For Enterprises

3 Questions to Ask About the “Future of Work” 

By MBO Partners

The future. It’s always out on the horizon. How will things look in 5, 10, 20 years? And how can we prepare ourselves today for the most likely scenario? The” future of work” has become a buzz phrase. What does it actually mean? The world of work has always shifted and changed in response to…

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Future-Proof Your Workforce with Direct Sourcing

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing—the process by which a company leverages independent contractors—has seen rapid advancement in recent years. As the market shifts to increased use of independent talent, direct sourcing will become even more important to enterprises that want to optimize their workforces The Evolution of Direct Sourcing Basic direct sourcing can take the form of finding…

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What Independent Digital Content Creators Can Bring to Your Enterprise

By MBO Partners

Digital content creators are a unique group of independent professionals. Combining interesting content with technical prowess, they have become an integral part of the digital environment. Primarily monetizing their businesses through a mix of advertising revenue, sponsorships, subscriptions, and product sales, creators in the US now number around 8 million people. According to our research,…

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How to Maximize Efficiency When Activating a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

The use of direct sourcing to leverage independent workers from an internally developed pool of talent has rapidly grown in the past few years. As of early 2023, nearly 80% of large organizations either have a direct sourcing program in place or expect to explore the approach within the next two years. Finding the ideal…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News January 2024

By Nathan Gibson

As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news stories from around the web. U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Worker Classification…

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3 Keys to Maximize the Benefits of Open Innovation

By Keaton Swett

The business value of open innovation lies in its ability to drive creativity, flexibility, and efficiency by leveraging external resources and perspectives. Through open innovation challenges for its customers, MindSumo provides benefits that include: Accelerated innovation cycles. Instead of relying only on internal R&D, enterprises can leverage external ideas to bring new products and services…

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8 Ways to Offer Wellness Benefits to Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Being a Client of Choice is critical for any enterprise competing for independent professionals with in-demand skills. Our research shows an annual increase in the percentage of independents saying they are able to choose the clients with whom they work. This choice goes beyond money into areas like ease of engagement, the quality of working…

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Creating an Effective Contingent Labor Program: Introduction 

By MBO Partners

Unsurprisingly, companies are increasingly recognizing the need for agility and flexibility within their workforce. Recent layoffs among traditional W2 employees have prompted a reevaluation of conventional employment models. As organizations navigate economic uncertainties and rapid technological advancements, the spotlight increasingly turns towards the strategic integration of independent contractors & a contingent workforce. This shift not…

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Job Security Is Evaporating. Now What? 

By Thomas Lutrell

A person’s employment over multiple decades is a thing of the past. The notion of a gold-watch retirement has entered the realm of myth—to anyone in the younger generations of the workforce, such a thing borders on unbelievable. Instead, workforce cutbacks and layoffs have become almost commonplace.   The Employed Entrepreneur While a steady paycheck, benefits,…

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3 Ways to Ensure Success When Engaging Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Growing demand, enabling technology, and expanding supply are three key factors leading to the continuing growth of the independent workforce in America today. In 2023, just over 72 million people reported working independently. As more organizations incorporate independent talent as part of their workforce, it becomes increasingly important to be aware of the legal complexities…

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