Workforce Engagement

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Connecting with Creators for Business Benefit

By MBO Partners

The Creator Economy is a network of independent professionals, including the self-employed, solopreneurs, and freelancers, who earn money by creating and distributing digital content. An impressive 8.1 million creators in the U.S. were monetizing their content in 2022—a 14% jump from 6.9 million the previous year. In terms of the content produced, the Creator Economy…

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Hiring Soft Skills for Future Success: Critical Thinking

By MBO Partners

This is the second in a five-part series discussing skills critical for future success.  Succeeding articles will cover creativity, communication, and entrepreneurship. A recalibration is taking place in the workforce as leaders are moving to skills-based organizations and artificial intelligence (AI) is slowly taking on some roles, either completely or as an adjunct to human…

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Reshaping Company Culture: The Gen Z Effect

By MBO Partners

Generation Z is a hot topic among employers today. With its oldest members currently representing 15% of the workforce and the youngest just entering their tweens, the first digital-native generation is set to make big waves in business in the coming decades. Companies seeking the skills that Gen Z brings to the table are finding…

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Webinar Recap: Life Goals – Managing Employee Experience in the Future of Work

By MBO Partners

More and more, workers are leaving corporate America by choice. Rather than becoming independent due to job layoffs or other events, they choose independence for their lifestyles and life goals. It’s an intentional choice, and the number of people making it is accelerating. Company leaders across all business sectors are recognizing the need to shift…

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Hiring Soft Skills for Future Success: Introduction

By MBO Partners

This is the first of a five-part series of articles discussing skills critical for future success.  Succeeding articles will cover specific soft skill areas. The workplace landscape has been in flux for some time as technologies and societal shifts have influenced how companies think of work and the people who get it done. For example,…

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Proposals, Resumes, and Interviews: Best Practices for Hiring Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

When you have received proposals from independent professionals in response to your project post, reviewing and assessing candidates is the next step toward engaging the best fit for your needs. Do this as a five-step process: Review the proposals Create the first shortlist Review the shortlisted candidates’ resumes Create the final shortlist Interview shortlisted candidates…

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What Matters Most to Independent Talent?

By MBO Partners

The independent professionals are highly skilled experts who can fill project roles on-demand. These individuals tend to work on medium-to long-term projects in a specific field of expertise.   By understanding the behaviors and values of independents, enterprises become more attractive to top talent and are better able to retain the workers they want for…

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How to Write a Perfect Independent Contractor Job Posting

By MBO Partners

While the best approach to recruiting talent in today’s market is to hire skills rather than a particular work classification, how you attract independent talent with the skills you need differs from how you recruit employees. Because these two ways of working vary widely, your approach to job posting must change when seeking an independent…

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8 Worker Misclassification Tips to Set Your Enterprise Up for Success

By MBO Partners

Worker classification is an important part of managing a blended workforce composed of full-time and independent contractor talent. Misclassifying workers can be a legal headache and an expensive problem, so following proper laws, policies, and regulations is a must.  And while worker classification may sound scary and complicated, it doesn’t have to be. Today, there…

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3 Best Practices for Independent Contractor Engagement

By MBO Partners

Improve independent contractor program adoption, increase talent retention rates, and mitigate misclassification risk with these three best practices for independent contractor engagement.

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