Workforce Management

3 Ways to Increase Contingent Worker Retention

By MBO Partners

Contingent workers offer enterprises many benefits including on-demand expertise, staffing flexibility, and better control over employment costs. Today, an increasing number of Americans are choosing to work independently for the many lifestyle and professional benefits it offers. At the same time, businesses are having a hard time finding the skilled professionals that they need. That’s…

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From Great Resignation to Great Realization: Independent Work Numbers Surge in the Wake of COVID-19

By MBO Partners

In 2021, the number of independent workers grew to 51.1 million, up 34% from 2020. Welcome to the Great Realization.  Let’s face it, times are changing and the American workforce is rampantly becoming less and less like what you see in old 80’s and 90’s movies. You know, the ones where people drudge themselves to…

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4 Tips to Get Buy-In for Your Contingent Labor Program

By MBO Partners

Forward-thinking companies understand that using independent talent as part of their workforce is a strategy that can increase organizational agility and give them access to in-demand skills. Independent professionals provide a flexible way to secure high-level expertise on an as-needed basis. In order to easily and compliantly find, engage, and manage independent talent, it’s important…

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6 Benefits of Workforce Optimization for Companies

By MBO Partners

Workforce optimization allows companies to get the talent access, agility and cost efficiency needed to succeed in the future of work. Finding the talent you need to effectively run your business is no easy feat. The modern workforce environment is increasingly trending towards remote and independent labor. Businesses that embrace this change by aligning their…

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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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3 Ways to Build Long Term Relationships with Contingent Workers

By MBO Partners

Biulding 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…

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The Role of Technology in Finding Top Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Our current workforce demands a broad talent management plan that integrates a dynamic mix of temporary and full-time workers. A key component of this talent management plan is integrating independent professionals into contemporary workforce programs. Technology is leading the charge in this shift. Traditionally, workforce programs focused on independent talent are managed either in-house or…

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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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5 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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Tips for Managing Remote Teams

By MBO Partners

One of the many effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the workplace is the growth and acceptance of remote work. In fact, our research finds that 4.8 million independents currently describe themselves as digital nomads: workers who have chosen to embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that enables them to travel and work remotely, anywhere…

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