Workforce Management

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Four Benefits of Open Innovation for Enterprises in 2023

By MBO Partners

Innovation is a critical part of any firm’s strategy. From continuous improvement initiatives to go-to-market tactics to rebranding and beyond, a company must evolve in the right direction to compete successfully. Achieving sustained innovation has been a leadership quest for many years, with mixed results. As the traditional system of secrecy and locked doors that…

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Proposals, Resumes, and Interviews: Best Practices for Hiring Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

When you have received proposals from independent professionals in response to your project post, reviewing and assessing candidates is the next step toward engaging the best fit for your needs. Do this as a five-step process: Review the proposals Create the first shortlist Review the shortlisted candidates’ resumes Create the final shortlist Interview shortlisted candidates…

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How Independent Contractors Can Boost Your Bottom Line in a Recession

By MBO Partners

Despite dire recession warnings from economists, the US market currently has more job openings than labor to fill them. This doesn’t mean firms aren’t laying off talent, doing more with less, or considering scaling back on hiring. At this time, when the economy’s direction is up in the air and uncertainty prevails in the market,…

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How to Write a Perfect Independent Contractor Job Posting

By MBO Partners

While the best approach to recruiting talent in today’s market is to hire skills rather than a particular work classification, how you attract independent talent with the skills you need differs from how you recruit employees. Because these two ways of working vary widely, your approach to job posting must change when seeking an independent…

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3 Best Practices for Independent Contractor Engagement

By MBO Partners

Improve independent contractor program adoption, increase talent retention rates, and mitigate misclassification risk with these three best practices for independent contractor engagement.

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Why and How to Build a Direct Sourcing Business Case 

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing improves the ability of firms to find and engage contingent workers with the skills they need by:  Creating a curated talent pool with contingent workers.   Quickly accessing independent professionals with the skills you need.   Re-engaging contingent labor, which increases work quality, decreases time to fill roles, and improves the culture fit with the…

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Artificial Intelligence for Contingent Labor: Benefits and Challenges

By MBO Partners

In common with employee talent, artificial intelligence (AI) can significantly impact independent talent—from sourcing contractors through engagement and onboarding. AI tools can effectively source prospective independent professionals, assess them without bias, and onboard them efficiently. With more and more companies drawing on contingent labor to build optimized or blended workforces, such tools can be beneficial…

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5 Traits of the Modern Independent Workforce

By MBO Partners

The modern independent workforce runs businesses from anywhere in the world, increasingly works together in teams, and finds new projects using online marketplaces. These workers are finding their place in America’s larger workforce, bringing skilled expertise to fill critical job openings while enjoying the flexibility and lifestyle independent work offers. Enterprises are increasingly recognizing the…

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3 Ways to Build an Agile Workforce with Contingent Talent

By MBO Partners

Enterprises across the globe are adapting and revising their strategic mindsets. The COVID-19 pandemic caused many companies to re-think how work gets done, and for many this has involved embracing a flexible workforce composed of a mix of fulltime, W-2 employees, and independent contractors. Independent contractors offer quick access to in-demand skills, giving organizations the…

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How to Access, Engage, and Manage Your Independent Workforce

By MBO Partners

When incorporating independent talent into your workforce, there are many steps involved. Enterprise managers must find the right talent to fit their needs. Those independent contractors must be engaged in a legally compliant manner. It’s important to manage working with independent professionals in a way that helps your business achieve its goals. By understanding this…

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