Workforce Management

Effective Communication in Your Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

Like the employee portion of the workforce, your independent talent network is not a homogeneous group. The communication strategies for your direct sourcing program must be crafted to resonate with the right audiences, whether directed internally or externally. Insight into the communication preferences and messaging styles of the different components of your talent network can…

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5 Benefits of Proactive Workforce Management

By MBO Partners

Effective workforce management is essential for companies to stay competitive and achieve their long-term objectives. For businesses that engage independent contractors, adopting a proactive workforce management approach can yield significant advantages. But what exactly does proactive workforce management mean, and how can it benefit your enterprise? What is Proactive Workforce Management? Proactive workforce management involves…

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For Future-of-Work Success, Ditch the Role Description

By MBO Partners

You’ve completed your skills assessment and identified where independent talent can strategically impact the enterprise. You have a handle on the skills and characteristics of the independents who would be a good fit. Now, you need to find that talent—and it needs to be top-tier talent. It should be no surprise that competition for top-tier…

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4 Ways to Build Long Term Relationships with Contingent Workers

By MBO Partners

Building long-term relationships with contingent workers is a key component of an effective workforce optimization strategy. Remote working arrangements are now common in many businesses. Companies that already rely on independent talent as an integral part of their workforce can gain the many rewards from this flexible, remote, and skills-driven talent pool. Those who aren’t…

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Leverage “Known Talent” for Direct Sourcing Success

By MBO Partners

While we may not go so far as to call it a “war,” there is very strong competition for talent across all industry sectors. Part of the driving force behind the optimized workforce—a blend of full-time and independent talent—is the need to access high-value and trusted skill sets on an ongoing, but not full-time, basis….

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Stepping Stones to a Robust Direct Sourcing Program

By Jessica Soler

If you work in the contingent workforce world, you know that direct sourcing has been a hot topic for a few years. If done correctly, it can be a game changer. MBO’s Chief Talent Officer, Amy O’Donnell, recently shared tips and strategies for setting up a robust direct sourcing program tailored to your organization’s unique…

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Best Practices for Building an Independent Talent Community in Your Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

There are several reasons to curate an independent talent community as part of your direct sourcing program. The relationships formed between company managers, employees, and community members, and between community members themselves, support a high-performing workforce that can make significant contributions to business growth. Establish your independent talent community by leveraging strategies that have proven…

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3 Benefits of Using Independent Talent to Solve Common Pain Points

By MBO Partners

In today’s dynamic business environment, companies are increasingly turning to independent talent to address various challenges such as skill shortages, disruption, and competition. This strategic move offers several advantages, ranging from cost savings to increased innovation. Here are three key benefits of leveraging independent professionals to solve common pain points in your organization. 1. Expand…

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5 Dimensions that Impact Corporate Agility

By MBO Partners

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary offers two definitions of agile: Marked by the ready ability to move with quick easy grace Having a quick, resourceful, and adaptable character In the context of an enterprise, the terms “ready ability,” “quick,” “resourceful,” and “adaptable” accurately describe corporate agility. Along with many other business pundits, we consistently emphasize corporate…

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3 Benefits of Creating a Virtual Talent Bench

By MBO Partners

By incorporating independent talent into the workforce, organizations gain access to in-demand skills where and when they need them most. To take this idea a step further, forward-thinking enterprises are creating virtual talent benches—groups of independents who are already vetted and onboarded.   A virtual talent bench allows companies to dynamically respond to ever-changing business…

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