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5 Behaviors and Values of Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

The independent professionals available to enterprises today are highly skilled experts who can fill project roles on-demand. By understanding the behaviors and values of independents, organizations become more attractive to top talent and are better able to retain the workers they want for future opportunities. Below, we review five factors that matter most to independent…

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Digital Nomads: A Growing Trend of Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

Digital nomads—workers who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work remotely—have increased significantly in number over the past few years. Our latest research found that 15.5 million American workers describe themselves as digital nomads, a 42% increase from 2020 and 112% increase from 2019. Digital Nomads Defined While it’s hard…

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How to Make Business Decisions as an Independent Contractor

How to Create a Contingent Workforce Management Strategy: 6 Steps

By MBO Partners

When you engage independent workers, it is critical to have an independent workforce management strategy so that your program can be effective and successful. Whether you work with independent contractors, freelancers or consultants, contingent workers must be engaged and managed differently than traditional employees. There is a distinct level of compliance risk associated with this…

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What is Contingent Workforce Management?

By MBO Partners

What is Contingent Workforce Management? Contingent workforce management involves finding, engaging, and managing contingent talent—people who work as independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs, digital nomads, gig workers etc. In order to build a blended workforce that is a strategic mix of contingent and full-time talent, it is important to: (1) engage talent quickly, cost-effectively, and…

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Improve Workforce Management with a Chief Freelance Officer

By MBO Partners

Freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, entrepreneurs, etc. create the independent workforce and are changing the way we view and understand work. Today, millions of Americans report working full-time providing professional services. The large majority of these workers have chosen this path of independence and are happy with their choice. From the perspective of enterprises, there…

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How to Make Business Decisions as an Independent Contractor

4 Reasons Companies Hire Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Companies often hire independent contractors when they either need outside talent who have skilled expertise or their need is only temporary.  Today’s workforce ecosystem is incredibly diverse. Enterprises are building dynamic teams with a mix of salaried employees and contract or freelance talent. And the contingent worker side of this equation is quickly growing as…

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Why Use a Direct Sourcing Strategy for Talent Acquisition

Why Use a Direct Sourcing Strategy for Talent Acquisition

By MBO Partners

Organizations today are increasingly relying on the growing pool of people working as independent contractors, freelancers, self-employed professionals. Independent talent provide access to the specialized skills managers struggle to find. Furthermore, businesses can realize significant cost savings as well as increased output by engaging independent talent on a project-basis. But how do managers find and…

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Should I Hire a Contractor or Employee 6 Questions to Ask

Should I Hire a Contractor or Employee? 6 Questions to Ask

By MBO Partners

By engaging independent contractors, organizations can realize many benefits—from significant financial savings and staffing flexibility, to access to specialized skills and expertise. Independent talent can be a great way to test out new services, lay the foundation for a new business unit, or implement a new technology system. But in order to avoid risk, ensure…

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1099 vs W2 Employee: Pros and Cons

By MBO Partners

The differences between 1099 and W-2 tax forms, and considerations to take into account when making hiring decisions for your organization.

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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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