Talent Network

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What’s Driving Continued Digital Nomad Growth?

By MBO Partners

Digital nomadism, the “have internet, will travel” work style that was once only a dream for many people, is becoming part of the mainstream. Our research has revealed that the population of American workers self-describing as digital nomads has steadily risen, from 7.3 million in 2019 to a whopping 16.9 million in 2022. This is…

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9 Steps to Build and Manage a Top Talent Network

By MBO Partners

Your next top-performing worker may be an independent contractor, perhaps on the other side of the world.  Building a network of independent talent is a key component for success in today’s market. Remote work options, including digital nomads, have expanded the pool of available independent professionals with the expertise and knowledge needed for virtually any…

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4 Steps to Hiring the Right Independent Professional

By MBO Partners

Work needs to get done, and there’s no time to waste. You need to find a savvy, highly skilled independent professional who respects a strict budget and has the specific expertise you’re looking for.  So, where should you start looking, and how do you screen and manage independent contractors to protect your company’s best interests?…

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What is a Talent Network

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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What Is Direct Sourcing: How to Start Recruiting Top Talent

By MBO Partners

What is Direct Sourcing? Direct sourcing is a strategy enterprises can use to find and engage independent contractors that involves identifying candidates for an open project or role using their own internal resources rather than a third party to find talent on their behalf. 3 Ways to Direct Source Talent There are three ways for…

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5 Benefits of Implementing a Direct Sourcing Strateg

5 Benefits of Using Direct Sourcing to Find Talent

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing tools make it easy for self-employed professionals to engage with your organization. Here are four benefits these tools can offer.

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4 Ways to Build a Successful Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

Many organizations today are using direct sourcing to engage top independent talent, but many struggle with how to create and build a program that is successful. While companies are familiar with the many benefits of implementing a direct sourcing strategy– eliminating the need for a third-party staffing agency or consulting firm, reducing spend, decreasing overhead…

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6 Ways Companies Can Build Strong Contractor Relationships

By MBO Partners

Build positive, successful relationships with your independent workforce with these five tips.

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How to Make Consultants Part of Your Talent Strategy

How to Develop a Talent Strategy that Includes Consultants

By MBO Partners

Large companies are increasingly considering how to incorporate consultants into their talent strategy in order to win or at least survive in the “war for talent.”  We know that many professionals are making the leap from full-time employment to independence for a number of reasons, ranging from control of their schedule and career to increased…

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Talent Management through Strategic Sourcing

Talent Management through Strategic Sourcing

By Dawnette Cooke

Year after year, leadership and executive teams from all industries have faced the same pressing question: how do you source skilled talent? When seeking highly-skilled specialists and subject-matter experts, the answer to that question is increasingly independent professional talent. The pursuit of independent contractors as a component of strategic sourcing initiatives has evolved quickly in…

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