Workforce Engagement

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Recruiting Contractors vs Employees: What’s the Difference?

By MBO Partners

Independent contractors and employees are two very different pools of talent and there are big differences when it comes to recruiting each type of talent. In order to successfully attract, retain, and re-engage independent workers, it’s important to focus on building a recruiting strategy that is specifically designed to meet the needs of these workers….

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Why Use a Direct Sourcing Strategy for Talent Acquisition

By MBO Partners

Many companies today are turning to direct sourcing as a strategy for independent talent acquisition. Direct sourcing helps managers find and compliantly engage talent. Organizations are increasingly relying on the growing pool of people working as independent contractors, freelancers, and self-employed professionals. Independent talent provide access to specialized skills managers struggle to find. Furthermore, businesses…

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How to Increase Direct Sourcing Program Adoption

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing often has a positive impact on enterprises. It allows managers to source talent internally rather than having to rely on a third-party gatekeeper like a staffing company to fill talent needs. When you set up a direct sourcing program, it is important to have buy-in from all relevant parts of your organization to…

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5 Benefits of Project-Based Hiring

By MBO Partners

The modern business model is changing at the same time that the job market is heating up. Even though unemployment is down to historic lows, many enterprises still find it difficult to fill open positions that require in-demand skills. As a result, many companies are turning toward project-based staffing to remain agile and competitive.  What…

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Should I Hire a 1099 Contractor or W2 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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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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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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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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How Contingent Labor Fits into Your Workforce

By MBO Partners

Companies of all sizes have leveraged non-employee workers for a long time. Until recently, contingent labor was commoditized, for example, augmenting staff during seasonal upticks or temporarily replacing an employee on extended leave. While companies still engage contingent labor for purposes like these, many have extended into more strategic areas of the business. For example,…

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3 Things to Consider When Implementing a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing facilitates a direct relationship between enterprise managers and independent workers. With a direct sourcing strategy in place, organizations no longer need to rely on a third party like a consulting firm or staffing company to fill talent needs. 1. What are the benefits? A direct sourcing strategy can provide many business benefits. Unlike…

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