Workforce Engagement

Three Independent Workforce Trends in 2020

Three Independent Workforce Trends in 2020

By MBO Partners

2020 was a challenging year for the American workforce at large as well as independent professionals. However, while independents were certainly impacted by the pandemic-related economic downturn, they were not affected as drastically as traditional workers. New modes of working rapidly became more acceptable, making independent work a more secure path for many workers than…

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Recruiting Contractors: Staffing Agency vs Job Marketplace

By MBO Partners

There are an expanding number of ways to reach independent professional talent. Knowing the key differences between staffing agencies and online marketplaces can help you determine how best to reach independent talent for your unique project needs.

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Three Benefits of Direct Sourcing in the Wake of COVID-19

By MBO Partners

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s far from business as usual for organizations across the world. The majority of people who are able to work remotely are doing so, and for many managers it’s the first time they’ve had to run a fully remote team. Companies are taking different approaches to find success…

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Communication through Crisis: Keeping Project Management Effective in the Wake of COVID-19

By McLean Robbins

In today’s post, Ken Schlechter, change and compliance management expert and owner of Kenneth Michael Consulting Services, LLC, shares insights from more than three decades of experience with companies like Morgan Stanley, The Blackstone Group, and Credit Suisse. The advice provided in this key Insight can apply both to enterprise organizations now navigating a 100…

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3 HR Trends Impacting Businesses Today

By MBO Partners

Traditional hiring models are shifting—that comes as no surprise to savvy businesses. More and more, organizations are taking an integrated approach to talent management. By 2020, the number of self-employed workers in the US is projected to increase to 42 million people. Independent professionals offer flexibility and give enterprises access to in-demand skills that they…

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4 Ways the Independent Workforce Can Help Grow your Business in 2020

By MBO Partners

Today, 41 million Americans work as consultants, freelancers, contractors, temporary, or on-call workers. This independent workforce is a growing and powerful economic force that is shaping the way organizations accomplish their goals. Incorporating independent professional talent as part of a company’s workforce is a practice that is becoming more common and accepted across a wide…

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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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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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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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