Workforce Engagement

The Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement

The Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement

By MBO Partners

Learn about the costs associated with different independent contractor engagement methods and review a case study to see cost savings in action.

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Three Benefits of Direct Sourcing in the Wake of COVID-19

By MBO Partners

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s far from business as usual for organizations across the world. The majority of people who are able to work remotely are doing so, and for many managers it’s the first time they’ve had to run a fully remote team. Companies are taking different approaches to find success…

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3 Challenges of Creating a Successful Workforce Management Program

3 Challenges of Creating a Successful Workforce Management Program

By MBO Partners

A growing career choice for 41 million Americans is on the rise: self-employment. Companies are also increasingly recognizing the many benefits independent talent provide and are incorporating this talent into their workforce strategy. This external workforce is important to many organizations because it allows them to operate at full capacity and meet market demand. If…

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Communication through Crisis: Keeping Project Management Effective in the Wake of COVID-19

By McLean Robbins

In today’s post, Ken Schlechter, change and compliance management expert and owner of Kenneth Michael Consulting Services, LLC, shares insights from more than three decades of experience with companies like Morgan Stanley, The Blackstone Group, and Credit Suisse. The advice provided in this key Insight can apply both to enterprise organizations now navigating a 100…

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Webinar Recap “MBO Manager Hack An Interactive Session”

Webinar Recap “MBO Manager Hack: An Interactive Session”

By MBO Partners

Direct Sourcing Hacks  MBO Partners is hosting a monthly “quick hit” webinar series for engagement managers about how to hack the direct sourcing process to make it easier and faster for them to find and engage the talent they need. Hosted by Bryan Peña, Chief of Market Strategy, and Dustin Talley, Director of Marketplace, the half-hour webinar is a fun, fast paced…

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3 HR Trends Impacting Businesses Today

By MBO Partners

Traditional hiring models are shifting—that comes as no surprise to savvy businesses. More and more, organizations are taking an integrated approach to talent management. By 2020, the number of self-employed workers in the US is projected to increase to 42 million people. Independent professionals offer flexibility and give enterprises access to in-demand skills that they…

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4 Ways the Independent Workforce Can Help Grow your Business in 2020

By MBO Partners

Today, 41 million Americans work as consultants, freelancers, contractors, temporary, or on-call workers. This independent workforce is a growing and powerful economic force that is shaping the way organizations accomplish their goals. Incorporating independent professional talent as part of a company’s workforce is a practice that is becoming more common and accepted across a wide…

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MSP vs VMS: Which is better for managing contingent labor?

By MBO Partners

Today’s business leaders are experiencing pressure to improve service, move faster, and find new skills in their workforce. With a need to shift strategies to better meet business goals, enterprises are increasing their dependence on contract, freelance, and gig workers—adopting a flexible workforce that is comprised of both full-time and independent talent. Today, there are…

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How to Implement a Direct Sourcing Strategy

How to Implement a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

By engaging independent professional talent on a project-basis business today can realize significant cost savings as well as increased output and efficiency. Nearly 64% of senior executives say their external workforce is important or very important in increasing organizational agility, according to research from Deloitte. However, while independent professionals can play a vital role in…

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5 Traits of the Modern Independent Workforce

By MBO Partners

The modern independent workforce embraces technology, works from anywhere in the world, and finds satisfaction in building a career out of their passion. These workers are finding their place in America’s larger workforce, bringing skilled expertise to fill critical job openings while enjoying the flexibility and lifestyle independent work offers. Organizations are increasingly recognizing the…

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