Workforce Management

The Costs of Engaging Independent Contractors

December 4, 2018

Learn about the costs associated with different independent contractor engagement methods and review a case study to see cost savings in action.

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Three Key Themes from the 2018 SIA CWS Summit & GigE Events

October 18, 2018

The growing independent workforce, moving beyond direct sourcing, and prioritizing the needs of talent for a successful contingent workforce program: a recap of key themes from the 2018 SIA CWS Summit and GigE events.

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Compliance Risk Assessment Tool for Independent Workforce Engagement

August 11, 2018

Because there is risk associated with hiring independent contractors, preparation is key.  There are many factors to consider and many steps to take to create an effective program. These include: Support from executive leadership Company-wide policy creation Engagement criteria creation Creation of processes to ensure fast onboarding time and payment Identification of key program management staff…

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Are Independent Contractors Covered?

July 31, 2018

A common question on the minds of enterprises, staffing firms, and on-demand platforms is: how do we solve for worker injury and workers’ compensation when engaging independent contractors? It’s a hot-button problem with tangible risk, particularly in light of the many lawsuits continuing to underline the issue. As an enterprise, it’s time to start thinking about the risks…

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4 Tools for Managing Independent Workers

July 13, 2018

It’s no secret that organizations across the country have been struggling to find, engage, and retain skilled talent. In fact, 73% of CEOs say the availability of skills is a serious concern—so where are the resources to fill this need? We believe the answer lies in the continued rise self-employed professionals, a population that brings highly specialized…

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Should You Hire a Consultant? 10 Myths About Hiring Independent Contractors

May 22, 2018

The prospect of engaging independent contractor talent can bring up a lot of questions, especially if this is new territory for your business. There are many common misconceptions about the independent workforce—a rapidly-growing, nearly 41-million strong talent pool. One important distinction to note is that independents don’t just make up the on-demand economy—Uber and Lyft drivers, Task Rabbit-ers,…

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5 Key Questions to Ask Before Hiring through a Freelance Marketplace

May 2, 2018

Why Hire Through a Freelance Marketplace? 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 five independent contractors said that they had used a marketplace…

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Finding the Right Consultant: Staffing Agency vs Job Marketplace

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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