Workforce Management

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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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3 Benefits of Creating a Virtual Talent Bench

By MBO Partners

A virtual talent bench allows companies to dynamically respond to ever-changing business needs. In order to remain agile and competitive in today’s fast-changing world of business, enterprises increasingly need easy access to skill-based workers.   For many, this means reshaping the conventional idea of a workforce into one that is composed of both full-time and independent…

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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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8 Ways to Effectively Engage Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Engaging independent contractors shouldn’t be complicated. Yes, navigating the risk of worker misclassification can be daunting, but there are ways to simplify the process. Many businesses today engage independent talent as part of their total workforce. As the use of independent talent has become more mainstream, so has the engagement process.    Follow these eight tips…

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Employment Types: When to Hire Full-Time Employee, Contractor, Temp

GUIDE | 4 MIN READ

When to Hire Full-Time Employee vs Contractor or Temp (Guide)

By MBO Partners

Learn the advantages of engaging independent contractors vs temporary workers or full-time employees

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Contingent Workforce Management: What You Need to Know

By MBO Partners

Finding, engaging, and retaining skilled talent can be difficult in today’s work environment. There are many more job openings available than job seekers so where can companies find the people they need?  We believe the answer is self-employed professionals, a population that brings highly specialized services to the workforce. The number of self-employed individuals is…

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What to Know Before Hiring through a Freelance Marketplace

By MBO Partners

If your organization is not already using a marketplace to source independent professionals, you may be missing out on great talent. Freelance marketplaces—online platforms that connect independent contractors with projects—are quickly growing in popularity. As many as one in four independent contractors said that they had used a marketplace to find work in the past…

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De-Risk with Confidence: 3 Ways to Reduce Misclassification Risk

By MBO Partners

Your ability to achieve workforce optimization is only as good as your staff’s abilities and bandwidth. When specific project needs arise—that may be highly technical or involve in-demand skills not found in your FTE population—partner with trusted, compliant, and vetted independent talent.  In order to effectively source independent talent end-to-end, it is important to establish…

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