Workforce Management

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How to Build Strong Relationships When Managing Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

Remote work is common for most independent professionals—it’s part of the appeal of pursuing an independent career. But managing remote workers isn’t always easy to do. Tracking deliverables, building teams, and forming relationships online can be complicated. It’s hard to get to know coworkers on a meaningful level through a screen or a phone call….

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3 Key Workforce Planning Best Practices For Scaling Your Hiring

By MBO Partners

Developing a workforce planning model is an important part of building a high-functioning blended workforce. In today’s fast-moving, technology-driven world, a strategic workforce composed of both contingent and full-time talent is key to remaining both competitive and productive. This type of flexible workforce lets you respond quickly to project demands, meet budget constraints, and stay…

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How to make work life balance a corporate objective for the month (every month)

By MBO Partners

As more people than ever before work remotely, work-life balance is an important corporate objective to consider. Working from home can be challenging. It can be hard to stop working at normal hours, there are distractions everywhere, and it can get lonely. Whether you are managing independent contractors who work remotely, or a group of…

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Engaging Independent Contractors: 10 Do’s and Don’ts to Guarantee Project Success

By MBO Partners

If you’re looking to engage a top independent contractor for your next project, there are a few tips and best practices to keep in mind. Follow these simple steps to ensure project success! DO THIS DON’T DO THIS Develop job descriptions tailored to the independent contractor audience Market the project scope in addition to the…

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5 Tips for Engaging Independent Contractors vs. Employees

By MBO Partners

Hiring a full-time employee is a very different process than engaging an independent contractor. In general, full-time employees are the best option for ongoing business needs that are a core competency of your company. Independent contractors offer flexible options for project-based work, or when you need to bring on specialized expertise for a particular deliverable….

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5 Ways You Can Make it Easier for Talent to get to Work Faster while WFH as a Hiring Manager

By MBO Partners

If you’re hiring an independent contractor, chances are you need them to get to work quickly. But in our modern work environment where independent talent—and you—likely work from home, this can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, the reality is everyone is in the same boat. More people than ever before are WFH, and there…

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How to Find and Keep Top Independent Professional Talent

By MBO Partners

Independent talent are a growing part of the workforce for many leading organizations today. Independent contractors offer companies the ability to bring a valuable set of skills to a project for a specific period of time. This approach helps to minimize employment costs and increase flexibility. But as the demand for independent workers grows—especially those…

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3 Reasons Independent Contractors Are Cost-Effective

By MBO Partners

There are many advantages to incorporating independent contractors into your workforce strategy. Many of these benefits center around cost savings. Independent talent, for example, can offer staffing flexibility and access to skills that might be hard to find among your existing employee base. These financial factors are the motivation for many businesses today to engage…

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4 Best Practices for Your Remote Work Policy To Implement Today

By MBO Partners

Remote work is on the rise and is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Many independent contractors today work remotely for flexibility and cost-savings reasons. If your company engages contingent workers, you’ll likely have to implement some type of remote work policy. If you haven’t managed remote workers before, don’t worry. There are a…

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How to Achieve Corporate Agility by Leveraging Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Project-based workflows are an increasingly popular way to get work done. Companies today are using workforces composed of full-time, independent, and offshore talent. In the midst of COVID-19, organizations are having to be more flexible and creative than ever before. Many have transitioned to remote work and others are experimenting with adjusting their operating models….

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