Workforce Management

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5 Challenges Independent Professionals Have with Your Enterprise (and how to solve them)

By MBO Partners

Working as an independent contractor isn’t always easy or straightforward. Although there are now 51 million independent professionals—and that number is expected to increase—many jobs are still created with traditional employees in mind. In order to take advantage of the independent professional labor market, it’s important for enterprises to learn where independents might be struggling…

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What is Contingent Workforce Management?

By MBO Partners

Contingent workforce management involves finding, engaging, and managing contingent talent—people who work as independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs, digital nomads, gig workers etc. In order to build a blended workforce that is a strategic mix of contingent and full-time talent, it is important to: engage talent quickly, cost-effectively, and compliantly, design and scale a contingent…

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10 Tips to Drive Contingent Workforce Management Policy Adoption

By MBO Partners

Creating a contingent workforce management program is an important step in ensuring compliant engagement, but adoption of policies you have put into place is key to ensuring that the program you created is followed. One of the most valuable resources to organizations today are independent professionals. This component of your total workforce can bring in…

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5 Ways a Chief Freelance Officer Can Improve Workforce Management

By MBO Partners

Freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, entrepreneurs, etc. create the independent workforce and are changing the way we view and understand work. Today, millions of Americans report working full-time providing professional services. The large majority of these workers have chosen this path of independence and are happy with their choice. From the perspective of enterprises, there…

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6 Ways Millennial and Gen Z Talent are Changing the Independent Workforce

By MBO Partners

Millennials and Gen Z now outnumber the combined ranks of Baby Boomers and Generation X, making up 51 percent of the independent workforce. Independents fill an important need for organizations today, providing much-needed skills, flexibility, and agility.     At the same time, these two generations have found a welcome place in the independent workforce. They can…

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How to Write an RFP for Consulting Services: 7 Tips

By MBO Partners

Most firms working with consultants, contractors, freelancers and other 1099s will use an RFP (Request for Proposal) to set the tone and guidelines for what is expected to complete an assignment. Clients are more comfortable with engaging a contractor when they outline and understand what needs to be delivered by the consultant. Moreover, consultants will…

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The Contingent Labor Imperative: How Enterprises Strategically Engage Top Independent Talent in 2022 and Beyond

By MBO Partners

Modern workforces are fueled by contingent labor. The COVID-19 health crisis and surrounding economic uncertainties lit the match thrown into enterprises desperate for optimized business models. Companies plan to increase this sector to gain relevant skillsets and diverse mindsets to keep in step with an ever-changing pivot away from corporate stability to labor agility.        In…

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6 Ways to Build Relationships with Independent Workers

By MBO Partners

The most effective workforces today consist of a mix of full-time and contingent labor. If you’ve worked with independent talent before, you’re probably aware of how important it is to build a strong foundation to support these workers.  Independent contractors have specialized expertise in a particular industry. They are business owners who are likely to…

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4 Steps to Hiring the Right Independent Professional

By MBO Partners

Work needs to get done, and there’s no time to waste. You need to find a savvy, highly skilled independent professional who respects a strict budget and has the specific expertise you’re looking for.  So, where should you start looking, and how do you screen and manage independent contractors to protect your company’s best interests?…

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4 Ways to Get Buy-In for Creating a Contingent Labor Program

By MBO Partners

Setting up a contingent labor program according to best practices and policies requires buy-in from key decision makers. Forward-thinking companies understand that using independent talent as part of their workforce is a strategy can increase organizational agility and give them access to in-demand skills, there may be some resistance among decision makers to create a…

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