Workforce Management

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5 Ways to Simplify Talent Re-Engagement

By MBO Partners

Re-engaging independent talent who have previously worked with your business can be a great way to save time and money. When independents are already familiar with the processes and culture of your company, they can get to work faster and more comfortably. Not only will they already understand expectations for work, but managers and internal…

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How to Interview for Soft Skills (Guide)

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How to Interview for Soft Skills (Guide)

By MBO Partners

The landscape of work has been in flux for some time as technologies and societal shifts have influenced how companies think of work. Enterprises are reassessing their HR models and many leaders realize that a view of the workforce as a rigid structure of job descriptions and defined career paths is going the way of…

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How the Independent Workforce can Protect Enterprises During Uncertain Times

By MBO Partners

Finding a way to thrive in today’s uncertain economic, political, and social environment is a challenge for modern businesses. In order to remain agile and sustain a resilient workforce, enterprises need to be flexible, leverage the latest digital tools, and reduce barriers to entry. Shifting towards a hybrid workforce model that includes both employees and…

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3 Ways Independent Contractors Are Cost-Effective

By MBO Partners

Engaging an independent contractor to contribute specific skills to a project, help develop a new line of business, or assist in building out a new market is often much more cost-effective than spending the time and resources to recruit a full-time employee for the same need. Cost Differences Between Independent Contractors and Employees There are…

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How to Make the Most of a Talent Web

By MBO Partners

Not long ago, but long enough that it can feel like “once upon a time” to many people, the enterprise-worker relationship was simple, a straight line from employer to employee. Processes, procedures, and policies were built for this straight line and talent management strategies revolved around it. Around the beginning of the century, things began…

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The “Other” Risk in Hiring Independent Talent and 3 Ways to Avoid It

By MBO Partners

The legal risks associated with hiring independent talent are a common topic in business media. There are resources available for enterprises to tap in order to ensure that the engagement of independent contractors is in compliance. But even though you may understand when to classify workers as independent contractors and how to avoid common misclassification…

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16 Benefits of Hiring Contractors vs Employees

By MBO Partners

Hiring independent contractors over full time 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…

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Leverage Independent Talent to Help You Go Lean

By MBO Partners

Lean methodologies help maximize the use of resources, cut down on waste, and promote collaboration. With continuous improvement as its foundation, the lean approach fosters adaptability while maintaining quality. Taking a lean approach to your workforce can improve agility, increase innovation, and enhance productivity.  It can also position your company to weather economic downturns and…

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3 Tips for Effective Virtual Leadership

By MBO Partners

Team management has some tenets that are independent of the physical location of members. Whether onsite or distributed across several time zones, it’s important to establish clear roles, expectations, and norms, communicate frequently, celebrate successes, and create opportunities for social interaction and fun. What differs is the way a manager goes about accomplishing this. Many…

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How to Build a Bench of Independent Talent You Can Count On

By MBO Partners

Incorporating independent talent into your workforce is a great way to remain agile and deliver innovative solutions. Independent contractors offer flexibly when it comes to growing and shrinking your workforce. As specialists in their respective fields, they offer access to in-demand skills that might not be present in among full-time employees. These benefits can help…

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