Workforce Management

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Benefits of Hiring Independent Contractors versus Employees

By MBO Partners

Today, more than 51 million people have chosen to work independently rather than have a permanent, full-time job. And the vast majority of independent contractors are very satisfied with the flexibility and creativity their career path affords. Most plan to remain independent and even build a larger business.   This is good news for businesses today….

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8 Ways to Effectively Engage Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Engaging independent contractors shouldn’t be complicated. Yes, navigating the risk of worker misclassification can be daunting, but there are ways to simplify the process. Many businesses today engage independent talent as part of their total workforce. As the use of independent talent has become more mainstream, so has the engagement process.    Follow these eight tips…

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Contingent Workforce Management: What You Need to Know

By MBO Partners

Finding, engaging, and retaining skilled talent can be difficult in today’s work environment. There are many more job openings available than job seekers so where can companies find the people they need?  We believe the answer is self-employed professionals, a population that brings highly specialized services to the workforce. The number of self-employed individuals is…

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How to Manage Freelancers and Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Learn three approaches to independent contractor engagement and tips for how to best manage your independent workforce.

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De-Risk with Confidence: 3 Ways to Reduce Misclassification Risk

By MBO Partners

Your ability to achieve workforce optimization is only as good as your staff’s abilities and bandwidth. When specific project needs arise—that may be highly technical or involve in-demand skills not found in your FTE population—partner with trusted, compliant, and vetted independent talent.  In order to effectively source independent talent end-to-end, it is important to establish…

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Should I Hire an Independent Contractor? 10 Myths

By MBO Partners

Deciding to hire independent contractors can raise a lot of questions—especially if this is new territory for your company. There are many common misconceptions about the independent workforce, a 51-million strong talent pool.  One important distinction to note is that independent professionals don’t just make up the on-demand economy. Rather, this segment of the independent…

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How a Workforce Optimization Strategy Attracts Tomorrow’s Top Independent Professional Talent

By MBO Partners

What would you do if your best employee left tomorrow? Perhaps they won the lottery or decided to change careers—the past few years have taught us that anything can happen. And the thing is, this is really happening every day in workforces across the country.   High performers are leaving and moving on. If your organization…

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10 Tips for Managing Remote Teams

By MBO Partners

More workers than ever before are choosing to work remotely. Millions of these workers are independent contractors who describe themselves as digital nomads: workers who have chosen to embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that enables them to travel and work remotely, anywhere in the world.   The ability to work remotely is certainly one of the…

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5 Reasons to Hire Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Independent contractors are an important source of talent for businesses today. As we shift towards a project-based economy, it has become easier to incorporate independent talent on a regular basis. The question is if companies will use independent contractors as part of their talent pool, but how they will engage this vital resource. Here are…

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What is Workforce Optimization and Why You Need It

By MBO Partners

In response to this widespread challenge of COVID-19, today’s organizations are struggling to do more with less. Forward-thinking companies are leveraging new technologies and experimenting with modes of working, such as virtual meetings and remote work. This new paradigm has highlighted the vast chasm between the traditional business model and the emerging modern one.  One…

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