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12 Business Books to Read in 2020

By MBO Partners

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

13 Books Workforce Management Executives Should Read

By MBO Partners

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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3 Trends Changing the Way We Work

3 Trends Changing the Way We Work

By MBO Partners

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

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

By MBO Partners

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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4 Major Independent Workforce Themes at 2018 Conferences for Contingent Workforce Leaders

By MBO Partners

Contingent workforce leaders are gearing up for the heart of event season this fall, where there will be many exciting talent solutions, innovative processes, and risk-mitigation strategies to discuss and learn about. Whether your company is heading out to conferences, or you’re simply looking to stay up-to-date with the latest developments, keep an eye out…

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Self-Employment Remains a Viable

Self-Employment Remains a Viable, Desirable Career Path in 2018, Finds 8th Annual State of Independence in America Report

By MBO Partners

Strong, mature, and evolving are words used to describe today’s independent workforce in MBO Partners 8th annual State of Independence in America Report, the longest-running, comprehensive look at the independent workforce. Even amidst record low unemployment and the strongest jobs market in decades, independent work remains a viable and desirable career path for nearly 42…

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Look Back, Look Forward The Independent

Look Back, Look Forward: The Independent Workforce Year in Review 2017

By MBO Partners

As 2017 winds to a close, we at MBO Partners like to take time to reflect on what has changed 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 likely change again as we head…

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What is the Independent Workforce?

By MBO Partners

Independent professionals are fast-growing, vital part of our workforce. According to MBO Partners’ latest State of Independence study, the total number of self-employed Americans aged 21 and above rose to 41.1 million. Independents span all industries, from on-demand drivers and freelance writers to finance professionals and IT consultants. There are many benefits to being independent—the…

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10 Independent Workforce Trends to Watch

10 Independent Workforce Trends to Watch

By McLean Robbins

It’s difficult to know what the future of work might hold, but one thing is for certain—independent professionals are poised to be more important than ever before in years to come. Based on insights gathered from 7 consecutive years of industry research, MBO Partners has just revealed 10 predictions for the future of the U.S. independent…

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2017 MBO Partners State of Independence

2017 MBO Partners State of Independence in America: Today’s Independents Are Happier, Healthier, and More Satisfied Than Ever Before

By MBO Partners

The 2017 MBO Partners State of Independence In America paints a positive picture of an independent workforce that is continuing to grow and mature. Now in its seventh year, this report is the longest running end-to-end look at America’s population of independent professionals. Data from the report make a strong case that not only is…

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