital nomad has increased a dramatic 131% from 2019 to 2023. Our research found that more than 17 million American workers currently describe themselves as digital nomads. This kind lifestyle can be exciting and fulfilling–and challenging….

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Which Creator Partnership Is Right for You?

By MBO Partners

Independent creators—individuals who earn money by creating and distributing digital content—number 8.1 million in the US, and the population is growing. The majority are under 40 and male. They are entrepreneurial, fiercely independent, and value flexibility in their lives. This is the Creator Economy, a rising force in the marketplace. Enterprise-creator partnerships can be mutually beneficial….

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How Contingent Labor Fits into Your Workforce

By MBO Partners

Companies of all sizes have leveraged non-employee workers for a long time. Until recently, contingent labor was commoditized, for example, augmenting staff during seasonal upticks or temporarily replacing an employee on extended leave. While companies still engage contingent labor for purposes like these, many have extended into more strategic areas of the business. For example,…

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3 Highlights from UNLEASH America 2024

By MBO Partners

UNLEASH America is one of the largest HR Tech conferences and tradeshows in the US. This innovative event spotlights forward-looking HR leaders and vendors as well as key trends in the HR Tech space. Members of the MBO team recently attended the 2024 conference and gained new insights into HR technology and the future of…

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Build Your Enterprise AI Backbone through Independent Expertise

By MBO Partners

AI is steadily permeating all aspects of enterprise operations. Workers are already using the technology, mainly in the form of generative AI, to increase productivity and improve output. More comprehensively, companies across industries are reengineering processes to incorporate AI. For example: Banks are transforming financial advisory services Insurance companies are automating auto and home claims…

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10 Ways Digital Transformation Impacts 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 considering different ways of working. 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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From Ideas to Impact: Demystifying the Open Innovation Journey

By Keaton Swett

Prospective clients often ask us to give examples of products directly resulting from our open innovation challenges. It’s natural to seek concrete examples of tangible products from these initiatives. It’s true that we have launched many open innovation challenges where a direct line can be drawn between a proposed solution and a new product or…

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Artificial Intelligence: MBO Senior Leadership Perspectives  

By MBO Partners

As part of our continued focus on how enterprises and independents interact with AI, members of our senior leadership recently offered their thoughts on several key topics, challenges, and strategies. We will delve deeper into some of these in future articles. Welcome to the Wild West We’ve seen it time and again. When any new…

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