Building Contractor Relationships

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What to Include in an Independent Contractor Agreement

By MBO Partners

An independent contractor agreement or contract is an important part of engaging contingent talent. While your company and the contractors you work with want to get started quickly, skipping a contract can lead to a lot of future problems. Why Do You Need an Independent Contractor Agreement? Legal protection: A written contract provides legal protection…

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How to Build Strong Relationships When Managing Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

Remote work is common for most independent professionals—it’s part of the appeal of pursuing an independent career. But managing remote workers isn’t always easy to do. Tracking deliverables, building teams, and forming relationships online can be complicated. It’s hard to get to know coworkers on a meaningful level through a screen or a phone call….

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6 Things to Keep in Mind When Managing Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

Remote work is more common than ever before and many enterprise managers are finding the need to shift their mindset and policies to align with a virtual work environment. There are many benefits to remote work including increased work/life flexibility, lower costs, and often greater productivity. Of course, there are many challenges as well. In…

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How to Retain Top Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Finding skilled independent talent that meets the needs of your organization isn’t easy to do. Independent professionals bring flexibility, lower employment costs, and a cadre of talent, helping companies remain agile and competitive among peers. If your organization is engaging independent talent, you’re likely already aware of these benefits. But to keep top talent coming…

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How Do Organizations Create a Virtual Talent Bench?

By MBO Partners

A virtual talent bench—a group of independent talent who have already performed all onboarding steps prior to a role being offered—can help organizations remain flexible and competitive. Establishing a group of reliable talent allows for simplified, rapid deployment, minimizes the risk of worker misclassification, and helps attracts top talent with the prospect of getting to…

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6 Ways to Build Relationships with Independent Workers

By MBO Partners

Some of the most effective workforces today consist of a mix of full-time and contingent labor. If your organization has already incorporated independent talent into your workforce, you’ve likely discovered the importance of building a strong foundation that supports these types of workers. Independent contractors have specialized expertise in a particular industry. They are small…

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Managing Remote Teams: How to Work Effectively with Remote Consultants

By MBO Partners

More workers than ever before, particularly independent contractors, are choosing to work remotely. 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 in the world. And 17 million more aspire…

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