Workforce Engagement

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How to make work life balance a corporate objective for the month (every month)

By MBO Partners

As more people than ever before work remotely, work-life balance is an important corporate objective to consider. Working from home can be challenging. It can be hard to stop working at normal hours, there are distractions everywhere, and it can get lonely. Whether you are managing independent contractors who work remotely, or a group of…

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5 Contingent Workforce Market Trends

By Mark Stringer

I’ve not written any content for a while. It’s been extremely busy here and unintentionally this part of my responsibility has lapsed. Whilst I am far from a great creator of content—it always takes me longer than most to create it—I do actually quite enjoy the process. It forces me to take time and sit…

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Engaging Independent Contractors: 10 Do’s and Don’ts to Guarantee Project Success

By MBO Partners

If you’re looking to engage a top independent contractor for your next project, there are a few tips and best practices to keep in mind. Follow these simple steps to ensure project success! DO THIS DON’T DO THIS Develop job descriptions tailored to the independent contractor audience Market the project scope in addition to the…

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5 Tips for Engaging Independent Contractors vs. Employees

By MBO Partners

Hiring a full-time employee is a very different process than engaging an independent contractor. In general, full-time employees are the best option for ongoing business needs that are a core competency of your company. Independent contractors offer flexible options for project-based work, or when you need to bring on specialized expertise for a particular deliverable….

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How to Achieve Corporate Agility by Leveraging Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Project-based workflows are an increasingly popular way to get work done. Companies today are using workforces composed of full-time, independent, and offshore talent. In the midst of COVID-19, organizations are having to be more flexible and creative than ever before. Many have transitioned to remote work and others are experimenting with adjusting their operating models….

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Recruiting Contractors vs Employees: What’s the Difference?

By MBO Partners

Independent contractors and employees are two very different pools of talent. That means there are big differences when it comes to recruiting each type of talent. In order to successfully attract, retain, and re-engage independent workers, it’s important to focus on building a recruiting strategy that is specifically designed to meet the needs of these…

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Contingent Workforce Program Adoption Now

By MBO Partners

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Contingent Workforce Program Adoption Now At the last company I worked with, I was responsible for hiring freelance writers, editors, designers and, well, all things marketing related. I searched job boards and marketplaces to find the right talent, at the right cost, for the projects I had on the…

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How to Win the Great Realization: Adding Contingent Workers to Your Workforce Strategy

By MBO Partners

There has never been a better—or easier—time to engage contingent workers. More than 51 million Americans are now working as independents. That number is up 34% from 2020, and it makes sense. People who work independently report being happier, healthier, and wealthier than their traditionally-employed counterparts. What’s more, some 68% say they’re more financially secure…

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6 Best Practices to Follow When Hiring Freelancers

By MBO Partners

The future of work is increasingly project-based. And, as you already know, it’s mostly remote. And many enterprise organizations are moving to a new model of hiring to accommodate the changing tides. They’ve started to hire freelancers. These independent, project-based workers bring ultra specific skills to an organization’s workforce and help them maintain a competitive…

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How to Build an Agile Workforce with Contingent Talent

By MBO Partners

Enterprises across the globe are adapting and revising their strategic mindsets. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many companies to re-think how work gets done, and for many this has involved embracing a flexible workforce composed of a mix of fulltime, W-2 employees and independent contractors. Independent contractors offer quick access to in-demand skills, giving organizations…

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