Workforce Engagement

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From Great Resignation to Great Realization: Independent Work Numbers Surge in the Wake of COVID-19

By MBO Partners

In 2021, the number of independent workers grew to 51.1 million, up 34% from 2020. Welcome to the Great Realization.  Let’s face it, times are changing and the American workforce is rampantly becoming less and less like what you see in old 80’s and 90’s movies. You know, the ones where people drudge themselves to…

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6 Benefits of Workforce Optimization for Companies

By MBO Partners

Workforce optimization allows companies to get the talent access, agility and cost efficiency needed to succeed in the future of work. Finding the talent you need to effectively run your business is no easy feat. The modern workforce environment is increasingly trending towards remote and independent labor. Businesses that embrace this change by aligning their…

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How Does Direct Sourcing Work?

By MBO Partners

Work today is an evolving landscape that is moving away from the conventional 9-to-5 employee model and towards more agile, project-based talent strategy. The independent workforce is an increasingly important part of this new normal. 38.2 million Americans currently work as independent professionals, and there is a growing support infrastructure of products, services that support…

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4 Tips for Managing Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Read these smart and effective tips for successfully managing independent professionals. These tips focus on effective communication and defining measurements for program management.

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5 Effective Strategies to Attract the Best Talent

By MBO Partners

The independent workforce is a growing and vital source of talent for many enterprises. Independent contractors provide access to in-demand skills without adding to company payroll, they offer staffing flexibility, and can help companies minimize employment costs. But as more organizations become aware of these benefits, competition for top independent talent is growing. The best…

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Tips for Managing Remote Teams

By MBO Partners

One of the many effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the workplace is the growth and acceptance of remote work. In fact, our research finds that 4.8 million independents currently describe themselves as digital nomads: workers who have chosen to embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that enables them to travel and work remotely, anywhere…

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How to Calculate the ROI of Hiring Independent Consultants

By MBO Partners

Independent professional talent offer organizations skilled expertise and on-demand availability. They bring many benefits to the table including an effective way to reduce costs, drive product innovation, and expand a company’s pool of available skills. For many organizations, adding independent talent to their workforce has helped increase organizational agility, boost speed to market, and better…

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5 Benefits of Outsourcing Contractor Management

By MBO Partners

Outsourcing engagement and management tasks for your independent workforce can help your company stay compliant, save costs, and be more efficient.

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CASE STUDY: A Global Management and Information Technology Consulting Firm Streamlines Independent Contractor Engagement

By MBO Partners

CASE STUDY Vertical: Professional Services | Type: Workforce Management Managing various groups of independent professionals in a streamlined, compliant manner is a difficult thing for enterprises to do without the right infrastructure in place. While the rise of new collaboration technology makes it easier for companies to expand their national or global presence for less…

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CASE STUDY: Big 4 Consulting Firm Updates their Approach to Independent Contractor Compliance

By MBO Partners

CASE STUDY Vertical: Professional Services | Type: Misclassification and Compliance When enterprises engage independent contractor talent, they must take steps to comply with relevant laws, policies, and regulations in order to operate legally. Compliance means many things—from preventing harassment and discrimination, to safeguarding sensitive data and building a safe workplace. And, when it comes to…

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