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Staffing Agency vs Consulting Jobs Marketplace: What is the Difference?

April 12, 2018

There are an expanding number of ways to reach independent professional talent. Knowing the key differences between staffing agencies and online marketplaces can help you determine how best to reach independent talent for your unique project needs.

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Preparing for the Future of Work: Recapping the 2017 SIA CWS Summit & GigE Events

September 21, 2017

Last week, MBO Partners® traveled to Dallas to participate in two Staffing Industry Analysts events focused on contingent workforce professionals: the Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) Summit and Collaboration in the Gig Economy. Below is a recap of key themes from one of the sessions, “Future-Proofing: How Savvy Organizations Can Prep for the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow”, moderated…

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Recapping Key Themes from the 2017 SIG Global Executive Summit

April 11, 2017

At the recent Global Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Summit, MBO Partners CEO Gene Zaino sat down to discuss the rise of self-sourcing and what it means for the traditional services supply chain. The theme of the summit was innovation in the workplace and workforce and how with both, the future is now. In an intimate…

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6 Ways to Build a Virtual Talent Bench

March 23, 2017

As recruitment and engagement methods shift to align with the needs of the ever-growing independent contractor workforce, competition for top talent is increasing. Independent contractors provide unique access to specialized, industry-specific skills, and are a valuable alternative to investing in a full-time resource. Building a virtual talent bench is quickly becoming key to being a best-in-class…

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What are the Different Levels of Contingent Workforce Engagement?

September 19, 2016

The independent contractor-client relationship has made some dramatic shifts in the past several years. In the war for talent, enterprises once pursued becoming an employer of choice in order to attract and retain top talent. The same companies that once fought a war for FTEs are now fighting to attract and retain the best of…

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How to Increase Human Capital ROI by Using Independent Contractors

July 14, 2016

There are a variety of dynamics and nuances with different marketplaces, but the three components that investments share are: Acquisition, Enablement, and Management. Our first post on human capital detailed the acquisition process, while our most recent post a few weeks ago dove into enablement. Today, we conclude our series with the final dimension: management. Define the Value of Independent…

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How to Streamline the Use of Human Capital and Reduce Costs

June 2, 2016

When managing the lifecycle of independent talent recruitment, there are many dynamics and nuances to talent investment, which can be described by three phases – Acquisition, Enablement, and Management. In my last post, I focused on the acquisition phase of the lifecycle, and today we will dive into the next element: enablement. Enablement in the Human Capital Lifecycle Back to our financial…

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How the Human Capital Market is Similar to the Financial Market

May 5, 2016

When developing strategies to maximize the value of independent contractors, as with many situations in business, it is best to understand the dynamics of the marketplace. To help describe the “human capital” market, a parallel can be drawn to financial markets and the basic elements of managing investments. Whether you’re building your personal portfolio or executing…

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Independent Contractor Classification: How Certification May Help Reduce Compliance Risk

May 4, 2016

The growth and innovation of the American workplace has outpaced the evolution of laws and rules. A modern solution is very necessary to (re)stimulate this innovation. With this in mind, this week, we released a proposal, the Certified Self-Employed (CSE) solution, to modify how the U.S. government classifies and regulates independent workers. The growth and…

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Top 3 Freelance Management System (FMS) Solutions and Trends

March 31, 2016

The modern enterprise understands the glaring need – and associated pressures of – engaging the best independent contractor for your project. The systems by which the independent workforce is managed often referred to as a Freelancer Management System (FMS), has drastically evolved in recent years. This blog takes a look at the key components that have…

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