For Enterprises

For Future-of-Work Success, Ditch the Role Description

By MBO Partners

You’ve completed your skills assessment and identified where independent talent can strategically impact the enterprise. You have a handle on the skills and characteristics of the independents who would be a good fit. Now, you need to find that talent—and it needs to be top-tier talent. It should be no surprise that competition for top-tier…

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4 Ways to Build Long Term Relationships with Contingent Workers

By MBO Partners

Building long-term relationships with contingent workers is a key component of an effective workforce optimization strategy. Remote working arrangements are now common in many businesses. Companies that already rely on independent talent as an integral part of their workforce can gain the many rewards from this flexible, remote, and skills-driven talent pool. Those who aren’t…

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Calculate Your Worker Misclassification Risk

By MBO Partners

Independent Contractor Risk Assessment is Important Independent contractor misclassification is an important concept to grasp when engaging contingent workers. While most businesses understand that the threat of reclassification is real and growing, quantifying such risk is still difficult for many enterprises. This isn’t surprising. IC reclassification penalties are highly variable and may rise and fall…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News June 2024

By MBO Partners

In June, the law firm of Cohen Milstein announced that 15,750 Amazon Flex drivers in California, Illinois, and Massachusetts had filed claims for arbitration alleging that they had been misclassified as independent contractors. The practice of filing a large number of arbitration claims has developed in recent years in response to arbitration agreements that companies use to prevent class action lawsuits.

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5 Benefits of Project-Based Hiring

By MBO Partners

The modern business model is changing at the same time that the job market is heating up. Even though unemployment is down to historic lows, many enterprises still find it difficult to fill open positions that require in-demand skills. As a result, many companies are turning toward project-based staffing to remain agile and competitive.  What…

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4 Ways to Build an Adaptive Workforce Through Direct Sourcing

By MBO Partners

More than ever before, enterprises today need to be able to move quickly and effectively to adapt to changing business needs and disruptions. Building a workforce composed of a mix of full-time and contingent talent is one of the top ways savvy businesses are achieving workforce agility. Agile enterprises are better positioned to adapt to…

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Should I Hire a 1099 Contractor or W2 Employee? 6 Questions to Ask

By MBO Partners

By engaging independent contractors, organizations can realize many benefits—from significant financial savings and staffing flexibility, to access to specialized skills and expertise. Independent talent can be a great way to test out new services, lay the foundation for a new business unit, or implement a new technology system. But in order to avoid risk, ensure…

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Leverage “Known Talent” for Direct Sourcing Success

By MBO Partners

While we may not go so far as to call it a “war,” there is very strong competition for talent across all industry sectors. Part of the driving force behind the optimized workforce—a blend of full-time and independent talent—is the need to access high-value and trusted skill sets on an ongoing, but not full-time, basis….

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Which Creator Partnership Is Right for You?

By MBO Partners

Independent creators—individuals who earn money by creating and distributing digital content—number 8.1 million in the US, and the population is growing. The majority are under 40 and male. They are entrepreneurial, fiercely independent, and value flexibility in their lives. This is the Creator Economy, a rising force in the marketplace. Enterprise-creator partnerships can be mutually beneficial….

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Stepping Stones to a Robust Direct Sourcing Program

By Jessica Soler

If you work in the contingent workforce world, you know that direct sourcing has been a hot topic for a few years. If done correctly, it can be a game changer. MBO’s Chief Talent Officer, Amy O’Donnell, recently shared tips and strategies for setting up a robust direct sourcing program tailored to your organization’s unique…

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