Workforce Management

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6 Ways to Ensure the Enterprise Readiness of Your Contingent Labor Program

By MBO Partners

Enterprise readiness is top of mind for many businesses. Fundamentally, enterprise readiness is the ability of a particular function or capability to expand across the entire organization. For example, the IT department must ensure that systems and applications can scale as needed. Enterprise readiness contributes to business flexibility and agility, and helps a business respond…

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9 Steps to Build and Manage a Top Talent Network

By MBO Partners

Your next top-performing worker may be an independent contractor, perhaps on the other side of the world.  Building a network of independent talent is a key component for success in today’s market. Remote work options, including digital nomads, have expanded the pool of available independent professionals with the expertise and knowledge needed for virtually any…

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3 Ways to Manage Freelancers and Independent Contractors (Guide)

By MBO Partners

Compare independent contractor engagement alternatives to find the one that works best for you.

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Direct and Indirect Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement Methods

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How to Engage Independent Contractors (Guide): Costs and Methods

By MBO Partners

Learn how to engage contractors using best practices that reduce costs, attract top talent, and reduce misclassification risk.

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Talent Network Management: Tips for Being the Client of Choice for Top Talent

By MBO Partners

Competition for top independent talent is getting fiercer in today’s workplace. With many in-demand skills and top performers only accessible through contract engagements, insightful enterprises have seen the importance of attracting independent professionals to their brands.   Once these professionals have been attracted and proven to be a good fit for the work and the company,…

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Enterprise to Engage Top Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

The fractional or blended workforce, a mix of full-time employees and contingent labor, is fast becoming the new normal in the enterprise space. In fact, today, one in three workers in enterprises are contingent. When organizations leverage a strategic mix of independent labor, full-time employees, and even offshore talent, we refer to this as an…

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16 Benefits of Hiring Independent Contractors vs Employees

By MBO Partners

Hiring independent contractors over traditional employees comes with many benefits. Today, more than 51 million people have chosen to work independently rather than have a permanent, full-time job. And most independent contractors are very satisfied with the flexibility and creativity their career path affords. Most plan to remain independent and even build a larger business.   …

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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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5 Direct Sourcing Benefits That Can Help Overcome Challenges Using Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Spurred by the Great Realization, the independent talent population is steadily increasing. Fifty-one million professionals are currently working as independents and that number is expected to see 38% growth over the next five years. Even as this talent segment becomes a permanent part of the workforce and a component of competitive advantage, leaders are faced with…

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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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