Program Design and Implementation

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What to Know Before Hiring through a Freelance Marketplace

By MBO Partners

If your organization is not already using a marketplace to source independent professionals, you may be missing out on great talent. Freelance marketplaces—online platforms that connect independent contractors with projects—are quickly growing in popularity. As many as one in four independent contractors said that they had used a marketplace to find work in the past…

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How to Implement a Direct Sourcing Strategy

How to Implement a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

Implementing a direct sourcing strategy as a hiring solution has many benefits and is not very difficult as long as you follow a few best practices. Direct sourcing independent talent can provide businesses with access to much-needed skills as well as cost savings, increased output, and greater efficiency. More than ever before, the contingent workforce…

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How to Source Consultants for Projects

By MBO Partners

Finding the right consultants for your projects can feel daunting if you haven’t done it before. More enterprises than ever before are supplementing their workforce with independent professional talent. Consultants provide in-demand skills and flexibility that allow organizations to work on a project-by-project basis, increasing their agility and giving them the ability to ebb and…

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4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Worker Misclassification

4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Worker Misclassification

By MBO Partners

Worker misclassification is a complex topic. It does not always have a straightforward solution. Often, misclassification can be unintentional because businesses simply do not have a full understanding of the laws regarding how to classify their workers. However, it can also be done intentionally to reduce labor costs or avoid payroll taxes. Regardless of why…

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How to Find and Keep Top Independent Professional Talent

By MBO Partners

Independent talent are a growing part of the workforce for many leading organizations today. Independent contractors offer companies the ability to bring a valuable set of skills to a project for a specific period of time. This approach helps to minimize employment costs and increase flexibility. But as the demand for independent workers grows—especially those…

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How to Evaluate the Right Independent Contractor Engagement Solution for Your Organization

By MBO Partners

Contingent workers are a steady economic force, bringing in-demand skills, staffing flexibility, and cost control to many enterprises worldwide. As more businesses incorporate independent talent as part of their full-time workforce, questions about how to best manage this new population of workers is high on the list for many enterprise managers. Engaging Independent Talent Through…

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How to Determine the Cost of Hiring Independent Workers

By MBO Partners

There are direct and indirect costs that must be considered when engaging and hiring independent workers. Independent professionals help organizations realize a competitive advantage among their peers by providing access to specialized, in-demand talent, staffing flexibility, and better control over employment costs. However, in order to make the best use of this valuable talent pool…

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10 Tips to Increase Contingent Workforce Management Policy Adoption

By MBO Partners

Creating a contingent workforce management program is an important step in ensuring compliant engagement, but adoption of policies you have put into place is key to ensuring that the program you created is followed. One of the most valuable resources to organizations today are independent professionals. This component of your total workforce can bring in…

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3 Business Benefits of a Contractor Compliance Program

By MBO Partners

Compliance programs minimize an organization’s exposure to misclassification liability when engaging independent contractors. Learn three key benefits a compliance program can offer your organization.

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4 Tips to Get Buy-In for Your Contingent Labor Program

By MBO Partners

Forward-thinking companies understand that using independent talent as part of their workforce is a strategy that can increase organizational agility and give them access to in-demand skills. Independent professionals provide a flexible way to secure high-level expertise on an as-needed basis. In order to easily and compliantly find, engage, and manage independent talent, it’s important…

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