Workforce Management

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7 Best Practices for a Scalable Contingent Labor Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

A blended workforce, combining full-time and independent talent, offers strategic opportunities for business growth. Staffing flexibility, the ability to compete for in-demand skills, and improved speed to market are some of the results that can be achieved with a well-integrated contingent labor program. It’s not unusual for a company to start small when integrating independent…

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How Big and Small Companies Can Innovate During A Recession  

By MBO Partners

Open innovation answers all the leftover problems that companies can’t solve during even the best of times. Economic downturns flash a light on the need for these solutions. Companies are most familiar with attracting employees and contingent workers. However, problem solvers can fit into those gaps left by a traditional workforce. Large corporations are more…

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How to Build a Competitive Workforce Strategy

By MBO Partners

Building a community around independent talent is an important part of workforce optimization. independent contractors who have in-demand skills tend to be able to pick and choose the clients they work with. That means, in order to attract and engage the very best talent, organizations must place a strong focus on candidate experience when building their…

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How to Maintain Relationships with Top Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Finding and engaging skilled independent contractors who work well with your company is a big accomplishment. But it’s just the first step in building a blended workforce. Developing strong relationships with independents is essential to retain this talent pool. By building a positive reputation among contingent workers, you can ensure your organization is top of mind…

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5 Strategic Characteristics of a Scalable Independent Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

Though contingent labor has always been part of the workforce to some extent, the Great Realization has spurred the engagement of contractors in larger numbers and in roles that were previously considered employee-only. In some cases, critical skills are only available from independent professionals, causing companies to turn to blended workforce models. As a result,…

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Building an Adaptive Workforce Through Direct Sourcing

By MBO Partners

More than ever before, enterprises today need to be able to move quickly and effectively to adapt to changing businesses needs and disruptions. Building a workforce composed of a mix of full-time and contingent talent is one of the top ways savvy businesses are achieving workforce agility.  Agile enterprises are better positioned to adapt to…

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How to Successfully Engage Digital Nomads

By MBO Partners

The number of digital nomads in the American workforce grew 131% from 2019 to 2022. According to our research, this growth will continue as traditional employees as well as independent professionals embrace an “on the road” work style.   Among the 16.9 million digital nomads traveling and working in 2022, many are independent professionals with high-demand…

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What’s Driving Continued Digital Nomad Growth?

By MBO Partners

Digital nomadism, the “have internet, will travel” work style that was once only a dream for many people, is becoming part of the mainstream. Our research has revealed that the population of American workers self-describing as digital nomads has steadily risen, from 7.3 million in 2019 to a whopping 16.9 million in 2022. This is…

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9 Steps to Build and Manage a Top Talent Network

By MBO Partners

Your next top-performing worker may be an independent contractor, perhaps on the other side of the world.  Building a network of independent talent is a key component for success in today’s market. Remote work options, including digital nomads, have expanded the pool of available independent professionals with the expertise and knowledge needed for virtually any…

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6 Ways to Ensure the Enterprise Readiness of Your Contingent Labor Program

By MBO Partners

Enterprise readiness is top of mind for many businesses. Fundamentally, enterprise readiness is the ability of a particular function or capability to expand across the entire organization. For example, the IT department must ensure that systems and applications can scale as needed. Enterprise readiness contributes to business flexibility and agility, and helps a business respond…

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