Workforce Management

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10 Tips for Managing Remote Teams of Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Although remote work is now quite normal, millions of independent contractors have historically sought independence in order to work remotely as self employed professionals. Many of these are 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.   This flexibility…

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4 Ways to Build Long Term Relationships with Contingent Workers

By MBO Partners

Building long-term relationships with contingent workers is a key component of a long-term workforce optimization strategy. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes and adaptations to the way we work. Many organizations are allowing for remote working arrangements and as reopening continues, companies are adjusting how they manage their workforces moving forward. Companies that already…

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4 Contingent Workforce Engagement Strategies

By MBO Partners

When enterprises engage independent contractors, they can choose to implement a variety of strategies ranging from highly restrictive engagement processes to full engagement. How enterprises choose to engage independent workers can impact the willingness or preference of contractors to work with them. Over the past several years, the independent contractor-client relationship has seen some dramatic…

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4 Tips for Managing Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Read these smart and effective tips for successfully managing independent professionals. These tips focus on effective communication and defining measurements for program management.

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6 Effective Strategies to Attract the Best Talent

By MBO Partners

The independent workforce is a growing and vital source of talent for many enterprises. Independent contractors provide access to in-demand skills without adding to company payroll, they offer staffing flexibility, and can help companies minimize employment costs. But as more organizations become aware of these benefits, competition for top independent talent is growing. The best…

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4 Ways Companies Attract Top Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

One of the many new ways companies today are able to reach corporate goals is engaging and re-engaging top independent professional talent, and attracting top independent talent is key. MBO Partners’ Client of Choice research has examined why and how independent professionals select the clients they choose to work with. “For businesses to effectively compete…

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3 Ways Independent Consultants Offer Big ROI

By MBO Partners

Independent professional talent offer organizations skilled expertise and on-demand availability. They bring many benefits to the table including an effective way to reduce costs, drive product innovation, and expand a company’s pool of available skills. For many organizations, adding independent talent to their workforce has helped increase organizational agility, boost speed to market, and better…

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What’s Driving the New Strategic Workforce Mindset

By MBO Partners

In today’s ever-shifting world of work, independent talent play an increasingly important role and are driving the new strategic workforce mindset among enterprises that want to have a competitive advantage. Freelancers, contractors, consultants, temporary workers and more support companies by providing access to in-demand skills, driving organizational performance, and increasing institutional value. Particularly during times…

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Compliance Checklist for Classifying FTEs vs Contractors

By MBO Partners

Engaging an independent contractor is different than hiring an employee because different laws apply to each category of worker. If your organization engages independent contractors, it is important to consider how your company will comply with relevant laws, policies, and regulations. For example, while companies have the ability to schedule employees and control how they…

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5 Benefits of Outsourcing Contractor Management

By MBO Partners

Outsourcing engagement and management tasks for your independent workforce can help your company stay compliant, save costs, and be more efficient.

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