Talent Network

4 Ways to Build a Network of Qualified Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

A talent network is a vetted and qualified on-demand pool of independent professional talent that managers use to fill project roles quickly. An established talent network that has either worked with your company before or been through a vetting process can be hugely valuable. This group of independents will already be familiar with how to…

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5 Ways to Boost Engagement in Your Independent Talent Community

By MBO Partners

Talent communities can be a valuable way for enterprises to quickly engage skilled, pre-vetted talent for projects. A talent community may consist of independent contractors who are currently working with your company or who have previously worked for you.   This is a great group to consolidate, because they have already been vetted, have proven their…

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3 Benefits to Joining an Independent Talent Community

By MBO Partners

If you’ve ever applied to a job through a marketplace, you’re probably familiar with the process of creating a resume or profile detailing your experience, providing onboarding information, and getting to know a new manager and team. Many independent professionals will return to work with the same company for another contract if they’ve had a…

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5 Reasons Enterprises Should Implement a Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing enables enterprises to incorporate independent professional talent into their workforces easily, giving enterprise access to in-demand skills in a faster, more cost-effective way. A primary method for collecting and storing talent when direct sourcing is the creation of a talent pool, generally placed within an internal or proprietary section of a talent cloud…

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How to Build a Bench of Independent Talent You Can Count On

By MBO Partners

Incorporating independent talent into your workforce is a great way to remain agile and deliver innovative solutions. Independent contractors offer flexibly when it comes to growing and shrinking your workforce. As specialists in their respective fields, they offer access to in-demand skills that might not be present in among full-time employees. These benefits can help…

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Leverage “Known Talent” for Direct Sourcing Success

By MBO Partners

While we may not as far as to call it a “war,” there is certainly 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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Proposals, Resumes, and Interviews: Best Practices for Hiring Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

When you have received proposals from independent professionals in response to your project post, reviewing and assessing candidates is the next step toward engaging the best fit for your needs. Do this as a five-step process: Review the proposals Create the first shortlist Review the shortlisted candidates’ resumes Create the final shortlist Interview shortlisted candidates…

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How to Write a Perfect Independent Contractor Job Posting

By MBO Partners

While the best approach to recruiting talent in today’s market is to hire skills rather than a particular work classification, how you attract independent talent with the skills you need differs from how you recruit employees. Because these two ways of working vary widely, your approach to job posting must change when seeking an independent…

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How to Develop a Talent Strategy that Includes Consultants

By MBO Partners

Independent contractors are an important part of the talent pool for many enterprises today. MBO’s latest research finds that there are 64.6 million independent workers in 2022, a 26% increase from 2021. Professionals are making the leap from full-time employment to independence for several reasons, ranging from control of their schedule and career to increased flexibility.   …

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5 Benefits of Using Direct Sourcing to Find Talent

By MBO Partners

Traditional hiring models are quickly becoming a way of the past, and many companies are implementing direct sourcing strategies because of their many benefits. This strategy takes the form of sourcing from today’s valuable talent pool of self-employed professionals. The idea behind these talent management solutions is to move recruiter functions in-house to enable enterprise managers…

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