Workforce Management

Independent Professionals: Who They Are and What is Important to Them

August 6, 2019

The independent workforce is comprised of 41 million people who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and more. This fast-growing population includes all age ranges, genders, skill sets, and income levels, and spans many different segments of our economy from app-based commodity service like on-demand drivers, to graphic designers, government consultants, and personal finance experts. However, we…

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4 Steps to Hiring the Right Independent Professional

July 30, 2019

You need to find a savvy, highly-skilled independent professional who respects a strict budget and has the specific expertise you’re looking for. Work needs to get done, and there’s no time to waste. So, where should you start looking, and how do you effectively screen and monitor the talent you find to protect your company’s…

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Independent Workforce Management Trends 2019

July 25, 2019

Learn about the preferences and trends impacting today’s most in-demand independent professionals, and implications for your independent workforce strategy.

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Top 4 Reasons Companies Use Independent Professionals

July 16, 2019

Today’s workforce ecosystem is more diverse than ever before. Enterprises are building a more dynamic workforce with a mix of salaried employees and contract or freelance talent. And the contingent worker side of this equation is quickly growing as companies embrace the skills, expertise, and flexibility of on-demand talent. More than 60% of senior executives…

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5 Reasons to Hire Independent Contractors

June 19, 2019

There are more than 41 million independent workers in America today. This growing workforce has increasingly become a vital source of talent for businesses. The shift to a project-based economy, combined with technological advances, has not only contributed to the ease of leveraging independent contractors, but it has also expanded the breadth of specialized talent…

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3 Best Practices for Independent Contractor Engagement

June 12, 2019

Improve independent contractor program adoption, increase talent retention rates, and mitigate misclassification risk with these three best practices for independent contractor engagement.

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Building the A-List: What to Think About When Re-Engaging Independent Contractors

May 30, 2019

Have you ever worker with an independent professional that you wished you could hire on the spot and have around full-time? It’s a blessing and a curse when truly exceptional independent talent comes into your company. Luckily, there are some best practices you can follow to ensure your talent feels appreciated, and your company benefits…

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4 Ways Companies Can Attract Top Independent Professionals & Become a Client of Choice

May 14, 2019

Today more than ever, businesses must compete in a War for Talent that is not just about finding and retaining full-time employees, but also involves engaging and re-engaging top independent professionals. MBO Partners’ Client of Choice research examines why and how independent professionals select the clients they choose to work with. “For businesses to effectively…

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How to Mitigate Risk through Compliance

April 24, 2019

The modern workforce has seen a dramatic shift away from the salaried 9-5 employee, and towards a mosaic of independent contractors engaged by enterprises for specific projects. While the gig economy is in many ways a more efficient and productive model, it’s also a less secure one. That’s not to say that engaging independent contractors…

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4 Ways to Become a More Agile Enterprise

February 22, 2019
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