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8 Worker Misclassification Tips to Set Your Enterprise Up for Success

By MBO Partners

Worker classification is an important part of managing a blended workforce composed of full-time and independent contractor talent. Misclassifying workers can be a legal headache and an expensive problem, so following proper laws, policies, and regulations is a must.  Worker classification may sound complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Today, there are many ways…

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What is a Talent Network?

By Dustin Talley

The benefits of a Talent Network, and how organizations can build and utilize them.

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Best Practices for Building an Independent Talent Community in Your Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

There are several reasons to curate an independent talent community as part of your direct sourcing program. The relationships formed between company managers, employees, and community members, and between community members themselves, support a high-performing workforce that can make significant contributions to business growth. Establish your independent talent community by leveraging strategies that have proven…

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3 Benefits of Using Independent Talent to Solve Common Pain Points

By MBO Partners

In today’s dynamic business environment, companies are increasingly turning to independent talent to address various challenges such as skill shortages, disruption, and competition. This strategic move offers several advantages, ranging from cost savings to increased innovation. Here are three key benefits of leveraging independent professionals to solve common pain points in your organization. 1. Expand…

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5 Dimensions that Impact Corporate Agility

By MBO Partners

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary offers two definitions of agile: Marked by the ready ability to move with quick easy grace Having a quick, resourceful, and adaptable character In the context of an enterprise, the terms “ready ability,” “quick,” “resourceful,” and “adaptable” accurately describe corporate agility. Along with many other business pundits, we consistently emphasize corporate…

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3 Benefits of Creating a Virtual Talent Bench

By MBO Partners

By incorporating independent talent into the workforce, organizations gain access to in-demand skills where and when they need them most. To take this idea a step further, forward-thinking enterprises are creating virtual talent benches—groups of independents who are already vetted and onboarded.   A virtual talent bench allows companies to dynamically respond to ever-changing business…

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6 Reasons to Re-Engage Talent as Part of a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

Our research has revealed that enterprises engage highly compensated and in-demand skill sets for their contingent labor programs to address talent shortages and the inability to find full-time employees qualified for the roles being filled. Though financial considerations are a part of the reasons for engaging contingent labor, these five rated higher than cost in…

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5 Steps to Creating a Successful Contingent Workforce Management Program

By MBO Partners

For companies considering or currently working with independent professionals, a successful and effective contingent workforce management program is key to meeting business objectives. Many organizations are using their own resources to directly source top independent talent. As the demand for contingent labor grows, enterprises are bypassing third-party staffing agencies or consulting firms for recruiting and…

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How to Maximize the Potential of Your Workforce with Contingent Talent

By MBO Partners

Finding the right people for your workforce can be a tall order in today’s competitive talent landscape. To address talent scarcity, organizations are investing in automation solutions, doubling down on allocating resources to find and hire full-time employees for specific job descriptions, and investing resources into upskilling current employees. But most companies are tackling talent…

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When Direct Sourcing, Organizations Must Go From ‘Independent Talent Network’ to ‘Independent Talent Community’

By MBO Partners

In today’s talent market, in part because of the Great Realization, top independent professionals have a lot of choices in their client base. Offering skillsets that are in high demand, they look beyond pay rate to the quality of working environments and benefits that can help them grow their businesses. Being a Client of Choice…

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