Workforce Management

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Employment Types: Determine if You Need an Independent Contractor, Temp, or Employee

By MBO Partners

The modern workforce can consist of a variety of talent. Increasingly, businesses are relying on the independent workforce—the millions of Americans who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, side-giggers, and more—to fill talent needs. Contingent workers can help increase organizational agility, help businesses operate at full capacity, and allow companies to develop or improve products and…

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How to Scale Your Independent Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

If your organization is one of the many building a hybrid workforce composed of fulltime, temporary, and freelance talent, you already know the myriad of benefits independent professionals can provide—staffing flexibility, access to in-demand skills, and reduced employment costs, just to name a few. As you develop your program for finding, engaging, and managing independent…

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How to Evaluate the Right Independent Contractor Engagement Solution for Your Organization

By MBO Partners

Contingent workers are a steady economic force, bringing in-demand skills, staffing flexibility, and cost control to many enterprises worldwide. As more businesses incorporate independent talent as part of their full-time workforce, questions about how to best manage this new population of workers is high on the list for many enterprise managers. Engaging Independent Talent Through…

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What do Independent Workers Want in a Client Relationship?

By MBO Partners

The nature and culture of independent work is growing more complex and sophisticated. Today, millions of Americans work outside of traditional employment as independent contractors and consultants, entrepreneurs, and freelancers who provide services to all different industries on a regular basis. Companies are increasingly relying on a particular sub-sector of the independent workforce—a growing group…

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How to Write a Consultant Job Description: 4 Tips

By MBO Partners

When incorporating contingent workers into your workforce, there are many factors to consider. If you are engaging independent contractors for the first time, you may be facing fears about the quality of the final product, cost considerations, or whether or not the person you’re hiring will make a productive use of time and resources. In…

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Four Benefits to Re-Engaging Independent Professional Talent

By MBO Partners

Save time and money for your organization by re-engaging independent talent. When independent professionals are satisfied with their client relationship, they are more likely to return to that same client for future work. If independent professionals are already a part of your company’s workforce, re-engagement should be top of mind. If your organization is just…

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5 Ways to Find Top Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

A well-rounded workforce today often includes a population of independent talent. Independent contractors 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 a project. However,…

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5 Reasons to Outsource Independent Workforce Management

By MBO Partners

The talent management landscape is changing. Forward-thinking organizations today are turning to flexible workforce models, incorporating independent professional talent to supplement their full-time workforce with specialized skills and on-demand project availability. In this new world, it’s important for companies to take an agile approach to talent management in order to capitalize on the latest trends…

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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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6 Things to Keep in Mind When Managing Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

Remote work is more common than ever before and many enterprise managers are finding the need to shift their mindset and policies to align with a virtual work environment. There are many benefits to remote work including increased work/life flexibility, lower costs, and often greater productivity. Of course, there are many challenges as well. In…

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