Workforce Management

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Three Ways Gen AI Can Help Manage Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Managing independent contractors can be a tricky zone to navigate. You have to find a balance between giving them the support and feedback you need while maintaining a client-contractor relationship for compliance purposes. Unless it is specified in a contract, independent contractors have the right to choose when, where, and how they work. Over-supervising or…

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The Independent AI Strategist: Why You Need One (or More)

By MBO Partners

AI will revolutionize how we live and work. It’s the next technology transformation, with potential that we cannot fully see or understand at this time. While today we apply it to existing ways of doing things, it won’t be long before we apply it to completely new things we haven’t yet thought of. No matter…

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Keeping Independents Happy 

By Jessica Soler

Enterprises recognize that including independent professionals in the workforce is imperative. As demand for their services increases, independents have more project options and more choice of clients. How can a company ensure that it is attractive to high-value independent talent?  I went to an expert for answers to this question. Emily Stringer is a Program…

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Leverage AI Today to Support Larger Enterprise AI Adoption

By MBO Partners

“Adopting AI” is a big deal, not only in terms of the business imperative but also in terms of what it takes for an enterprise to do it. Like previous big technology changes, AI adoption must be planned, trained, tested, secured, and maintained. This takes time and expertise, and for many companies, the race is…

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Artificial Intelligence for Contingent Labor: Benefits and Challenges

By MBO Partners

Artificial intelligence (AI) can have a significant impact on companies that use independent contractor talent—from finding and sourcing contractors to engaging and onboarding them. AI tools can effectively source prospective independents, assess them without bias, and onboard them efficiently. With more companies drawing on contingent labor to build optimized or blended workforces, AI tools can be…

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8 Ways to Offer Wellness Benefits to Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Being a Client of Choice is critical for any enterprise competing for independent professionals with in-demand skills. Our research shows an annual increase in the percentage of independents saying they are able to choose the clients with whom they work. This choice goes beyond money into areas like ease of engagement, the quality of working…

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Creating an Effective Contingent Labor Program: Introduction 

By Jessica Soler

Unsurprisingly, companies are increasingly recognizing the need for agility and flexibility within their workforce. Recent layoffs among traditional W2 employees have prompted a reevaluation of conventional employment models. As organizations navigate economic uncertainties and rapid technological advancements, the spotlight increasingly turns towards the strategic integration of independent contractors & a contingent workforce. This shift not…

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Managing the Pressure Cooker of Microstress for Enterprises and Independents

By MBO Partners

In today’s fast-paced workplace, people often find themselves grappling with a subtle form of pressure: microstress. Unlike the obvious stress that can arise from major life events, microstress comprises small daily stressors that add up over time. Because of the “smallness” of microstressors, they may be hard to identify. Their cumulative effects, though, can be…

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5 Tips for Building Stronger Contractor Relationships in 2024

By MBO Partners

Building strong relationships with independent talent will be important for businesses in the coming year as more enterprises seek to use independents as part of their staffing strategy. Top independent talent—who have the skills companies seek—have the luxury of picking the clients they work with. Those who purposely find ways to prioritize contractor satisfaction and…

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Compliance Risk Assessment Tool for Independent Workforce Engagement

By MBO Partners

Because there is risk associated with hiring independent contractors, preparation is key. Often, misclassification can be unintentional because businesses simply do not have a full understanding of the laws regarding how to classify their workers. However, it can also be done intentionally to reduce labor costs or avoid payroll taxes. Regardless of why misclassification occurs, it…

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