Workforce Management

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Building a Workforce Strategy Including Independent Talent

February 24, 2021

More people than ever before are choosing to work independently. Today, more than 38 million people work independently as consultants, freelancers, contractors, solopreneurs, temporary, or on-call workers, and we predict that this number will only continue to increase in coming years. Workers who have chosen to pursue independence full-time are a well-educated group—73% have four-year…

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Use our Compliance Checklist to Minimize Contractor Risk

February 12, 2021

If your organization engages independent contractors, it is important to consider how your company will comply with relevant laws, policies, and regulations. Engaging an independent contractor is different than hiring an employee because different laws apply to each category of worker. For example, while companies have the ability to schedule employees and control how they…

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5 Ways to Find Top Independent Talent

January 20, 2021

Independent professionals play an important role in creating a well-rounded workforce for many organizations today. Independents offer numerous benefits such as helping companies minimize employment costs through staffing flexibility. Rather than adding to company payroll by hiring an employee, enterprise managers can engage an independent contractor who can bring a specific set of skills to…

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Determining the Cost of Your Independent Contractor Engagement Program

January 7, 2021

Today, more businesses than ever before are turning to independent talent to fill workforce needs. Independent professionals help organizations realize a competitive advantage among their peers by providing access to specialized, in-demand talent, staffing flexibility, and better control over employment costs. In order to make the best use of this valuable talent pool and realize…

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Bryan Peña Shares Legal Insights – December 2020

December 7, 2020

MBO Chief of Market Strategy Bryan Peña shares legal insights from a recent enterprise webinar. In this video he discusses background checks, term limits, and post-election predictions for the independent workforce.

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Four Tips to Secure Buy-In for Your Independent Contractor Program

December 4, 2020

Today, 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. But in order to easily and compliantly find, engage, and manage independent talent,…

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3 Ways to Retain High-Quality Independent Consultants

November 25, 2020

Independent talent 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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5 Ways to Build a Strong Client-Contractor Relationship

November 6, 2020

Build positive, successful relationships with your independent workforce with these five tips.

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How to Turn Your Independent Workforce into a Competitive Advantage

October 29, 2020

Realize the competitive advantage of making independent talent part of your workforce strategy by creating a program to that brings top talent to your doorstep, compliantly.

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Independent Professionals: Who They Are and What is Important to Them

October 27, 2020

What is the Independent Workforce? The independent workforce is comprised of 41 million people who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and more. This fast-growing population includes all age ranges, genders, skill sets, and income levels, and spans many different segments of our economy from app-based commodity service like on-demand drivers, to graphic designers, government consultants, and…

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