Workforce Management

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Increase Adoption of Contingent Workforce Management Policies

By MBO Partners

One of the most valuable resources to organizations today are independent professionals. This component of your total workforce can bring in much-needed expertise, best practices, and delivery capabilities. However, that value can be quickly lost without internal buy-in. Adherence to and understanding of your contingent workforce management program is critical to remaining compliant, attracting top…

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Improve Workforce Management with a Chief Freelance Officer

By MBO Partners

Freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, entrepreneurs, etc. create the independent workforce and are changing the way we view and understand work. Today, millions of Americans report working full-time providing professional services. The large majority of these workers have chosen this path of independence and are happy with their choice. From the perspective of enterprises, there…

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Top 4 Reasons Companies Use Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Today’s workforce ecosystem is incredibly diverse. Enterprises are building dynamic teams with a mix of salaried employees and contract or freelance talent. And the contingent worker side of this equation is quickly growing as companies embrace the skills, expertise, and flexibility of on-demand talent. The external workforce has become key to organizations increasing their agility,…

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3 Ways to Retain High-Quality Independent Consultants

By MBO Partners

Contingent workers offer enterprises many benefits including on-demand expertise, staffing flexibility, and better control over employment costs. Today, an increasing number of Americans are choosing to work independently for the many lifestyle and professional benefits it offers. At the same time, businesses are having a hard time finding the skilled professionals that they need. That’s…

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From Great Resignation to Great Realization: Independent Work Numbers Surge in the Wake of COVID-19

By MBO Partners

In 2021, the number of independent workers grew to 51.1 million, up 34% from 2020. Welcome to the Great Realization.  Let’s face it, times are changing and the American workforce is rampantly becoming less and less like what you see in old 80’s and 90’s movies. You know, the ones where people drudge themselves to…

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4 Tips to Get Buy-In for Your Contingent Labor Program

By MBO Partners

Forward-thinking companies understand that using independent talent as part of their workforce is a strategy that can increase organizational agility and give them access to in-demand skills. Independent professionals provide a flexible way to secure high-level expertise on an as-needed basis. In order to easily and compliantly find, engage, and manage independent talent, it’s important…

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What to Know Before Hiring through a Freelance Marketplace

By MBO Partners

If your organization is not already using a marketplace to source independent professionals, you may be missing out on great talent. Freelance marketplaces—online platforms that connect independent contractors with projects—are quickly growing in popularity. As many as one in four independent contractors said that they had used a marketplace to find work in the past…

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The Importance of Fostering a Community of Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes and adaptations to the way we work. Many organizations are allowing for remote working arrangements and as reopening continues, companies are adjusting how they manage their workforces moving forward. Companies that already rely on independent talent as an integral part of their workforce are likely reaping the rewards…

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The Role of Technology in Finding Top Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Our current workforce demands a broad talent management plan that integrates a dynamic mix of temporary and full-time workers. A key component of this talent management plan is integrating independent professionals into contemporary workforce programs. Technology is leading the charge in this shift. Traditionally, workforce programs focused on independent talent are managed either in-house or…

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4 Tips for Managing Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Read these smart and effective tips for successfully managing independent professionals. These tips focus on effective communication and defining measurements for program management.

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