Workforce Management

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Modernizing Business Models to Manage Risk is as Old as The Dutch East India Company

By Miles Everson

Uncertainty causing boards and managements to change the business is as old as the public company itself.  If we look to history as an example, the creation of the first publicly listed company in the world was the result of investors and management modernizing the business structure to manage uncertainty—the same situation we are facing…

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Managing Remote Teams: How to Work Effectively with Remote Consultants

By MBO Partners

More workers than ever before, particularly independent contractors, are choosing to work remotely. In fact, our research finds that 4.8 million independents currently describe themselves as digital nomads: workers who have chosen to embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that enables them to travel and work remotely, anywhere in the world. And 17 million more aspire…

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3 HR Trends Impacting Businesses Today

By MBO Partners

Traditional hiring models are shifting—that comes as no surprise to savvy businesses. More and more, organizations are taking an integrated approach to talent management. By 2020, the number of self-employed workers in the US is projected to increase to 42 million people. Independent professionals offer flexibility and give enterprises access to in-demand skills that they…

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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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5 Traits of the Modern Independent Workforce

By MBO Partners

The modern independent workforce embraces technology, works from anywhere in the world, and finds satisfaction in building a career out of their passion. 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. Organizations are increasingly recognizing the…

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3 Ways Millennial Consultants are Driving the Independent Economy

By MBO Partners

There are a number of factors that contribute to the growing independent workforce—the 41 million adult Americans who work as freelancers, consultants, contractors, solopreneurs and more. For many, independence offers the potential for greater work/life flexibility, the chance to pursue a passion, or the opportunity to leave the corporate world behind and build their own…

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How to Manage Work Overload as an Independent Contractor

Building the A-List: What to Think About When Re-Engaging Independent Contractors

By Bunker

Have you ever worker with an independent professional that you wished you could hire on the spot and have around full-time? It’s a blessing and a curse when truly exceptional independent talent comes into your company. Luckily, there are some best practices you can follow to ensure your talent feels appreciated, and your company benefits…

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How to Mitigate Risk through Compliance

By Bunker

The modern workforce has seen a dramatic shift away from the salaried 9-5 employee, and towards a mosaic of independent contractors engaged by enterprises for specific projects. While the gig economy is in many ways a more efficient and productive model, it’s also a less secure one. That’s not to say that engaging independent contractors…

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4 Ways to Become a More Agile Enterprise

By Bunker

What is an Agile Enterprise? An agile enterprise is an organization or business that moves quickly; one that acts and reacts in a rapid manner. In a business climate obsessed with short-term results, it’s no surprise that the word ‘agility’ has become synonymous with enterprise strategy. Now more than ever, enterprises must create ways to become…

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Should Your Independent Contractors Have Cyber Insurance?

By Bunker

Cyber insurance helps protect your company from costly data breaches not covered by general or professional liability insurance. Learn the benefits of cyber insurance, what it protects, and why you should consider it if your company engages independent contractors.

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