Workforce Management

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How to Attract and Retain Great Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Five tips for leveraging and engaging top independent talent for your business.

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Everything you need to know to creating your independent contractor agreement

By MBO Partners

An independent contractor agreement or contract is an important part of engaging contingent talent. While your company and the contractors you work with want to get started quickly, skipping a contract can lead to a lot of future problems. Why Do You Need an Independent Contractor Agreement? Legal protection: A written contract provides legal protection…

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What is Contractor vs Employee vs Temp

By MBO Partners

When to consider engaging an independent contractor versus hiring a temporary or full-time employee.

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Onboarding Independent Contractors: 7 Steps you can take to make onboarding easier and get work started

By MBO Partners

The onboarding process can often make or break the experience of working with your company. Independent workers want to get to work quickly, and often that’s what you want too. A strong onboarding program can help create a good first impression and lasting relationship with your independent talent. Here are seven tips for creating a…

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Barriers to Building an Effective Independent Workforce Engagement Program

By MBO Partners

Independent contractors provide businesses today with needed skills, specialized expertise, and on-demand talent. Building a centralized program that is designed to manage the engagement and compliance processes for independent contractors is an important part of incorporating contingent workers. An independent contractor engagement program helps minimize a company’s exposure to misclassification liability, and provides processes for…

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How to Build Strong Relationships When Managing Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

Remote work is common for most independent professionals—it’s part of the appeal of pursuing an independent career. But managing remote workers isn’t always easy to do. Tracking deliverables, building teams, and forming relationships online can be complicated. It’s hard to get to know coworkers on a meaningful level through a screen or a phone call….

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3 Key Workforce Planning Best Practices For Scaling Your Hiring

By MBO Partners

Developing a workforce planning model is an important part of building a high-functioning blended workforce. In today’s fast-moving, technology-driven world, a strategic workforce composed of both contingent and full-time talent is key to remaining both competitive and productive. This type of flexible workforce lets you respond quickly to project demands, meet budget constraints, and stay…

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How to make work life balance a corporate objective for the month (every month)

By MBO Partners

As more people than ever before work remotely, work-life balance is an important corporate objective to consider. Working from home can be challenging. It can be hard to stop working at normal hours, there are distractions everywhere, and it can get lonely. Whether you are managing independent contractors who work remotely, or a group of…

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Engaging Independent Contractors: 10 Do’s and Don’ts to Guarantee Project Success

By MBO Partners

If you’re looking to engage a top independent contractor for your next project, there are a few tips and best practices to keep in mind. Follow these simple steps to ensure project success! DO THIS DON’T DO THIS Develop job descriptions tailored to the independent contractor audience Market the project scope in addition to the…

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5 Tips for Engaging Independent Contractors vs. Employees

By MBO Partners

Hiring a full-time employee is a very different process than engaging an independent contractor. In general, full-time employees are the best option for ongoing business needs that are a core competency of your company. Independent contractors offer flexible options for project-based work, or when you need to bring on specialized expertise for a particular deliverable….

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