Workforce Management

From Employer of Choice to Client of Choice

By MBO Partners

Independent labor has become mainstream in the American workforce. According to MBO’s 12th Annual State of Independence Report, 2022 was another year of big growth for this market segment as the total population increased to 64.4 million, one-third of which are Full-Time Independents. As more and more companies move toward a blended or optimized workforce—a…

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MSP vs VMS: Which is better for managing contingent labor?

By MBO Partners

Today’s business leaders are experiencing pressure to improve service, move faster, and find new skills in their workforce. With a need to shift strategies to better meet business goals, enterprises are increasing their dependence on contract, freelance, and gig workers—adopting a flexible workforce that is comprised of both full-time and independent talent. Today, there are…

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7 Best Practices for a Scalable Contingent Labor Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

A blended workforce, combining full-time and independent talent, offers strategic opportunities for business growth. Staffing flexibility, the ability to compete for in-demand skills, and improved speed to market are some of the results that can be achieved with a well-integrated contingent labor program. It’s not unusual for a company to start small when integrating independent…

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How Big and Small Companies Can Innovate During A Recession  

By Keaton Swett

Open innovation answers all the leftover problems that companies can’t solve during even the best of times. Economic downturns flash a light on the need for these solutions. Companies are most familiar with attracting employees and contingent workers. However, problem solvers can fit into those gaps left by a traditional workforce. Large corporations are more…

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6 Ways to Boost Independent Contractor Retention

By MBO Partners

Employee retention is an important part of maintaining a streamlined, productive workforce. Enterprises want to hold on to their top performers—the same strategy should apply to independent contractors as well.  More than ever before, companies are relying on independent talent for the in-demand skills and professionalism they provide. Independent contractors bring on-demand expertise, staffing flexibility,…

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Increase Performance through an Age-Diverse Workforce

By MBO Partners

Baby Boomers and GenXers, the two most seasoned generations of independent professionals, comprise nearly half of the talent pool (26% and 23% respectively). Unfortunately, many enterprises don’t effectively tap that talent demographic, often because of myths that persist about “older workers.” In addition to gaining access to a wider range of skills and expertise, creating…

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6 Benefits of Workforce Optimization for Companies

By MBO Partners

Workforce optimization allows companies to access the talent they need in an agile, cost-efficient way so they can succeed in the future of work.  Finding the talent you need to effectively run your business is no easy feat. As the modern workforce environment increasingly trends towards engaging independent talent, enterprises must adjust the way they…

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5 Strategic Characteristics of a Scalable Independent Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

Though contingent labor has always been part of the workforce to some extent, the Great Realization has spurred the engagement of contractors in larger numbers and in roles that were previously considered employee-only. In some cases, critical skills are only available from independent professionals, causing companies to turn to blended workforce models. As a result,…

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4 Ways Companies Can Achieve Workforce Agility

By MBO Partners

Over the past few years, more people than ever before have left their payroll jobs to pursue independent work. Simultaneously, companies have realized that remaining agile is key to surviving economic ups and downs. The contingent workforce is an increasingly important part of ensuring enterprises are ready, adaptable, and competitive for whatever challenge they might…

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Open Innovation: Filling Solution Gaps

By MBO Partners

Corporations see challenges that fall on the human resources floor. They try to fill skills gaps with contingent workers, freelancers and contractors; however, it falls short of all the work your organization needs. Strategizing for the future of your organization will comprise at least three different types of work: full-time employees, contingent workers, and problem…

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