Workforce Engagement

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Creating an Independent Professional Value Proposition for Your Enterprise

By MBO Partners

Competition for high-value independent talent is heating up. The US independent population was 64.6 million strong in 2022, and even with a low unemployment rate, that number is likely to continue to increase as professionals with in-demand skills choose independence as their best career strategy. To attract people with the right skills, it is critical…

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Why Direct Sourcing Can Help You Manage Risk When Engaging Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

There are many benefits to using direct sourcing as a strategy for talent acquisition. Direct sourcing allows organizations to find highly-qualified independent talent by using their own resources rather than relying on a third-party staffing agency or consulting firm. Direct sourcing can help enterprise managers reduce the time and cost of recruiting. Modern tools like…

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5 Ways to Simplify Talent Re-Engagement

By MBO Partners

Re-engaging independent talent who have previously worked with your business can be a great way to save time and money. When independents are already familiar with the processes and culture of your company, they can get to work faster and more comfortably. Not only will they already understand expectations for work, but managers and internal…

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Direct Sourcing (Guide)

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Direct Sourcing (Guide)

By MBO Partners

As the use of independent professional labor continues to grow, so does the need for more efficient ways to find and leverage this increasingly valuable talent pool.

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16 Benefits of Hiring Contractors vs Employees

By MBO Partners

Hiring independent contractors over full time 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…

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6 Best Practices to Follow When Hiring Freelancers

By MBO Partners

Hiring freelancers is a key part of a successful project-based work environment. Many business organizations are moving to a new model of hiring that incorporates both freelancers as well as full-time employees. Freelancers are independent, project-based workers who bring in-demand skills to an organization’s workforce and help them maintain a competitive advantage among their peers….

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What to Look for When Hiring a Consultant

By MBO Partners

Hiring independent contractors to build a blended workforce can result in many benefits for your company. Freelance workers give enterprises increased flexibility. By outsourcing work to an independent contractor, companies often save on the many costs associated with hiring a full-time employee. Independent contractors also give hiring managers access to in-demand skills—these are works who…

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5 Things to Look for When Hiring Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Hiring independent talent as an addition to a full-time workforce is a growing strategy among companies today. With 64.6 million people working independently, there’s a lot of talent to choose from. But finding the right person who has the skillset you need and aligns with your company culture or working style can be a challenge….

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5 Ways to Attract Top Talent

By MBO Partners

In 2022, there were more than 64 million independent workers. And the vast majority of this group has a lot of choice when it comes to picking the clients they work with. Independent talent can fill in-demand roles with skills like specialized management consulting, engineering, marketing, research, and product development. As organizations look for new…

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Independent Professional Workforce Defined

By MBO Partners

What is the Independent Workforce? Independents are the 64.6 million people in the US who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. This fast-growing population includes all age ranges, genders, skill sets, and income levels, and spans many different segments of our economy from app-based commodity service like on-demand drivers, to graphic designers, government consultants,…

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