Workforce Engagement

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MSP vs VMS: Which is better for managing contingent labor?

By MBO Partners

Today’s business leaders are experiencing pressure to improve service, move faster, and find new skills in their workforce. With a need to shift strategies to better meet business goals, enterprises are increasing their dependence on contract, freelance, and gig workers—adopting a flexible workforce that is comprised of both full-time and independent talent. Today, there are…

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6 Benefits of Workforce Optimization for Companies

By MBO Partners

Workforce optimization allows companies to access the talent they need in an agile, cost-efficient way so they can succeed in the future of work.  Finding the talent you need to effectively run your business is no easy feat. As the modern workforce environment increasingly trends towards engaging independent talent, enterprises must adjust the way they…

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5 Strategic Characteristics of a Scalable Independent Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

Though contingent labor has always been part of the workforce to some extent, the Great Realization has spurred the engagement of contractors in larger numbers and in roles that were previously considered employee-only. In some cases, critical skills are only available from independent professionals, causing companies to turn to blended workforce models. As a result,…

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How to Successfully Engage Digital Nomads

By MBO Partners

The number of digital nomads in the American workforce grew 131% from 2019 to 2022. According to our research, this growth will continue as traditional employees as well as independent professionals embrace an “on the road” work style.   Among the 16.9 million digital nomads traveling and working in 2022, many are independent professionals with high-demand…

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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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3 Ways to Manage Freelancers and Independent Contractors (Guide)

By MBO Partners

Compare independent contractor engagement alternatives to find the one that works best for you.

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Direct and Indirect Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement Methods

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How to Engage Independent Contractors (Guide): Costs and Methods

By MBO Partners

Learn how to engage contractors using best practices that reduce costs, attract top talent, and reduce misclassification risk.

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Talent Network Management: Tips for Being the Client of Choice for Top Talent

By MBO Partners

Competition for top independent talent is getting fiercer in today’s workplace. With many in-demand skills and top performers only accessible through contract engagements, insightful enterprises have seen the importance of attracting independent professionals to their brands.   Once these professionals have been attracted and proven to be a good fit for the work and the company,…

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Enterprise to Engage Top Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

The fractional or blended workforce, a mix of full-time employees and contingent labor, is fast becoming the new normal in the enterprise space. In fact, today, one in three workers in enterprises are contingent. When organizations leverage a strategic mix of independent labor, full-time employees, and even offshore talent, we refer to this as an…

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16 Benefits of Hiring Independent Contractors vs Employees

By MBO Partners

Hiring independent contractors over traditional employees comes with many benefits. Today, more than 51 million people have chosen to work independently rather than have a permanent, full-time job. And most independent contractors are very satisfied with the flexibility and creativity their career path affords. Most plan to remain independent and even build a larger business.   …

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