Workforce Management

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Your Talent Community: Start Tuning in to WIIFM 

By MBO Partners

In any situation requiring a decision, people generally first consider the impacts on them personally. This is true for consumers buying a product or service, job seekers deciding on an offer of employment, and independent professionals selecting clients they will work with. “What’s in It for Me?” This question, acronymed to WIIFM, is important to…

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5 Things to Look for When Hiring Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Hiring independent talent as an addition to a full-time workforce is a growing strategy among companies today. With 64.6 million people working independently, there’s a lot of talent to choose from. But finding the right person who has the skillset you need and aligns with your company culture or working style can be a challenge….

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Hiring Soft Skills for Future Success: Communication 

By MBO Partners

This is the fourth in a five-part series discussing skills critical for future success.  Other articles cover critical thinking, creativity, and entrepreneurship. While communication skills have always been important in the workplace, the advent of AI makes them even more significant. While some forms of communication can be taught to AI tools, others are uniquely…

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5 Ways to Attract Top Talent

By MBO Partners

In 2022, there were more than 64 million independent workers. And the vast majority of this group has a lot of choice when it comes to picking the clients they work with. Independent talent can fill in-demand roles with skills like specialized management consulting, engineering, marketing, research, and product development. As organizations look for new…

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Independent Professional Workforce Defined

By MBO Partners

What is the Independent Workforce? Independents are the 64.6 million people in the US who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. This fast-growing population includes all age ranges, genders, skill sets, and income levels, and spans many different segments of our economy from app-based commodity service like on-demand drivers, to graphic designers, government consultants,…

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Hiring Soft Skills for Future Success: Creativity 

By MBO Partners

This is the third in a five-part series discussing skills critical for future success.  Other articles cover critical thinking, communication, and entrepreneurship. Talk about creativity in business and the conversation will soon lead to innovation. The words of big thinkers like Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, or Thomas Edison will be recalled to support the importance…

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Decouple Innovation and the Workforce with Open Innovation 

By Keaton Swett

Innovation is requisite for successful competition. But even as enterprises recognize the need to innovate to stay relevant in continuously evolving markets, their intellectual capital is in danger of draining away due to factors like these:  Layoffs. Over 3,150 US companies announced layoffs in 2022. As of the first quarter of 2023, over 972 firms…

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Tap Independent Executive Expertise through Direct Sourcing

By MBO Partners

Not long ago, the term “freelance executive,” if heard of at all, was an oxymoron. While there have been interim and fractional CXOs in the marketplace for a long time, this talent takes temporary full-time or part-time roles to fill or backfill openings at the C-suite table. But the idea of a freelance executive? It’s…

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Hiring Soft Skills for Future Success: Critical Thinking

By MBO Partners

This is the second in a five-part series discussing skills critical for future success.  Succeeding articles will cover creativity, communication, and entrepreneurship. A recalibration is taking place in the workforce as leaders are moving to skills-based organizations and artificial intelligence (AI) is slowly taking on some roles, either completely or as an adjunct to human…

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6 Reasons Why Pay Equity Matters

By MBO Partners

Pay equity, the practice of compensating workers in similar roles with comparable pay regardless of demographic factors, is a legal requirement in most states for full-time employees. The Great Resignation has led to a worker-driven market, and a strong commitment to pay equity across your total workforce is a competitive factor in today’s market. How…

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