Workforce Management

8 Ways to Simplify How You Engage Independent Contractors

June 26, 2019

Independent contractor engagement doesn’t have to be complicated. Yes, navigating the risk of misclassification can be daunting, but as the use of independent talent becomes more mainstream, so has the engagement process. Follow these eight tips to simplify the way you engage your independent professionals. 1. Find an Experienced Organization to Partner With Working with…

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5 Reasons to Hire Independent Contractors

June 19, 2019

There are more than 41 million independent workers in America today. This growing workforce has increasingly become a vital source of talent for businesses. The shift to a project-based economy, combined with technological advances, has not only contributed to the ease of leveraging independent contractors, but it has also expanded the breadth of specialized talent…

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3 Best Practices to Follow When Engaging Independent Professionals

June 12, 2019

Improve independent contractor program adoption, increase talent retention rates, and mitigate misclassification risk with these three best practices for independent contractor engagement.

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10 Tips for Increasing Adoption of Contingent Workforce Management Policies

June 7, 2019

Independent professionals are a valuable resource to many organizations. This component of your total workforce can bring in much-needed expertise, best practices, and delivery capabilities. However, that value can be quickly lost without internal buy-in. Adherence to and understanding of your contingent workforce management program is critical to remaining compliant, attracting top talent, and ultimately…

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

May 30, 2019

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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5 Benefits of Contractor Management Outsourcing

May 22, 2019

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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How to Write a Job Description for an Independent Professional

May 16, 2019

When looking for independent professional talent to incorporate 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…

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Five Reasons to Outsource Independent Workforce Management

May 15, 2019

The talent management landscape is changing. More and more companies 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…

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4 Ways Companies Can Attract Top Independent Professionals & Become a Client of Choice

May 14, 2019

Today more than ever, businesses must compete in a War for Talent that is not just about finding and retaining full-time employees, but also involves engaging and re-engaging top independent professionals. MBO Partners’ Client of Choice research examines why and how independent professionals select the clients they choose to work with. “For businesses to effectively…

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Are Independent Contractors Cost-Effective?

May 10, 2019

Many of the key benefits of incorporating independent professionals into your workforce strategy center around cost savings. For instance, independent talent can offer staffing flexibility and access to skills that might be hard to find among current employees. These types of financial factors are motivation for businesses to engage independent workers—60% of senior executives say…

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