Workforce Engagement

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How to Mitigate Risk through Compliance

By Bunker

The modern workforce has seen a dramatic shift away from the salaried 9-5 employee, and towards a mosaic of independent contractors engaged by enterprises for specific projects. While the gig economy is in many ways a more efficient and productive model, it’s also a less secure one. That’s not to say that engaging independent contractors…

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Should Your Independent Contractors Have Cyber Insurance?

By Bunker

Cyber insurance helps protect your company from costly data breaches not covered by general or professional liability insurance. Learn the benefits of cyber insurance, what it protects, and why you should consider it if your company engages independent contractors.

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MBO Partners’ State of Independence in America Report: What it Means for Your Independent Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

Understand the trends of the independent workforce by viewing our in-depth webinar.

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Compliance Risk Assessment Tool for Independent Workforce Engagement

Compliance Risk Assessment Tool for Independent Workforce Engagement

By MBO Partners

Because there is risk associated with hiring independent contractors, preparation is key.  There are many factors to consider and many steps to take to create an effective program. These include: Support from executive leadership Company-wide policy creation Engagement criteria creation Creation of processes to ensure fast onboarding time and payment Identification of key program management staff…

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Workers Comp for Independent Contractors: Are You Covered?

By Bunker

A common question on the minds of enterprises, staffing firms, and on-demand platforms is: how do we solve for worker injury and workers’ compensation when engaging independent contractors? It’s a hot-button problem with tangible risk, particularly in light of the many lawsuits continuing to underline the issue. As an enterprise, it’s time to start thinking about the risks…

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Self-Employment Remains a Viable, Desirable Career Path in 2018, Finds 8th Annual State of Independence in America Report

By MBO Partners

Strong, mature, and evolving are words used to describe today’s independent workforce in MBO Partners 8th annual State of Independence in America Report, the longest-running, comprehensive look at the independent workforce. Even amidst record low unemployment and the strongest jobs market in decades, independent work remains a viable and desirable career path for nearly 42…

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What is the Independent Workforce?

By MBO Partners

Independent professionals are fast-growing, vital part of our workforce. According to MBO Partners’ latest State of Independence study, the total number of self-employed Americans aged 21 and above rose to 41.1 million. Independents span all industries, from on-demand drivers and freelance writers to finance professionals and IT consultants. There are many benefits to being independent—the…

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Top 3 Freelance Management System FMS Solutions and Trends

By John Piazza

The modern enterprise understands the glaring need – and associated pressures of – engaging the best independent contractor for your project. The systems by which the independent workforce is managed often referred to as a Freelancer Management System (FMS), has drastically evolved in recent years. This blog takes a look at the key components that have…

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Leveraging Independent Contractors: A Solution for the Talent War

By MBO Partners

Business professionals know that it has become increasingly difficult to find, recruit, and maintain top independent talent. So, how do you keep the talent you have, and continually attract top new talent at the same time? The answer is surprisingly simple: keep your independent contractors and consultants happy—and stay compliant. But how? Terri Gallagher, owner…

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State of Independence in America 2015: MBO Partners Examines Five Years of Insight on the Growth of the Independent Workforce

By MBO Partners

Today, MBO Partners released its fifth annual State of Independence in America report. The good news – and it is mostly good news – is that the independent workforce, now boasting 30.2 million Independents aged 21 and over, continues to grow at a faster pace than overall American employment. These independents work on a full- or…

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