Workforce Engagement

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Contingent Workforce Management Solution: How to Leverage and Optimize Your Workforce

By MBO Partners

What is Contingent Workforce Management? Contingent workforce management involves finding, engaging, and managing contingent talent—people who work as independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs, digital nomads, gig workers etc. In order to build a blended workforce that is a strategic mix of contingent and full-time talent, it is important to: (1) engage talent quickly, cost-effectively, and…

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Improve Workforce Management with a Chief Freelance Officer

By MBO Partners

Freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, entrepreneurs, etc. create the independent workforce and are changing the way we view and understand work. Today, millions of Americans report working full-time providing professional services. The large majority of these workers have chosen this path of independence and are happy with their choice. From the perspective of enterprises, there…

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Top 4 Reasons Companies Use Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Today’s workforce ecosystem is incredibly diverse. Enterprises are building dynamic teams with a mix of salaried employees and contract or freelance talent. And the contingent worker side of this equation is quickly growing as companies embrace the skills, expertise, and flexibility of on-demand talent. The external workforce has become key to organizations increasing their agility,…

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Why Use a Direct Sourcing Strategy for Talent Acquisition

By MBO Partners

Organizations today are increasingly relying on the growing pool of people working as independent contractors, freelancers, self-employed professionals. Independent talent provide access to the specialized skills managers struggle to find. Furthermore, businesses can realize significant cost savings as well as increased output by engaging independent talent on a project-basis. But how do managers find and…

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Should I Hire a Contractor or 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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Hiring 1099 vs W-2 Employee: Pros and Cons

By MBO Partners

The differences between 1099 and W-2 tax forms, and considerations to take into account when making hiring decisions for your organization.

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From Great Resignation to Great Realization: Independent Work Numbers Surge in the Wake of COVID-19

By MBO Partners

In 2021, the number of independent workers grew to 51.1 million, up 34% from 2020. Welcome to the Great Realization.  Let’s face it, times are changing and the American workforce is rampantly becoming less and less like what you see in old 80’s and 90’s movies. You know, the ones where people drudge themselves to…

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6 Benefits to Optimizing Your Workforce

By MBO Partners

Finding the talent you need to effectively run your business is no easy feat. The modern workforce environment is increasingly trending towards remote and independent labor. Businesses that embrace this change by aligning their workforce with a strategic mix of full-time, independent, and offshore talent are increasingly competitive and agile. Below, we take a look…

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How Does Direct Sourcing Work?

By MBO Partners

Work today is an evolving landscape that is moving away from the conventional 9-to-5 employee model and towards more agile, project-based talent strategy. The independent workforce is an increasingly important part of this new normal. 38.2 million Americans currently work as independent professionals, and there is a growing support infrastructure of products, services that support…

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4 Tips for Managing Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Read these smart and effective tips for successfully managing independent professionals. These tips focus on effective communication and defining measurements for program management.

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